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Andy and Ben Jacques-Maynes, twin brothers from Watsonville and pro cyclists, placed in the top 15 of the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Ore., over the weekend.

Andy Jacques-Maynes finished 14th overall with his best finish of the stage race coming in the criterium Friday, when he placed fourth in the same time as winner Carlos Alzate Escobar [1 hour, 13 minutes, 49 seconds]. Escobar rides for Team Exergy, and Andy Jacques-Maynes rides for Kenda/5-Hour Energy.

Andy Jacques-Maynes, who now lives in Corralitos, had three top-10 finishes over six events.

Ben Jacques-Maynes placed 15th overall with his best finish of the stage race coming in the time trial Tuesday, when he placed 10th in 5:09.84. Winner Chad Haga of Fort Collins, Colo., finished in 5:02.64. Haga rides for Optum, and Ben Jacques-Maynes rides for Bissell Pro Cycling.

The overall stage race winner was Francisco Mancebo from Watkinsville, Georgia.

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Santa Cruz resident Sean Lang earned his silver belt buckle — and bragging rights — after finishing the Western States 100, an ultramarathon from Squaw Valley to Auburn, on the last weekend in June.

Lang, 33, averaged 13-minute, 20-second miles en route to his overall time of 22:13:24, which was good enough for 76th place out of 316 finishers. He placed 30th in his division.

“Sean has been running ultras (distances ranging from 50k to 100 miles) for 6 years, with a goal of eventually running Western States,” relative Heidi Lang wrote in an email. “Finally getting out there onto the course was a dream come true for him.”

Timothy Olson of Ashland, Ore., won the event [14:46:44] and Ellie Greenwood of Banff, Canada, was the first female finisher [16:47:19] in 14th overall.

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— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Santa Cruz resident Paul Matthews followed up a top-10 finish in the St. Anthony’s Triathlon at the end of April with a top-5 finish in the Avia Wildflower Triathlon over the weekend.

Matthews conquered the hills of Lake San Antonio, and the lake itself, in a total of 4 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds to place fourth among elite men. He finished the 1.2-mile swim in 22:18, the bike in 2:17:08, and the run in 01:20:46.

Jesse Thomas of Springfield, Ore., won the event in 3:58:59.

Results in this report are from the Wildflower website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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