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Watsonville’s Hugo Sanchez takes second in 5k

Davenport resident Melissa Wedlock placed fourth in the women’s race and 29th overall in the 28th annual Together with Love 10-kilometer in Pacific Grove on Sunday.

Wedlock clocked in at 43 minutes, 29 seconds, winning her age group. Kari Ann Bertrand of Gilroy won the women’s race in 38:28 for eighth overall.

Other top-20 finishers from Santa Cruz County included 11-year-old Chris Anderson of Santa Cruz, who placed in 13th [40:02]; Aptos’ Evan Randall-Goodwin, who placed 17th [41:24]; and La Selva Beach’s Bobby McKee, who placed 18th [41:27], according to Buzz Word Productions results.

In the 5k race, Watsonville’s Hugo Sanchez took second place [18:27] behind Carlos Millan [17:43] as the top runner from Santa Cruz County. There may have been other runners from Santa Cruz County in the top 20 of the 5k race, but if so their places of residence were not listed in the Buzz Word Productions results.

The Together with Love races benefit the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center.

Find photos of the races here.

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.

Watsonville resident Natalia Grossman, 11, won the female youth-C division in the American Bouldering Series Regional Championship for Northern California at City Beach Rock Club in Fremont on Sunday.

Grossman dominated her division, climbing to the win and 100 points in the USA Climbing-sanctioned event. Jenny Jiang of Reno, Nevada, was second for the Sierra Climbing Team [90 points] and Kathryn Garcia of Portola Valley was third for the Planet Granite team [80 points].

Grossman climbs for Zero Gravity under Scott Jenerik. This marks her third-straight win in ABS action.

Results included in this report are from the USA Climbing website.

Ben Bruce, 30, of Flagstaff, Ariz., crosses the finish line to win the Big Sur Half Marathon in Monterey, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (David Royal/Monterey County Herald)

Watsonville resident Jose Antonio Barba and Santa Cruz resident Julia Blanton each placed in the top 50 of the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, of the Big Sur Half Marathon last weekend.

Barba crossed the finish line of the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 25 minutes, 40.7 seconds to finish 36th among men and 63rd overall.

Blanton crossed the finish line in 1:36:09.659 for 31st among women and 223rd overall.

The newlywed couple of Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce [1:12:18.975] and Benjamin Bruce [1:04:45.630] of Flagstaff, Ariz., won the race.

Results included in this report are from the Big Sur Half Marathon website.

Santa Cruz’s Tobin Ortenblad eked out a win over the Jacques-Maynes brothers, Andy and Ben, in the Surf City Cyclocross elite men’s A single-speed race at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville on Sunday.

Ortenblad finished 10 laps in 59 minutes, 58 seconds for the win. He was the only rider in the field to break and hour.

Andy Jacques-Maynes finished runner-up in 1:00:26.1 and Ben Jacques-Maynes rounded out the top three [1:00:56]. The Jacques-Maynes are pro cyclists from the Watsonville area.

The event was the third in the Surf City Cyclo-X Series. The final event is scheduled for Dec. 16.

For full results, visit the Surf City Cyclo-X website.



			

Santa Cruz resident and Australia native Paul Matthews, a professional triathlete, took second place in the Ironman Arizona over the weekend in Tempe, Ariz.

Matthews finished the 2.4-mile swim in 48 minutes, 27 seconds, the 112-mile bike in 4:24:31, and the marathon in 2:48:27 for an 8:04:58 finish — just less than two minutes behind winner Nils Frommhold of Germany [8:03:13].

TJ Tollakson of Des Moines, Iowa, rounded out the top three [8:07:36].

Also from Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz’s Cindy Padilla, 37, finished in 13:11:08 with a division rank of 55; Watsonville’s Rachel Montoya, 36, finished in 13:36:30 with a division rank of 80; Santa Cruz’s Johan Schimmel, 49, finished in 11:21:39 with a division rank of 82; Scotts Valley’s Elle Washburn, 40, finished in 14:00:00 with a division rank of 83; Scotts Valley’s Kevin Abruzzini, 46, finished in 13:39:43 with a division rank of 235; Portland’s Nick Moless, 34 and a Santa Cruz native, finished in 12:10:00 with a division rank of 159.

Results included in this report are from the Ironman website.

Note: Know of someone else from the Santa Cruz area who competed? Mention them in the comments and I’ll add their results to this post!

Santa Cruz resident Sebastian Villanueva, 16, and Watsonville resident Natalia Grossman, 11, won their respective divisions of USA Climbing‘s American Bouldering Series Local 14 event at Pacific Edge Climbing Gym on Oct. 13.

Villanueva, who is on the Pacific Edge team coached by Bill Tang, had a score of 26,965 points to take the male junior division by a margin of just five points. Andy Lamb, 18, of Lexington, Mass., placed second for Team Waimea, and Aaron Splady, 17, of Berkeley placed third with 16,995 points for Zero Gravity.

Grossman, who also competes with Zero Gravity and is coached by Scot Jenerik, won the female youth-C division with 18,070 points. Saratoga’s Niamh Moore [Planet Granite] was second with 15,775 points and Portola Valley’s Kathryn Garcia [Planet Granite] was third with 15,280 points.

Results included in this report are from the USA Climbing website.

Watsonville’s Andy Jacques-Maynes won the men’s elite Cat 1/2/3/4 race and two other riders from Santa Cruz County also earned wins in the Central Coast Cyclocross Series race No. 5 at Manzanita Park in Prunedale on Sunday.

Jacques-Maynes [Cal Giant/Specialized] finished nine laps in 1 hour, 54 seconds for the win. He was followed by Santa Cruz’s Scott Chapin [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] in second place in 1:01:03 and Santa Cruz’s Aaron Bradford [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] in third in 1:03:12.

Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson was successful in the master men’s 35-plus A Cat 1/2/3/4 division, winning with seven laps in 49:30. Robinson [Cal Giant] was followed by Aptos’ Todd Hoefer, who was second in 49:33, and LaFayette’s Gannon Myall, who was third in 50:15.

Santa Cruz’s Chance Tiner [SCJC] also won the junior men’s 15-18 age division, going uncontested for five laps in 44:45.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website. The next CCCX race, which doubles as the district championships, is scheduled for Dec. 29-30 also at Manzanita Park.

In an effort to reach out to farmworkers, youth, homeless and anyone else who may be in need of a used bicycle, the Watsonville Bike Shack will host a Big Bike Sale on Saturday, October 13,  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Keep reading for details. — Karen Kefauver

The event will also feature a “Tianguis Graits” (free market) where farmworkers and homeless can take home up to six items of clothing, household items, etc. free of charge. A turquoise Fuji road bike will be raffled off: $5 per ticket. All of the proceeds from this event support the Bike Shack program.

The Watsonville Bike Shack is 100% community driven and sustained.

About the Watsonville Bike Shack

Bike Shack’s normal operating hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays at the Farmers’ Market. We also offer service hours to youth who want to learn more about bike maintenance and repair, and to work in exchange for a bike, or get credit for high school graduation or community hours towards probation. At the Bike Shack, youth learn useful skills, focusing their energy on something creative and productive, and get mentoring from lead mechanics who share similar life stories.

Event Details
Who: The Watsonville Bike Shack

What: Big Bike Sale

When: Saturday, October 13 12- 6 p.m.

Where: at Warehouse located behind the Ramos Furniture Store at 555 Main St.

Contact: Lorenzo Holguin, Phone: 831-206-2955 Email: lorenzo757@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElBikeShackBrownBerets

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Roxanne Harrison of Trips for Kids Santa Cruz  wants to share two upcoming fall events to help get kids outside and on bicycles. Both look worthwhile. — Karen Kefauver

The first event is the second annual Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Date: September 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
2601 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076

The second event is Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day in Toro Park, Monterey on Saturday, October 6,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is a great event sponsored by MORCA and IMBA designed to expose kids to mountain biking.

Our hope is to bring some of veteran kid riders and hopefully attract some new kids to come along for this event.Image

The Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is hosting Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

When: Saturday October 6th, 2012, 10am to 2pm

Where: Toro Park near the Quail Meadows day use area.
Click here for park information.

Cost: The event is free but there is an $8 entrance fee to Toro Park if you drive in.

What to expect:
On site registration will start at 10am and continue throughout the event.

All participants must sign a waiver and helmets are required (NO EXCEPTIONS!!!).

Activities include basic bike safety, a skills course, trail rides for all ages, prizes and a barbeque.

This local event is part of a nationwide celebration known as “Take-A-Kid-Mountain-Biking Day,” supported by IMBA. The event purpose is to provide a means for kids and their families to enjoy local trails together. The Monterey County Parks Department will allow bikes on certain Toro Park trails that are usually closed so beginners can enjoy a safe ride. Local bike shops have donated products along with contributions from IMBA and Cliffbar.

Participants will need to bring their own bikes and helmets (MORCA has a few extra kids’ helmets to loan and some demo bikes will be available on a first come first served basis). Bike gloves are recommended, but not required. Parents are encouraged to ride with their children.

This is a great opportunity to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids.

For questions or more information, email: tkmbd@morcamtb.org

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