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Keith Johnson, Deseret Morning News
Runners cross over a bridge during the Spring View Farms 5k race in Bluffdale on July 28. Karin Hill Lockovitch was the overall winner of the women's division. She won by 2 1/2 minutes.

Jeff Phillippi was simply looking for a way to get in better shape for his soccer exploits when he took up running two years ago. The 31-year-old Cedar Hills resident had started playing in an indoor soccer league, and he quickly discovered he could definitely use a fitness boost.

Cue some running.

"I just wanted to do something so I could stay in shape longer," he said.

Running in various 5Ks throughout the valley, Phillippi has accomplished exactly that. And in the process, he's discovered that he has plenty of ability on the pavement.

Phillippi, who had previously won a handful of races, added another win to his collection on July 28. Participating in the Spring View Farms 5K, which wrapped along the Jordan River Parkway trail in Bluffdale, Phillippi edged George Katz, 49, for the overall win, 18 minutes, 10.83 seconds to 18:16.92.

Has Phillippi's foray into running aided his soccer game?

"It's helped me, definitely," he said. "If I need to, I can (now) stay in the game the whole time. ... It's just helped my game out overall."

Phillippi spent the majority of the Spring View Farms 5K just trying to stay up with the leading runners.

Then, in the last kilometer of the race, he made his move.

After catching up to Katz, he quickly said "hello" and then "goodbye."

"'OK, well I'm gonna go now,"' is what he told himself after briefly running alongside Katz. "I took off, and he just kind of stayed at the same pace."

From there, Phillippi dashed to the finish line, winning by six seconds.

Sandy White, Joshua Heitland and Jon Stones finished third, fourth and fifth overall, respectively.

Meanwhile, Karin Hill Lockovitch was the overall winner of the women's division. Lockovitch impressively beat second-place finisher Emily Thresher by 2 1/2 minutes.

Spring View Farms 5K results

Saturday, July 28

Bluffdale

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Overall winner: Jeff Phillippi, 18 minutes, 10.83 seconds. Ages 1-14: 1, Ty Michaelis, 24:08.34; 2, Dale Christensen, 31:22.03; 3, Harry Sullivan, 46:14.60. Ages 15-18: 1, Garrett Briggs, :21.08.51. Ages 19-29: 1, Jesse Panuccio, :22.39.77; 2, Ryan Bailey, :22.53.02; 3, Michael Colton, :23.13.22; 4, Bryce Christensen, 28:11.80; 5, Nate Chipping, 46:57.72. Ages 30-39: 1, Jeff Phillippi, 18:10.83; 2, Sandy White, 19:32.61; 3, Joshua Heitland, 19:41.72; 4, Jon Stones, 19:45.40; 5, Eric McDowell, 21:43.52; 6, Bill Thresher, 22:38.76; 7, Ryan Yakiwchuk, 24:28.84; 8, Charles Nolan, 24:45.18; 9, Doug Humphreys, 28:06.94; 10, Aaron Kammerman, 30:13.26; 11, Brett Rowe, :36.46.18. Ages 40-49: 1, George Katz, 18:16.92; 2, David Zuniga, 19:52.13; 3, Matthew Sheehan, 21:42.12; 4, Tracy Michiels, 24:32.05; 5, Troy Oliver, 25:09.74; 6, Jon Kelly, 25:19.59; 7, Jon Diller, 25:40.64; 8, Vince Anderson, 27:33.90; 9, Al Romero, 28:35.10; 10, Chris Nordgan, 28:54.23; 11, Kevin Gates, 28:58.03; 12, Branden Allred, 29:40.17; 13, Rich Bailey, 30:07.38; 14, Todd Nunley, 32:28.29; 15, Evan Sullivan, 46:18.25. Ages 50-59: 1, Arlen Hale, 24:10.75; 2, Bill Allbright, 27:06.91; 3, Glen Rowe, 29:25.15; 4, J. Brent Bluth, 47:19.89. Ages 60-69: 1, John Radzinski, 29:59.38. Male Clydesdale: 1, Mike Turner, 29:32.44.

WOMEN

Overall winner: Karin Hill Lockovitch, 21:54.15. Ages 1-14: 1, Jordan Anderson, 27:34.51; 2, Madison Day, 27:46.06; 3, Kira Christensen, 42:01.82. Ages 15-18: 1, Lauren Bluth, 25:22.29; 2, Taylor Bluth, 25:23.38; 3, Shawna Michaelis, 27:26.61; 4, Amanta Nabity, 30:54.91. Ages 19-29: 1, Jennifer Epperson, 25:22.89; 2, Miriam Vanderlinden, 26:00.27; 3, Brooke Hulsh, 27:31.46; 4, Tiffany Hardle, 28:05.94; 5, Melissa Wolff, 28:06.34; 6, Hailey Greenwood, 28:17.35; 7, Rosemary Sill, 29:04.63; 8, Miriam Millor, 29:18.18; 9, Jamie Christensen, 30:01.07; 10, Nicole Davis, 30:21.92; 11, Megan McCantless, 30:52.47; 12, Mariko Farr, 31:15.56; 13, Tana Bennett, 31:18.80; 14, Jill Hales, 32:08.89; 15, Megan Alder, 32:42.89; 16, Melissa Vanderlinden, 32:48.67; 17, Faith Mmbokothi, 33:16.05; 18, Heidi Dillier, 33:19.72; 19, Jennifer Chipping, 33:31.73; 20, Diana Juarez, 33:51.49; 21, Karalee Shaw, 43:10.46. Ages 30-39: 1, Karin Hill Lockovitch, 21:54.15; 2, Emily Thresher, 24:18.76; 32, Michelle Nolan, 24:44.64; 4, Carmen Nulph, 24:59.22; 5, Denise Robinson, 25:55.40; 6, Britini Cummings, 26:14.80; 7, Jennifer Whitehead, 26:56.32; 8, Niki Nielsen, 27:31.95; 9, Janna Heitland, 27:56.12; 10, Becky Halls, 32:01.77; 11, Marnee Winn, 32:44.80; 12, Jill Murdock, 32:47.71; 13, Stephanie Kitchen, 33:50.03; 14, Valissa Ward, 33:50.90; 15, Monica Allred, 34:46.86; 16, Jen Wakefield-Diller 46:56.38; 17, Laurie Barkin, 48:24.77. Ages 40-49: 1, Tami Katz, 25:.59.06; 2, Catherine Coulter, 26:35.29; 3, Karen Nabity, 28:34.41; 4, Tracy Derby, 28:45.66; 5, Sherry Arthur, 30:12.84; 6, Charlene Thorne, 33:35.61; 7, Amy orr, 34:.06.06; 8, Karen Pilgram, 34:45.88; 9, Kelly Allan, 36:25.23; 10, Christy Tousley, :38.57.69; 11, Joanne Jorgensen, 46:04.26; 12, Kathleen Bluth, 47:18.76. Ages 50-59: 1, Diane Mackay, 25:36.69; 2, Susan McCantless, 33:22.49.


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