Litchfield Track Club runner Abbie Johnston, right, runs in the Santa Hustle 5K Road Race in Sandusky, Ohio. Contributed photos
The Johnston family’s road trip to Madison, Wis., for the National Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships this coming weekend stopped in Sandusky, Ohio, on Sunday for the Santa Hustle 5K Road Race.

Johnston siblings Abbie, Caleb, Alexis and Micah and their dad, Lee, joined 1,057 other runners in a flat and fast race. All rrepresent the Litchfield Track Club.

Abbie was fourth overall and was first female finisher in a personal-best 18:18. Lee was 10 seconds behind his daughter in 18:28, good for first in the male 40-49 division. Caleb was 14th overall in 19:32 and second in his age group. Alexis and Micah ran in the accompanying 1-mile race.


Abbie and Alexis will be among nine LTC runners competing in the national championships.
Caleb Johnston, above, finishes the race. Below, Micah and Alexis Johnston.