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October 21, 2013

Mankato rookie wins women's 10K

MANKATO — Emily Schudrowitz may be realtively new to the Mankato area, but she's already making a name for herself as a runner.

Schudrowitz became a little more well-known Sunday by winning the women's half of the 10K race as part of Mankato Marathon weekend.

Schudrowitz, 23, is a Milwaukee native who works at Mankato's YMCA, and she has been running in her spare time. The North Mankato resident won the women's 10K in a time of 40 minutes, 4 seconds.

She has done a couple races before but never expected to be the first to cross the finish line. Her previous best was accomplished at the Bellin Run in Green Bay, Wis., finishing 580th overall with a time of 44:41, four minutes behind her time from Sunday.

“Today was good,” Schudrowitz said. “I’m tired, but I mean it was a pretty good run.”

Schudrowitz’s final time edged out Ashley Hoscheit for the women's top spot. Hoscheit, 29, also lives in North Mankato and finished in 41:27.

Angela Kauch of Plymouth was third in 44:13, and Belle Plaine's Heather Kick-Abrahamson was fourth in 44:54. Completing the top five was St. Peter's Emily Thompson, who clocked a 45:20. In all, 417 women competed in the 10k.

The temperature could have been a little warmer for Schudrowitz, but she obviously adapted to the almost-freezing climate to make her way to the front of the pack.

“I don’t like being cold,” she added. “A little warmer would have perfect, like in the 50s, but I warmed up pretty quickly.”

The 10K race began at Minnesota State University's campus and proceeded down Monks Avenue, similar to the longer races, before turning off and weaving through the back roads on the southern edge of Mankato. The course ultimately took the runners to Stoltzman Road where the elevation takes a dip, and finally a right turn onto Riverfront Drive for the stretch run.

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