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Aptos’ Marc Erik Lowe won for the second straight year and and Soquel’s Michelle Kern dominated the women’s field in the Jingle Bell Rock Toys for Tots 5-kilometer race at the San Lorenzo River Levee in Santa Cruz over the weekend.

Lowe crossed the finish line in 18 minutes, 59.6 seconds to defend his title. He was followed by Kern, who crossed the finish line in 19:34.1 for the women’s title and second place overall. Chris Anderson was second among men and third overallĀ [20:13.8], and Josh Mader was third among men and fifth overall [20:20.3].

Kern was followed by Abbey Meck, who placed second among women and fourth overall [20:14], and Margaret Ellis took third among women and seventh overall [20:36.4].

Results included in this report are from Finishline Productions.

Early leaders, including eventual winner Nikia Brautovich [No. 706], in the Nisene Marks Women’s 5-miler sprint up the hill and out of Aptos Village Park on Sunday morning.

Aptos resident Nikia Brautovich won the Nisene Marks Women’s 5-mile race at the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in her hometown on Sunday with a 6-minute, 19-second per mile pace.

Brautovich, 21, crossed the finish line in 31:32. Aptos’ Melissa McConville, 27, was second in 32:25, and Watsonville’s Margaret Ellis, 37, was third in 34:37.

Livermore’s Tara Carreira, 38, in fourth [34:54], and Santa Cruz’s Trinity Magas [35:25], 38, rounded out the top five.

Results in this report are from the Santa Cruz Track Club’s website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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