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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.

Five Santa Cruz County cyclocross riders were named series champions over the weekend.

Scott Chapin, of Santa Cruz, closed out the 2012 Central Coast Cyclocross season by winning the elite men’s Cat 1/2/3/4 division series. He accumulated 236 points through seven races (with the lowest two scores thrown out). San Francisco’s Andrew Juiliano took second [205] and Los Gatos’ Julian Gomez-Villafane took third [204].

Both Chapin and Juiliano ride for Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster, while Gomez-Villafane rides for Ibis/Buy-cell.com.

Also from the county, Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [Cal Giant], who won Sunday’s season finale races in both the elite and master men’s 35-plus A-divisions at Fort Ord, took the master men’s overall title with 250 points; Santa Cruz’s Natasha Perry [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] won the master women’s 35-plus all-division title with 245 points; Santa Cruz’s Chance Tiner [SCJC], who also won his race Sunday, took the junior men’s 15-18 age division title with 245 points; and Santa Cruz’s Geneva Burkhardt [Georgiana Bruce Kirby-Santa Cruz] took the junior women’s division title, winning with 226 points.

Race results and series standings included in this report are from the CCCX website.

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.

Santa Cruz resident Mark Howland won the men’s Cat 1 45-54 age division at the Central Coast Cross Country mountain bike race No. 7 at Fort Ord near Monterey on Saturday.

Howland finished six laps in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 47 seconds and was one of just two riders in his division to stay under two hours. Howland, who rides for Family Cycling Center, was followed by Los Gatos’ Scott Zavack [1:59:53] and Aptos’ John Grube [2:00:19]. Zavack rides for Buycell.com and Grube is unattached.

Other Santa Cruz County winners were as follows:

Felton’s Kim Midstokke [Midstock Construction/Spokesman], in the Cat 2 men’s 35-44 age division, completed five laps in 1:35:28; Ben Lomon’s Gerry Hatcher [Scotts Valley Cycle Sport], in the Cat 2 men’s 45-54 age division, completed five laps in 1:36:16; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip], in the Cat 2 men’s 55-plus age division, completed five laps in 1:46:37; Santa Cruz’s Janel K. Lodge [Family Cycling Center], in the Cat 2 women’s 45-plus age division, completed five laps in 1:55:15; Aptos’ Dan Russ [unattached], in the Cat 3 men’s 55-plus age division, completed four laps in 1:31:18, and Aptos’ Anya Rush [unattached], in the Cat 3 women’s 19-34 age division, also completed four laps in 1:35:23.

Results in this report are from the CCCX website. The final CCCX cross country mountain bike race of the season is scheduled for July 28 at Fort Ord.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Capitola resident Dan Perry and Santa Cruz resident Kimberly Sperling won their respective divisions in the Central Coast Circuit Races’ fourth event of the season at Fort Ord near Monterey on Saturday.

Perry [Team Bicycle Trip/Semantec] won the men’s Cat 4 race. He was followed by Fresno’s Zach Eurich [VOS Racing] in second place and San Luis Obispo’s Gary Willey [SLO Nexus Cycling Club] in third.

Sperling [Red Racing] won the women’s Cat 1/2/3 race ahead of runner-up Joan Meiners of Logan, Utah, and third-place finisher Ginger Snell of Seaside.

The fifth and second-to-last circuit race on the Central Coast slate is scheduled for July 8, also at Fort Ord.

Results in this report are from USACycling.com.

For photos of the event, check out the CCCX site.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Aptos resident Larry Hibbard [Family Cycling Center] won his division in the Central Coast Cyclocross Series’ cross country mountain bike race by almost five minutes Sunday.

Hibbard sped over the Fort Ord course, completing six laps in 1 hour, 57 minutes, 3 seconds to dominate the men’s Cat 1 45-54 age division. Salinas’ Courtney Grossman placed second [2:02:02] and Los Gatos’ Joe Fabris was third [2:04:04].

And Hibbard wasn’t the only rider from Santa Cruz County to land atop the podium. Other winners from the area were as follows: Santa Cruz’s Loren Gregg in the women’s pro division [six laps, 2:14:48] as the only entrant, Felton’s Kim Midstokke in the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division [five laps, 1:35:46], Ben Lomond’s Gerry Hatcher in the men’s Cat 2 45-54 age division [five laps, 1:41:36], Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin in the men’s Cat 22 55-plus age division [five laps, 1:48:36], Aptos’ Lomeli Everardo in the men’s Cat 3 35-44 age division [three laps, 1:02:48], and Aptos’ Dan Russ in the men’s Cat 3 55-plus age division [three laps, 1:07:20].

This was the fifth race of the season. The next event is scheduled for June 24 at Fort Ord.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @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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