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Iyer and Handfinger run to victory in Second Empire 5K

Srini Iyer and Tiffany Handfinger took top honors at the 10th annual Second Empire 5K Classic on Saturday in downtown Raleigh.

Iyer, a 20-year-old N.C. State student, completed the course in 16
minutes, 18 seconds. Dave Max, 34, of Goldsboro finished second in
17:01, and Daryn Labody, 39, of Raleigh was third in 17:44.

Handfinger, 29, of Chapel Hill had a time of 19:10 to finish ninth
overall among the more than 400 5K finishers. Debra Warner, 45, of Cary
was second in 20:42. Paige Woodard, 21, of Raleigh finished third in

Iyer and Bowler run to victories in Raleigh's 28th Run for the Oaks

A threat of rain failed to keep more than 600 runners and walkers from
turning out for the 28th annual Run for the Oaks on Saturday in
downtown Raleigh.

The race is put on by the Raleigh
Parks and Recreation Department to raise money to plant oak trees in
the city known as the “City of Oaks.”

N.C. State junior Srini Iyer, 20, of Raleigh covered the 5K
route in 15:59, reported race organizer Jim Young of Young & Associates. Kimberly Bowler, 39, of Raleigh led the women with a 19:27 finish. 

Records fall in N.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run 5K benefit for Special Olympics

The men's and women's course records fell during the N.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run 5K held Saturday in Raleigh.

Srini Iyer, 20, of Raleigh was the first to finish in the field of more
than 700 runners and walkers, covering the 5K route in a course-record
16 minutes, 8 seconds, event organizer Jim Young of timing company
Young and Associates said.

Kimberly Bowler, 38, of Raleigh finished 22th overall in 19:35, setting the women's course record.

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