Felton resident Tom Foxx won the men’s Cat 1 18-and-under cross country mountain bike race at the second Central Coast event of the season at Fort Ord in Monterey over the weekend.
Foxx, who finished 5 1/2 laps in 1 hour, 47 minutes, 32 seconds, was followed by SCC teammates Chance Tiner [second place, 1:47:34] and Soren Anderson [third place, 1:51:47].
Other winners from Santa Cruz County were as follows: Santa Cruz’s John Hauer [X-Fusion Muscle Milk/Specialized] won the Cat 1 men’s 19-34 age division race, going 5 1/2 laps in 1:40:59; Felton’s Aaron Kereluk [IBIS Adult Care] won the pro/expert single speed race, going 5 1/2 laps in 1:52:23; Santa Cruz’s Katie Melena [Bicycle Bluebook] won the expert women’s 35-plus age division race, going 5 1/2 laps in 2:03:48; Felton’s Stella Carey [Quadzilla] won the pro women’s division as the only entrant, going 5 1/2 laps in 2:10:59; Santa Cruz’s Andrew Parker [unattached] won the Clydesdale division race, going 4 1/2 laps in 1:49:45; Scotts Valley’s Hanna Fleming [SCMCT] won the women’s Cat 3 18-and-under division race, going 2 1/2 laps in 1:07:53; and Aptos’ Kathleen Bortolussi [SCC] won the women’s single speed race, going 2 1/2 laps in 1:05:18.
Results included in this report are from the CCCX website.
Felton’s Kim Midstroke went into Saturday’s Central Coast Cyclocross Series’ cross country mountain biking race with a three-point lead in the overall standings. He left with another victory and the max of 50 points to add to his total as the series reaches the halfway point of the season.
Midstroke, who competes in the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division, finished four laps in his fourth CCCX race of the season — which was held at Toro Park in Salinas — in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 45 seconds. The Midstock Construction/Spokesman rider had almost a minute cushion over runner-up Sherwin Tangonan [Food Source] of Salinas, who finished in 1:28:47.
The tightly contested standings may see a small shakeup once the most recent race points are tallied. Tangonan was in third headed into the race with 331 points while Saturday’s ninth-place finisher Chris Coble had been holding on to second with 333 points.
Other Santa Cruz County winners from Saturday were as follows: Ben Lomond’s Gerry Hatcher [Scotts Valley Cycle Sport] in the men’s Cat 2 45-54 age division, going four laps in 1:28:26; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip] in the men’s Cat 2 55-plus age division, going four laps in 1:37:49; Capitola’s Richard Latorraca [Family Cycling Center] in the men’s Cat 1 55-64 age division, going five laps in 1:59:25; Santa Cruz’s Andrew Parker [unattached] in the Clydesdale division, going four laps in 2:19:26; Santa Cruz’s Barnaby Lee [Santa Cruz County Cycling Club] in the Cat 2 single speed division, going four laps in 1:47:12; Ben Lomond’s Graham Dittman [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 19-34 age division, going three laps in 1:12:30; Aptos’ Dan Russ [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 55-plus age division, going three laps in 1:26:42; and Aptos’ Anya Thrash [unattached] in the women’s Cat 3 19-34 age division, going three laps in 1:28:15.
The next cross country race is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, again at Toro Park.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets