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.