TIOGA — A 15-year-old local teen was first across the finish line in Saturday’s Tioga Firemen Days 5K.

Nathaniel Welch completed the race in 19:50.94. Jeremy Shutters, 17, of Kittanning, followed him closely with a time of 19:55.22.

“It was good, real nice,” said Welch. “It was marked super well.”

Welch, a student at Williamson Jr.-Sr. High School at Tioga Junction, participates in cross country and track. For a related story about Welch, see page 1A.

Chelsea Martin, 35, of Wellsboro was the first woman and fifth person to finish with a time of 22:33.17. The second female finisher was McKenna Cary, 14, of Knoxville, with a time of 24:12.88.

The 5K drew a field of 88 competitors

Times for runners in each category were:

Male 11 and Under

Walker Hyde, 25:15.20; Nathaniel Wood, 10, Lawrenceville, 38:06.33; Gehrig King, 6, Tioga, 38:16.10; Isaiah Fuhrer, 10, Knoxville, 40:07.32; Gaige McCormeck, 8, 42:45.32; Brody Foster, 9, Tioga, 42:47.18; Warren Kohler, 8, Middlebury Center, 49:31.98

Female 11 and Under

Giana Gonzalez, 7, Millerton, 26:48.94; Helena Gonzalez, 10, Millerton, 30:58.24; Kenedy VanGorden, 9, Tioga, 30:58.87; Aubrey Wells, 11, Lawrenceville, 33:30.39; Clare McKee, 11, 33:30.63; Quinn Foster, 7, Tioga, 36:33.77; Raelyn King, 4, Tioga, 41:14.33; Austin Hyde, 7, 41:21.27; Ashlynn Watkins, 8, Westfield, 1:12:22.94; Claire Hess, 8, Middlebury Center, 1:12:23.33

Male 12 to 19 — Matt Garis III, 17, Whitesville, N.Y., 20:34.91; Bryson Fuhrer, 15, Knoxville, 25:07.59; Jeremy Fuhrer, 12, Knoxville, 38:22.85

Female 12 to 19 — Raegan VanGorden, 12, Tioga, 25:13.70; Arianna Cary, 12, Knoxville, 34:00.65; Emily Brarens, 18, 36:10.62; Avery Vinsek, 13, Millerton, 37:12.36; Abby Root, 17, Tioga, 41:22.28; Kenna Thomas, 12, Tioga, 43:28.21; Sydney Dean, 12, Tioga, 44:50.72; Lexi Fuhrer, 13, Knoxville, 57:32.12

Male 20 to 29

Joseph Kohler, 27, Middlebury Center, 26:26.62; Nathan Shope, 19, Huntingdon, 29:06.84; James Brarens, 21, 36:16.78

Female 20 to 29 — Kelsea Jones, 26, Huntingdon, 29:06.44; Mikaylah Ruhl, 22, 31:17.56; Danielle Haug, 25, Lawrenceville, 58:21.28

Male 30 to 39

John Kinkeldey, 30, Elkland, 24:36.30; Amos rodriguez, 37, 24:58.45; Trevors Cary, 39, Knoxville, 26:43.44; Brandon Fuhrer, 37, Knoxville, 30:02.41; Jason Gonzalez, 38, Millerton, 30:15.44; Brandon Crumb, 38, Wellsboro, 36:35.11; Michael Eckman, 34, Lawrenceville, 39:17.87

Female 30 to 39

Amy Moon, 32, Elkland, 25:57.93; Samantha Cary, 38, Knoxville, 34:01.37; Jennifer Gonzalez, 39, Millerton, 36:14.53; Felicia Crumb, 32, Wellsboro, 36:35.74; Michelle Watkins, 37, Westfield, 36:50.36; Britney Vinsek, 35, Millerton, 39:51.35; Kara Dean, 38, Tioga, 41:07.21; Greta Foster, 39, Tioga, 41:21.47; Shannon Stone, 38, Lawrenceville, 43:59.60; Nicole Mack, 36, Tioga, 44:00.56; Erica Covert, 38, Lawrenceville, 45:10.69; Melissa Thomas, 39, Tioga, 45:57.54; Erica Buchanan, 37, Lawrenceville, 45:57.75; Tara Shockency, 37, Tioga, 47:13.25; Jessica Fuhrer, 37, Knoxville, 1:00:28.79; Vanessa Hess, 37, Middlebury Center, 1:13:07.75; Brittnee Warren, 32, Westfield, 1:13:08.57

Male 40 to 49

Dana Coots, 44, Tioga, 21:45.53; Christopher Young, 47, Lawrenceville, 23:05.33; Chad Preston, 40, 33:17.37; Jason Welch, 40, 39:57.94

Female 40 to 49 — Christie Blackwell, 40, Wellsboro, 27:42.43; Lee Pollaro, 45, Wellsboro, 31:06.16; Kathey Brown, 48, Galeton, 34:49.84; Ranae Monroe, 46, Lawrenceville, 34:53.63; Tiffany Welch, 41, 39:57.33; Jessica Boyce, 41, Lawrenceville, 41:08.58; Faith Gates, 40, Williamsport, 55:20.21; Shannon Cossel, 41, Tioga, 57:33.54; Amy Southard, 41, Lawrenceville, 57:45.36

Male 50 to 59

Louie Preston, 51, Tioga, 44:15.29; Eddie Wetzel, 57, 52:22.80; Peter Rice, 59, Tioga, 59:09.77

Female 50 to 59 —

Faith Howe, 51, Lawrenceville, 30:01.66; Linda Baker-Jones, 52, Tioga, 44:19.76; Ann Crowley, 50, Wellsboro, 48:51.52; Penny Heffner, 56, Tioga, 57:33.95; Viv Watkins, 57, Little Marsh, 1:13:08

Female 60 to 69

Anneliese Hotelling, 61, Lawrenceville, 52:21.74; Nina Gillespie, 68, Fayetteville, 55:20.96; Norma Hess, 68, Middlebury Center, 55:21.36; Tammy Stage, 62, Lawrenceville, 58:23.33

Male 70 and Over

Robert Kern, 77, 29:45.42