Tuesday, October 23, 2018

26 participants complete MCC’s Bramble Ramble

Twenty-six people participated in the fourth annual Bramble Ramble 5K trail run and walk and 10K run Sept. 22 on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus.

The Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails offer more than four miles of trails, which are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. The course was a mix of flat, wide trails and narrow, wooded hills; pavement; and open fields.

The Mike Seaman Memorial 10K run was added this year in memory of MCC Social Science Instructor Michael Seaman, who passed away in 2017 due to injuries sustained in a bicycling accident. He was an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed bicycling, skiing and running, and who often enjoyed spending time on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails.

The placings, categorized by age and time, are listed below.


5K run/walk overall male and female (by time):

  • Overall male: Carson Johns, 10, Greenville
  • Overall female: Brinley Johns, 5, Rockford

Male age 14 and younger:

  1. Mitchell Sanders, 8, of Greenville


Female age 15-19:

  1. Heaven Smits, 17, Howard City
  2. Sam Hopkins, 18, Six Lakes
  3. Mia McNinch, 15, Rockford


Female age 20 to 29:

  1. Valerie Hopkins, 23, Six Lakes


Female age 30-39:

  1. Heather Johns, 34, Greenville
  2. Allison Sanders, 32, Greenville


Male age 40 to 49:

  1. Jason Christensen, 44, Greenville
  2. Nathan Miller, 45, Greenville


Female age 40 to 49:

  1. Christa Shaw, 48, Middleton
  2. Deanna McNinch, 46, Rockford
  3. Julie Shelton, 49, Middleton


Female age 50 to 59:

  1. Christina Campbell, 55, Sumner
  2. Janice Bradshaw, 59, Stanton


Mike Seaman Memorial 10K run overall male and female (by time):

  • Overall male: Shane Malaski, 36, Jenison
  • Overall female: Carolyn Shattuck, 47, Ionia

Female age 19 and younger:

  1. Eva Malaski, 13, Jenison


Male age 40-49:

  1. Kevin Sweeney, 45, Rockford
  2. Matt Bromley, 41, Greenville
  3. Jamie McNinch, 46, Rockford


Female age 40-49:

  1. Jaime Girvin, 42, Ionia
  2. Amanda VanBennekam, 46, Belmont


Male age 50-59

  1. Jeff Cooper, 56, Ionia


Female age 50-59

  1. Gail Zemmol, 53, Grand Rapids


All proceeds from the race benefit MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails for improvement, community outreach and education. For more information about the trails and the Bramble Ramble, visit