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Legendary performances by youngsters

Steve Yingling

A mix-up in the 5K/10K transition area produced two surprise winners in A Legendary Run on Sunday in South Lake Tahoe.

South Tahoe Middle School eighth-grader Jordan Dalton won the women’s title, while STMS sixth-grader Jordan Yingling was the men’s overall winner. Their times over the relatively flat course from Lake Tahoe Community College to the historic but deteriorated track at STMS were 20 minutes, 48 seconds and 20:25, respectively.

More than two dozen of the top runners in the 5K field turned onto the 10K route on Johnson Lane when they should have continued following Al Tahoe Boulevard to the turnoff for STMS.

“The second I heard they were going the wrong way, I ran over there and it was fine,” said race director Karin Holmes. “I’m not sure how that happened.”

Dalton and Yingling said they also left the 5K course briefly with the 10K runners but doubled back after a quarter mile of going the wrong way.

“They told us to turn back,” said Dalton, who won the women’s 5K at the 2003 Lake Tahoe Marathon.

Yingling said, “Winning didn’t mean anything to me because some runners who turned the wrong way deserved the victory more. I was running for my track, so we can have a better track and field.”

All proceeds raised from the races are earmarked for replacing the antiquated track, which was used for the 1968 Olympic men’s track and field trials. The fund-raiser for Track Renovation 4 Community & Kids was the final event of the Road Runners Club of America National Convention on the South Shore.

“We need a new track because all of our meets are at other schools,” Dalton said.

Rand Norberg, a STMS seventh-grader, was second overall at 20:40.

The 10K also produced a young winner. Joe Kritil, running in the 13-15 age group, was the winner in 36:08. Mark Hoefer of South Lake Tahoe was runner-up in 38:17.

Sue Martineau outdueled Darlene Wisma to win the women’s title in 38:53.

Despite the course mix-up, Holmes was pleased with the interest in the $275,000 project to replace the track. Heading into the race, TR4CK had raised more than $17,000.

“I don’t know what we came out with, but it was a great fundraiser … just to get the word out and let people know that’s what we’re doing,” she said. “We’ve been trying for a while, but it’s hard.”

A Legendary Run RESULTS

Sunday

From LTCC to South Tahoe Middle School

5K

Women’s Age Group Top 3

12 and under

1. Shelby McIntyre

2. Cassidy Cichowicz

3. Jessica Uibel

13-15

1. Jordan Dalton, 20:48

2. Allison Kern

3. Nicole Uibel

20-29

1. Jenny Kastens, 21:57

30-39

1. Kara Cole, 21:06

2. Paula Montanucci

3. Terri Houser

40-49

1. Jean Dixon, 21:52

2. Judy Torcha

3. Robyn Uibel

50-59

1. Kathi Jensen

2. Peg Hellman

3. Joan Romero

60 and over

1. Sandra Ohlweiler, 25:34

2. Sally Thiele

Men’s Age Group Top 3

12 and under

1. Jordan Yingling, 20:25

2. Justin Dalton

3. Jared Fajman

13-15

1. Rand Norberg, 20:40

16-19

1. Dan Sipko, 21:58

2. Alex Sharp

30-39

1. Ken Lambert, 21:57

40-49

1. Brent Ayer

2. Rand Colwell

3. Steve Yingling

50-59

1. Larry Cunningham, 20:52

2. David Borges

3. Marvin Gerrard

60 and over

1. Duane Baker, 21:24

2. Daniel Gilligan

3. Jim Kleinbach

10K

Women’s Age Group Top 3

16-19

1. Desiree Daniel, 50:36

20-29

1. Aicha Hull, 42:28

2. Janie Fliegler

30-39

1. Sue Martineau, 38:53

2. Darlene Wisma

3. Trinidad Lozano

40-49

1. Jackie Taylor, 40:13

2. Lisa Kern

3. Barbara Cooper

50-59

1. Debbie Majilke

2. Colleen Peterson

60 and over

1. Julie Nelson, 40:00

2. Melody-Ann Schultz

Men Age Group Top 3

13-15

1. Joe Krtil, 36:08

16-19

1. Shelby Moulden, 38:56

20-29

1. Brian Loshbough, 38:21

2. K. Plocher

3. Scott Hampton

30-39

1. Kevin Allison, 38:28

2. George Rehmet

3. Michael Shalvoy

40-49

1. Mark Hoefer, 38:17

2. Doug Cichowicz

3. Ed Kloth

50-59

1. Don Nelson, 40:14

2. George Giguere

3. John Farrow


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