NIACC runners help set Guinness record

Former Lake Mills star Zach Marpe also ran in the event.

NIACC press release:

JOHNSTON – NIACC runners Jaime Zarate, Alex Blomquist and Josh Kidman helped set a Guinness world record by almost two hours on Saturday.

They were part of a team that broke the Guinness record for 100 continuous 5-kilometer relay legs on a track.

The 100 runners, who were mostly Iowans, completed the task on the Johnston High School track in 28 hours, 1 minute and 49 seconds. They broke the record of 30:01.15 by the Greenville, South Carolina Track Club in May of 2011.

Zarate, who will be a sophomore at NIACC this fall, ran his leg in 16 minutes, 34 seconds. Blomquist, who will run at Southwest Minnesota in the fall, ran his 5K in 18:01 and Kidman, who was a freshman on the NIACC team last year, ran 19:34.

The record still needs to be verified by Guinness, which could take months. The entire event had to be taped and exchanges between the runners had to be photographed.

 

RELAY MEMBERS AND THEIR TIMES

1 Blake Whalen, Dubuque 15:28
2 Daniel Marcus, West Des Moines 17:37
3 Ben Anderson, West Des Moines 15:48
4 Daniel Lee, Ames 19:25
5 Cole Folken, Dubuque 17:19
6 Timothy Wittman, Dubuque 16:59
7 Mark Whalen, Dubuque 17:09
8 Ryan Dorman, Iowa City 17:41
9 Brooke Price, Iowa City 16:36
10 Jonathan Spect, Dubuque 16:28
11 Isaac Ibex Jensen, Iowa City 16:56
12 Alec DeVries, Sioux City 16:17
13 Connor Simmons, Clive 16:48
14 Adam Johanson, Johnston 17:37
15 Michael Hart, West Branch 16:25
16 Sam McElhiney, Bettendorf 16:47
17 Josh Sindelar, Council Bluffs 17:20
18 Josh Prohaska, Dallas Center 17:57
19 Michael Melchert, Monticello 15:57
20 Christopher Hanten, Dubuque 18:58
21 Josh Kidman, Dallas Center 19:34
22 Matt Eckman, Iowa City 16:02
23 Frankline Kiptoo Kebenei Nakuru, Kenya, 15:11
24 Isaac Lalang Eldoret, Kenya, 15:01
25 Taelor Chase Bohnsack, Des Moines 17:22
26 Kevin Brown, Exira 17:53
27 JR Synder, Altoona 17:49
28 Kipp Schuler, Oskaloosa 17:08
29 Patrick Bose, Johnston 16:27
30 Ian McKenzie, Des Moines 17:16
31 Kennedy Kiprop, Des Moines 17:52
32 Ben Poss, Johnston 17:19
33 Alex Bloomquist, Estherville 18:01
34 Jaime Zarate, Cedar Falls 16:34
35 Cesar Marquez, Cedar Falls 17:12
36 Mason Frank, Ames 15:14
37 Chris Nealy, Des Moines 16:28
38 Timothy Sevcik, Cedar Falls 16:19
39 Daniel Sevcik, Cedar Falls 16:06
40 Andrew Laird, Webster City 16:36
41 Gregg Rinn, West Des Moines 16:52
42 Noah Larsen, Kellerton 16:43
43 Jeremy Caracci, Johnston 17:45
44 Nathan Hopp, West Amana 15:52
45 Scott Cale, Carroll 16:25
46 David Rice, Johnston 17:03
47 Connor Westlake, Johnston 16:36
48 Jacob Jansen, Johnston 18:08
49 Zachary Smith, Johnston 16:46
50 Alex Lamp, Webster City 16:28
51 Travis Hamm, Waukon 17:08
52 Mohad Awan, Waukee 19:09
53 Olin Carty, Des Moines 16:52
54 Ryan Tunink, Waukee 16:55
55 Josh Rinderknect, Waukee 17:57
56 Griffin Bailey, St. Louis, Mo, 16:05
57 Evan Selsor, Winterset 16:39
58 Colton Blay, Burlington Junction, Mo., 17:20
59 Steven Erredge, Ankeny 16:15
60 Thomas Bernard, Mount Vernon 17:17
61 Dan Larscheid, Bondurant 15:57
62 Luke Kohut-Jackson, Huxley 16:27
63 Thomas Knobbe, Decorah 15:50
64 Kyle Hosting, Decorah 16:39
65 Nate Canton, North Liberty 16:07
66 Phil Young, North Liberty 15:48
67 Mitch Pritts, Cedar Rapids 15:58
68 Tyson Van Drask, Cedar Rapids 16:48
69 Dylan Eigenberger, Dubuque 15:56
70 Colin Morissey, Omaha, Neb., 15:35
71 Cory Logsdon, Omaha, Neb., 15:42
72 Ben Ingram, Omaha, Neb., 16:20
73 Marc Bierbaum, Omaha, Neb., 18:04
74 David Bohlken, Omaha, Neb., 17:00
75 Luke Barry, Dubuque 17:23
76 Zach Marpe, Lake Mills 16:54
77 Kevin Kato, Waukee 16:35
78 Ryan Murphy, Marion 17:51
79 Daniel Murphy, Marion 16:42
80 Tanner Rathje, Marion 16:36
81 Josh Evans, Marion 16:51
82 Chris Robertson, Ames 16:55
83 Caleb Drake, Rock Island, Ill., 15:58
84 Eric Cogdill, Ankeny 16:42

85 Ryan Schweizer, Des Moines 17:12

86 Adam Best, Waverly 18:26
87 Drew Prescott, Urbandale 16:59
88 Charlie Jones, Des Moines 17:26
89 Tommy Morfeld, West Des Moines, 18:55
90 Spencer Clark, Des Moines 15:54
91 Jackson Espeset, Ames 15:21
92 Timothy Shepherd, Knoxville 16:16
93 Cole Decker, Des Moines 15:27
94 Andrew Jackson, Johnston 15:30
95 Drew Hershey, Johnston 15:55
96 Mark Farley, Dubuque 16:44
97 Albert Meier, Boone 16:46
98 Chandler Austin, Boone 16:44
99 Brogan Austin, Boone 15:23
100 Tyson Wieland, Johnston 16:50

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