Tolland hosts Cider Mill 5k

TOLLAND — Saturday morning, runners from across Connecticut assembled in Tolland for the Cider Mill 5k.

The fastest male runner was Hartford’s Jonas Hampton, who clocked in a time of 15:39.47. The fastest woman was Melissa Stellato from Windsor. She had a time of 18:26.68.

The second fastest woman was a tolland runner, 29-year old Jule Jakobski, who ran the 5k in 21:16.69.

Other local runners also posted impressive finishes, including Tolland’s Brett Stoeffler, who got fourth with a time of 17:26.73. A bevy of Tolland runners took eighth through 15th places with the exception of 12th place, which was snatched by Glastonbury’s Joseph Hallisey. John Collins, Peter Lafontaine, Michael Angers, Gavin Rublewski, Todd Bryden, Stephen Sutten and Nathan Paolangeli were all TOlland runners rounding out the top 15.

The Cider Mill 5K & Family Fun Run is organized by a committee partnered by the Tolland Elementary PTO, Tolland Middle School PTO, Tolland High School Booster Club and the Tolland Recreation Department. All proceeds benefit these organizations and their efforts to promote physical fitness within the Tolland community.

Photos by Kevin Hayes

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