2 Newport runners complete East Fork Backpack 10.8-Mile Trail Run


Two athletes from Newport completed the East Fork Backpack 10.8-Mile Trail Run on July 20 in Bethel.

Krista Barnett, 28, crossed the finish line in 1:35:11, and Jessica Stradtman, 31, finished in 1:39:26.

According to results accessed July 24 at the Running Time website, race organizers said 63 runners finished the 10.8-mile race, which began and ended at East Fork Lake State Park Beach Area, 3294 Elklick Road.

Taylor Clark, 32, of Morrow, was the men's and overall winner with a finishing time of 1:13:54, while Laurah Lukin, 32, of Cincinnati, was the winner in the women's category with a time of 1:24:27.