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.
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.