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Santa Cruz’s Jacob Albrecht, who races as an independent rider, won the boys varsity race in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League’s second South Conference event of the season at Fort Ord near Monterey over the weekend.

Albrecht, the defending NorCal champion completed five laps on the five-mile course in 1 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds, according to preliminary results posted on the league’s website. He was followed by fellow Santa Cruzan Chance Tiner [Independent], who finished in 1:25:27. Felton’s Tom Foxx also placed in the top five of the varsity race, taking fourth in 1:26:21, the same time as third-place finisher Alex Chamberlin [Monte Vista High School].

Other winners from Santa Cruz County were as follows: Kyle Petersen [Kirby Santa Cruz], who went 15 miles in 1:10:46 in the sophomore boys race for Division 2; Maddie Ortenblad [Independent], who went 15 miles in 1:23:48 in the JV girls race; Steffen Andersen [Santa Cruz COMP], who went 20 miles in 1:08:22 in the boys JV race for Division 2; and Emily Forsberg [Santa Cruz COMP], who went 10 miles in 1:00:37 in the girls frosh race.

All results in this report are from the league’s website, which only had preliminary results at the time of publication. No team results were available.

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.

Cupertino resident Nina Rosenbladt won the women’s Mermaid Duathlon at Capitola Beach on Sunday.

Rosenbladt earned the title in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 42 seconds, after completing the 1.5-mile run in 12:34, the 12m bike in 41:33 and the 2.5m run in 16:14.

Felton’s Allison Pfefferkorn placed second [1:13:52] and Capitola’s Kim Hanley placed third [1:14:04].

Results included in this report are from the South Valley Endurance website.

Nearly 600 runners came out for the 44th annual Race Thru the Redwoods 10-kilometer at Henry Cowell State Park in Felton on Sunday (even more were there for the kids race).

This is a video of the event. Enjoy!

 

Ben Lomond resident Gerry Hatcher [Scotts Valley Cycle Sport] completed six laps in the men’s Cat 1 45-54 age division race in 2 hours, 9 seconds for the win in Central Coast Cyclocross’s Cross Country mountain biking event No. 8 in Fort Ord on Saturday.

Hatcher was 1:45 ahead of the next closest finisher, Scott Zavack of Los Gatos [2:01:54]. Third-place finisher Steve Wade [Quadzilla] clocked in at 2:03:27. Zavack rides for Buycell.com.

Other racers from Santa Cruz County who won were as follows: Felton’s Kim Midstokke [Midstock Construction/Spokesman] in the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division, going five laps in 1:43:00; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip] in the men’s Cat 2 55-plus age division, going five laps in 1:51:39; Santa Cruz’s Mike Martin [Team Santa Cruz] in the Cat 2 single-speed division, going five laps in 1:52:33; Ben Lomond’s Graham Dittman [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 19-34 age division, going four laps in 1:25:09; and Scotts Valley’s Jackson Currie [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 35-44 age division, going four laps in 1:29:13.

Santa Cruz’s Janel Lodge [Family Cycling Center] was also a winner after going the women’s Cat 2 45-plus division alone, completing five laps in 2:10:19.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website. The season cross country finale and state championships are scheduled for Sept. 2.

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

Maddie Ortenblad and Rick Ortenblad had more than their last names and blood lines in common on Saturday. They also found themselves at the top of the podium in their respective divisions in the third Central Coast Cross County Mountain Biking series race at Fort Ord near Monterey.

Maddie Ortenblad [Ritte Development] won her race in the women’s Cat 3 18-and-under division, crossing the finish line after going three-plus laps on the 4.8-mile course in 1 hour, 23 minutes, 5 seconds, according to results posted Sunday night. She topped Capitola’s J.J. Anderson [Georgiana Bruce Kirby], who finished two-plus laps in 1:11:05 for second place, and Santa Cruz’s Geneva Burkhardt [GBK], who finished two-plus laps in 1:18:19 for third place.

Rick Ortenblad [unattached] completed three-plus laps in 1:15:35 to take control in the men’s Cat 3 55-and-over division. He finished with a solid lead over runner-up Dan Russ of Aptos [1:20:35] and third-place finisher Roy Night Engaze [Fun Sport Bike] of Modesto, who finished in 1:24:58.

Other Santa Cruz County standouts from Saturday’s race also included Santa Cruz’s Jose Reynado [SCC], who won the men’s Cat 3 19-34 age division in three laps at 1:09:19; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip], who won the men’s Cat 2 55-and-over age division in four-plus laps at 1:35:25; and Felton’s Kim Midstokke [Midstock Const/Spokesman], who won the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division in four-plus laps at 1:27:399.

In divisions with two or fewer riders, area winners were as follows: Santa Cruz’s Loren Gregg [Loeka] in the Cat 1 women’s race completed five laps at 2:00:30, Aptos’ Rita Borelli [TSA] in the women’s Cat 1 34-and-under race completed five-plus laps in 1:55:29, Santa Cruz’s Nicole Goebel [Quadzilla] in the women’s Cat 1 35-44 age division race completed five-plus laps in 2:02:52 and Boulder Creek’s James Clark [Dragon Racing] in the Clydesdale division completed four-plus laps in 1:45:21.

The next CCCX cross country mountain bike race is scheduled for March 24 at Toro Park in Salinas.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets.

 

Santa Cruz resident and avid cyclist Steve Heaton won the men’s Cat 1 45-54 age division race at the Central Coast cross country series‘ second race of the season at Fort Ord in Seaside on Sunday.

Heaton [HC3 Coaching] finished five laps in 1 hour, 36 minutes, 41 seconds to easily best Seaside’s Eric Squires [Monterey Bay Racing/Don Chapin], who finished in 1:37:04 for second place, and Aptos’ Geoff Drake, who placed third in 1:41:32.

Other Santa Cruz County riders to win divisions included the following: Felton’s Tom Fox [SCC] in the men’s Cat 2 18-and-under race division completed four laps in 1:21:35, Aptos’ Greg Dolder [unattached] in the Clydesdale race completed four laps in 1:37:11, Capitola’s Steffan Anderson [SCC] in the men’s Cat 3 14-18 age division race completed three laps in 1:08:14, Santa Cruz’s Paul H. Sadoff [Bay 101/HRS/Rocklobster] in the men’s Cat 3 55-plus division race completed three laps in 1:11:44, and Aptos’ Anya Thrash in the women’s Cat 3 19-34 age division race completed three laps in 1:20:19.

Santa Cruz County riders who won their divisions uncontested are as follows: Santa Cruz’s David Gianni [SCC] in the men’s Cat 1 65-plus division completed five laps in 2:12:18, and Aptos’ Rita Borelli [TSA] in the women’s Cat 1 34-and-under division completed five laps in 1:50:10.

The next Central Coast cross country race is scheduled for March 10 at Fort Ord. Races start at 9 a.m. The series always posts a lot of photos. To view this week’s, go here.

–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter.

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