Nickel is a Goessel native and Lehman was youth pastor at Hillsboro?s First Mennonite and Trinity Mennonite churches.
Hillsboro had five finishers in the top 25 overall: Sean Leihy (fourth, 18:05), Bob Woelk (15th, 21:05), Bill Good (18th, 21:31), Tom Leihy (19th, 21:50), and Anna Woods (21st, 22:08).
Lonnie Hiebert (29th, 23:42) was Goessel?s top finisher.
Marion?s top finisher was Casson Schmidt (32nd, 25:07).
Galva was represented by Teri Chaney (51st, 28:14) and Lehigh was represented by Jim Dawes (61st, 31:09).
Donna Spoonemore (27th, 23:22) placed first in the women?s 40-49 group. Sandy Arnold (44th, 27:15) and Shelly Schale (50th, 29:03) gave Hillsboro a 1-2 finish in the women?s 30-39 group.
Good placed first in the men?s 20-29 group, and Leihy placed first in the men?s 10-19 group.
Four-year-old Skylar Wuest, walking with sister Brooklyn and mother Deena, of Goessel, placed third in the boys 9-and-under group. Goessel?s Eden Hiebert, 8, and Brittany Hiebert, 9, placed second and third in the girls 9-and-under group.