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2024 I RAN FROM THE COPS 5k and SWAT Challenge Results

For the second year, the Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted early morning fitness events on the Fourth of July. A 5K and a SWAT challenge took place on Palenske Field.

Officer Ryan McGinnis with WSPD lead the 5k runners and then followed them throughout the course with flashing lights. The participants can truly say they “ran from the cops.”

The winner of the SWAT Challenge, and MRAP ride in the parade, was Jonathan Bevill. He was unable to attend, however. Second-place winner Caleb Hines gifted the prize to his youngest brother -- James Hines.
HCSO SWAT officers conducted and scored the SWAT Challenge, and according to the Chamber, Sheriff Brett Campbell joined in to encourage the competitors who competed in this strenuous event.

SWAT Challenge winners:

Youth Category (12 & under)
1st Place – James Hines
2nd Place – John Hines
3rd Place – Braylon Wake

Adult Category (13 & up)
1st Place - Johnathan Bevill
2nd Place – Caleb Hines
3rd Place – Jace Letterman



Overall Male – Joel Smith
Overall Female – Kirsten Bevill

12 & Under:
Male: 1st place – Easton Smith
Female: 1st Place – Faith Smith
Male: 1st Place – Joel Smith
2nd Place – Elijah Roberts
Male: 1st Place – Carson Smith
2nd Place – Mason Aye
Female: 1st Place – McKensie Collins
2nd Place – Lizzy Hines
Male: 1st Place – Jeremy Falkenbach
Male: 1st Place – Tyler Pulley
2nd Place – Dillin Smith
Female: 1st Place – Kirsten Bevill
2nd Place – Amanda Smith
Male: 1st Place – Lance Stehling
Female: 1st Place – Tracie Smeltzer
2nd Place – Twila Hiara
3rd Place – Dian Anderson
Male: 1st Place – Steve Hopkins
Female: 1st Place – Mary Aye
2nd Place – Ann Hines

Completing the Fun Run Youth course were brothers Andrew and Matthew Bevill. They received
certificates and gift bags from WSPD Chief Ellison.


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