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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.

This one’s from Santa Cruz Sentinel sports editor, Julie Jag:

NVM entrant Leslie Haverstock (38, Santa Cruz, Calif.) is a veteran Special Education teacher of 16 years for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Her students are six to eight years old.
“I run because I can,” Haverstock said. “My students have severe physical and cognitive disabilities. They would love to know how it feels to walk let alone run.”
Haverstock says she ran in high school, and a bit in college, but didn’t start running faithfully until 2004 when she set her sights on the Chicago Marathon. She dedicated that first marathon to Alex, one of her students who diligently checked in with her about her progress every Monday after her long weekend training runs. “Someday, I’m going to run a marathon, too,” Alex told his teacher. He subsequently participated in several 5K races in a motorized wheelchair before passing away.
Haverstock has now participated in numerous marathons, at least one per year. She continued: “When I think the training gets hard, or something hurts, I look at my students. They were not given strong limbs and the abilities to move about freely. Why would I take it for granted or complain that I had to go run? For these reasons, I run because I can. I’m very blessed.”
SOURCE: Press release from Mark Winitz

Danilo Couto is from Brazil, but he’s been charging Maverick’s up near Half Moon Bay for a long time. This is his Billabong XXL entry for the coveted Ride of the Year award, according to Surfer’s Village.

Enjoy!

Santa Cruz resident Shaun Burns won the pro-am division of the Totally Crustaceous Surf Tour’s Greatwhite contest at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz on Saturday.

Burns, who secured a $1,000 check for his victory, was followed by Tyler Morrish in second place, Willie Eagleton in third, Jonah Carter in fourth, Logan Banks in fifth and Peter Mueller in sixth.

With the 1,000 points he earned with his win Saturday, Burns sits in 19th place in the Crustaceous standings, with two remaining contests in other California conferences this month. Saturday marked the third and final Greatwhite contest of the season.

The championships are scheduled for May 9-11 at 54th st Newport Beach. The top 25 ranked in California qualify to compete against those from other states.

In other divisions Saturday, Shelby Detmers won the girls, Richie Schmidt won the juniors, Jake Marshall won the groms and Sebastian Mendes won the squids.

Banks took home the “Electric Volt Thrower” award, which comes with $100, for most awesome move of the contest. Adam Bartlett garnered the “Watermelon Sportsmanship Award.”

Results in this report are from the Volcom results page. For photos, visit Santa Cruz Waves’ gallery.

Santa Cruz resident Katie Melena placed fourth in the women’s 35-39 age division of the UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, Ky., on Friday.

Melena [Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster] completed four laps in 43 minutes, 3 seconds to take fourth behind Krystal Boni [USA, Rapid Racing], who won in 40:18; Melissa Baker [USA, GS Boulder/Studio 1 Dental/Orga], who finished runner-up in 41:14; and Jane Burlew [USA< Asheville Cyclocross], who took third in 41:49.

Aptos’ Ron Riley [Bike Station Aptos] also competed. He placed ninth in the men’s 70-plus age division, finishing two of three laps Thursday. James Wagner [USA, Bike Masters- WA] won, going three laps in 42:52.

Results included in this report are from the UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships website.

Santa Cruz’s Tobin Ortenblad, 19, finished last in the Under-23 elite race in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.

Ortenblad suffered a mechanical issue during the second lap that pushed him to the back of the course before he was eventually pulled, according a post on his Facebook account. Ortenblad finished in 39th place with no time for Team USA.

The Netherlands’ Mike Teunissen, 21, won in 48 minutes, 40 seconds.

This was the first time all the Cyclo-cross World Championships races were held in the U.S. Ortenblad also said via Facebook that he had never before heard such loud cheers for someone at the back of a race.

Results included in this report are from the UCI website.

Promotional image (Candice Covello/Contributed)

Promotional image (Candice Covello/Contributed)

Did someone say free chocolate? That might have been Epicenter Cycling, which is hosting its inaugural Ladies Night at 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28.

The shop, located at 1730 Mission Street in Santa Cruz, will have free chocolate, wine, bike maintenance clinics and bike fittings as part of the event, as well as marked down cycling clothing for the event.

“It is a celebration of woman cyclist, as well as an invitation for ladies new to cycling to get connected in the cycling community,” Candice Covello of Epicenter wrote in an email.

For more information, visit www.epicentercycling.com

SWATCH

Santa Cruz native Cody Townsend was selected in mid-January to captain Team Americas, which will face Team Europe, for the 2013 Swatch Skiers Cup in Zermatt, Switzerland.

The competition, scheduled to be held Feb. 10-15, pits some of the best big mountain, free skiers and slopestyle athletes against each other. This will be the third annual Skiers Cup and first held in Europe.

Townsend will lead teammates KC Deane, Rory Bushfield, Charley Ager, Logan Imlach, Timy Dutton and Josh Daiek, with an eighth rider to be announced.

Together, they face the Team Europe skiers: Captain Kaj Zackrisson, Markus Elder, Paddy Graham, Richard Permin, Sverre Liliequist, Nicolas Vuignier, Fabio Studer, as well as an eighth to be announced.

For more information, check out the official site.

Ben Lomond resident Nick Sherrell settled for second place in Brazen Racing’s Coyote Hills Half Marathon at the Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont on Sunday.

Sherrell, 19, finished the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 22 minutes, 2 seconds, about five minutes back of winner Brad Parker of San Jose [1:17:22]. Brian Callejas of Fremont rounded out the top three [1:24:59].

Justine Owen of Kensington won the women’s race [1:31:16].

The next Brazen Racing event is the Bay Breeze event, which includes a half marathon, 10-kilometer race, and 5-kilometer race. The event is scheduled for Feb. 8 at Quarry Lakes.

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