Oz Endurance hosted their first annual Kansas Gravel Grind 50K on Saturday to benefit the Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation. The event saw 27 individuals and four four-man teams race a little more than 31 miles through the gravel roads of Butler County to finish off at BG Stadium in El Dorado.
Marc Friesen of Newton finished with the best overall time in less than four hours with a 3 hour, 56:05 time to win the individual and overall event. Matt Hershey from Miami, Fla., finished in second with a time of 4:13:43 and David Wakefield of Ozawkie finished in 4:19:25 for third.
Jaclyn Long from Hoyt was the was the top female individual finisher after completing the race in 4:47:38.
In the team event, the Pace Setters finished in first out of four relay teams with a 4:28:10 finish. The team, which is from El Dorado, consisted of Mason Greene, Casey Greenlee Giffin, Suzie Locke and Tim Schaffner, coach of the Butler Grizzlies football team.
Running Is Our Therapy came in second in the relay with a 5:20:41, Agent P third at 5:35:02 and Team Max finished fourth with a 5:58:20.