A total of 132 participants completed the 27th annual Carlton Daze 5K on Friday, July 26, as part of the first day of the city's annual festival.

Sean Gaskell, 30, of Esko, was the top finisher for the men with a time of 16:56, averaging 5:28 per mile. Carlton High School Principal Barry Fischer finished second in 18:10.

Anne Hyopponen, 30, of Duluth, came in first for the women with a time of 22:18, averaging 7:11 per mile. The top local finisher was Carlton's Amber Despot, 43, who placed second at just 24 seconds behind Hyopponen.

Anne Hyopponen wins the women's division of the 27th annual Carlton Daze 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 26, with a time of 22:18. (Dave Harwig / Pine Journal)
Anne Hyopponen wins the women's division of the 27th annual Carlton Daze 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 26, with a time of 22:18. (Dave Harwig / Pine Journal)

Sean Gaskell comes to the finish of the 27th annual Carlton Daze 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 26, as the overall winner with a time of 16:56. (Dave Harwig / Pine Journal)
Sean Gaskell comes to the finish of the 27th annual Carlton Daze 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 26, as the overall winner with a time of 16:56. (Dave Harwig / Pine Journal)

Carlton Daze 5K results

Top 5 men

  1. Sean Gaskell, 16:56

  2. Barry Fischer, 18:10

  3. Louie St. George III, 19:10

  4. Randy Wiinanen, 19:19

  5. Jeremiah Foucault, 19:44

Top 5 women

  1. Anne Hyopponen, 22:18

  2. Amber Despot, 22:42

  3. Emaleigh Olesiak, 22:50

  4. Annika Voss, 23:08

  5. Abby Bokus, 24:24

Complete results available at mtecresults.com.