Burdick beats competitive field in Beef and Eggs 5K

Courtesy photo: Kyle Burdick (939) holds a slim lead over Joshua Yeager (974) as they begin the downhill stretch to the finish line in the 2020 Beef and Eggs 5K.

BROOKINGS – Kyle Burdick, of Sioux Falls, maintained a slim lead over Joshua Yeager, of Brookings, down the stretch and gained a couple steps near the finish line of the 2020 Beef and Eggs 5K on Saturday.

Burdick won by 16th annual event by beating Yeager 14:56 to 14:59 (4:48/4:49 pace). Both are 23-year-old former runners at South Dakota State University.

A total of 62 runners competed with Ainsley Powers, an 18-year-old SDSU recruit from Brookings, placing first among woman with a time of 18:28.

There was a strong field of young males with the top 10 finishing with a 5:30 pace or faster.

Top 10

Kyle Burdick, 23, Sioux Falls, 14:56

Joshua Yeager, 23, Brookings, 14:59

Ben Olson, 20, Coon Rapids, Minn., 15:15

Peter Falcon, 30, Minneapolis, 15:28

Andy Vasquez, 22, Omaha, 15:47

Noah Bundrock, 20, Howard Lake, Minn., 15:52

Tom Breuckman, 20, Andover, Minn., 15:54

Tyler Boltjes, 41, Beresford, 16:07

Josh Scholten, 37, Marshall, Minn., 17:05

Keaton Gruber, 21, Brookings, 17:06

Top three females

Ainsley Powers, 18, Brookings, 18:28

Eleonora Curtabbi, 23, Howard Lake, 18:40

Oksana Covey, 23, Brookings, 20:18

The race is sponsored by Prairie Striders Running Club and directed by Kevin Bjerke and Ryan Egeberg.

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