Aptos resident Jennifer Willoughby won the Summit Rock Half Marathon women’s race and and Aptos’ Gareth Ewing made the top 10 of the men’s race in Sanborn County Park in Saratoga on Saturday.
Willoughby finished the race in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 24 seconds for the win and 25th place overall. She was followed by Tiffany Meyer, who was up from Eugene, Ore., and finished in 2:16:27 for second place [37th overall], and Zhimin Yang of San Jose who finished in 2:19:26 for third place [40th overall].
Ewing took sixth overall, crossing the finish line in 1:53:13. San Carlos’ Leor Pantilat won in 1:33:27.
Watsonville’s Mark Thompson placed 19th in the 5-kilometer race [actually 3.3 miles], which was run in conjunction with the half marathon, in 32:13. The 5k was won by Manuel Calero.
Results included in this report are from the Brazen Racing website.
Aptos’ Davis, Watsonville’s Bejar have strong showings in 5- and 10-kilometer races
Only one runner from Santa Cruz County made the top 100 of the Trail Quake Run Half Marathon in Saratoga on Saturday, and he was the youngest one in the field: Andrew Walgren.
The 14-year-old Santa Cruz High student finished the 13.2-mile race in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 6 seconds for 12th place. He was 31:31 behind winner Ivan Medina of Hayward [1:39:35].
Aptos’ Tom Davis, 60, was the sole area runner to place in the top 100 of the 10-kilometer race, which was run in conjunction with the half. He placed 16th in 1:13:05. San Pablo’s Selvin Henriquez won in 51:48.
Watsonville’s Marisol Bejar, 29, placed 79th overall in the 5k [45:26] as the only Santa Cruz County runner to make the top 100 of that race. Tyler Hansen of Orinda won in 21:41.
Results in this report are from Active.com.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets
Santa Cruz’s Stefano Profumo won Brazen Racing‘s Bay Breeze 10-kilometer race from the San Leandro Marina Park on Saturday, finishing the course in 34 minutes, 46 seconds.
His 5:36 per mile pace was enough to edge Berkeley’s Brian Collett, who was second in 35:19, and Oakland’s Tim Stahler, who was third in 36:50.
San Francisco’s Meghan Morris was the top female finisher, coming in 10th overall [40:56].
In the Bay Breeze Half Marathon, the top local finisher was Santa Cruz’s Carl Roth, who crossed the finish line for 11th place in 1:27:41.
Tim Long won [1:21:02] and San Francisco’s Adriane Puetz was the top female finisher [15th overall, 1:30:10].
In the Bay Breeze 5k, Elk Grove’s Greg Mandler [18:43] won and Oakland’s Amy Brennick was the top female finisher [ninth overall, 21:21].
The next Brazen Racing event includes the Hellyer Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. The races are scheduled for March 3 at Hellyer County Park.
–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter.