2019 Yaak Sasquatch Run: catchin’ the ‘squatch

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    With Logger athletes John Cheroske (far right), Will O’Connell and Rylee Boltz already in the lead, the youngest runners tear off after sasquatch during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    John Cheroske is the first across the finish line in 25:03 at the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival, a full minute ahead of sasquatch. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    The second across the finish line in 25:13, William O’Conell is cheered on by first-place finisher and fellow Logger John Cheroske at the 2019 Sasquatch Run during the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Nassun Schmidt is the third across the finish line in 25:50, beating sasquatch, during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Sasquatch does a little celebration, finishing in 26:31, during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival, Saturday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Sasquatch gives a high five to third-place finisher Nassun Schmidt during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Sasquatch mugs for a photo with runners after the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival, Saturday. Left to right, Abdur Schmidt, Brandon Schmidt, sasquatch and Nursun Schmidt. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    With Logger athletes John Cheroske (far right), Will O’Connell and Rylee Boltz already in the lead, the youngest runners tear off after sasquatch during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    John Cheroske is the first across the finish line in 25:03 at the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival, a full minute ahead of sasquatch. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    The second across the finish line in 25:13, William O’Conell is cheered on by first-place finisher and fellow Logger John Cheroske at the 2019 Sasquatch Run during the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Nassun Schmidt is the third across the finish line in 25:50, beating sasquatch, during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Sasquatch does a little celebration, finishing in 26:31, during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival, Saturday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Sasquatch gives a high five to third-place finisher Nassun Schmidt during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Sasquatch mugs for a photo with runners after the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival, Saturday. Left to right, Abdur Schmidt, Brandon Schmidt, sasquatch and Nursun Schmidt. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

Three runners caught sasquatch during the 2019 Sasquatch Run at the annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival this year.

John Cheroske and William O’Conell beat sasquatch to the finish, and Nassun Schmidt wasn’t far behind.

Cheroske and O’Connell along with Rylee Boltz also competed in the Logger Days Fun Run 5k/10k that morning before heading up to the Yaak for the 6.2 kilometer Sasquatch Run.

Results

Female 17 and under

Rylee Boltz 32:58

Maria Kirkman 33:18

Gabby Stough 36:37

Elizabeth Stough 43:19

Meseret Schmidt 43:23

Krystiana Lamp 43:23

Male 17 and under

John Cheroske 25:03

Nassun Schmidt 27:50

Abdur Schmidt 33:52

Kade Kirkman 34:42

Brayden Maloney 59:13

Female 18-61

Sarah Stover 32:17

Sarah Naegeli 33:14

Dani Gordon 35:16

Tara Jensen 35:56

Helen Carpenter 36:17

Chris Fansler 38:45

Shirin Lamp 42:34

Nadiya Stough 43:20

Sunshine Schmidt 45:26

Donna Berget 45:44

Male 18-61

William O’Conell 25:13

Brandon Schmidt 30:43

Chris Stough 51:22

Craig Barringer 59:22

Female 62 and up

Carey Monahan 1:20:23

Male 62 and up

Alan Gerstenecker 45:44

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