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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


From LTCC to South Tahoe Middle School


Women’s Age Group Top 3

12 and under

1. Shelby McIntyre

2. Cassidy Cichowicz

3. Jessica Uibel


1. Jordan Dalton, 20:48

2. Allison Kern

3. Nicole Uibel


1. Jenny Kastens, 21:57


1. Kara Cole, 21:06

2. Paula Montanucci

3. Terri Houser


1. Jean Dixon, 21:52

2. Judy Torcha

3. Robyn Uibel


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


1. Rand Norberg, 20:40


1. Dan Sipko, 21:58

2. Alex Sharp


1. Ken Lambert, 21:57


1. Brent Ayer

2. Rand Colwell

3. Steve Yingling


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


Women’s Age Group Top 3


1. Desiree Daniel, 50:36


1. Aicha Hull, 42:28

2. Janie Fliegler


1. Sue Martineau, 38:53

2. Darlene Wisma

3. Trinidad Lozano


1. Jackie Taylor, 40:13

2. Lisa Kern

3. Barbara Cooper


1. Debbie Majilke

2. Colleen Peterson

60 and over

1. Julie Nelson, 40:00

2. Melody-Ann Schultz

Men Age Group Top 3


1. Joe Krtil, 36:08


1. Shelby Moulden, 38:56


1. Brian Loshbough, 38:21

2. K. Plocher

3. Scott Hampton


1. Kevin Allison, 38:28

2. George Rehmet

3. Michael Shalvoy


1. Mark Hoefer, 38:17

2. Doug Cichowicz

3. Ed Kloth


1. Don Nelson, 40:14

2. George Giguere

3. John Farrow

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