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Johanna Fickenscher '06 Wins 5K Race in New Hampshire

May 18, 2008

johanna fickenscher.jpgMay 18, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Johanna L. Fickenscher, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, was the top women's runner in yesterday's 10th Annual PTO Get Fit in May 5K in Exeter, New Hampshire. Fickenscher, now "a 23-year-old graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, said she was in the process of trying to get her hair into a pony tail when the race suddenly started," notes the Portsmouth Herald. "Fickenscher spent the first 50 or so meters of the race getting her hair into a pony tail and breezed across the finish line in 18 minutes, 8 seconds, over two minutes ahead of [the] second-place finisher," writes Ken Stejbach.

The story adds, "Fickenscher's victory was her first in three races this season for the former distance standout at DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.). She finished second in her two previous races -- Todd's Trot 5K and the April Fools 4-Miler."

Access the full article at the Herald's Web site.