Kings Beach 10K draws South Shore runners |

Kings Beach 10K draws South Shore runners

Staff report
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Tim Naylor of Los Gatos took the win in the Run to the Beach 10K in Kings Beach this past Thursday, while Brendan Foti of San Francisco won the 5K run.

Both runs, put on by Big Blue Adventure, began at North Tahoe Regional Park and finished on the Kings Beach shoreline.

In the 10-kilometer run, Naylor, 39, finished ahead of Daniel Greer, 54, of Boulder, Colo., posting a time of 40:20.42 to Greer’s 41:12.41. Bryan Backer, 50, of Auburn was third in 42:12.33.

Among the South Shore contingent, David Nicholas, 41, finished 37th, posting a time of 54:14.90, David Stebbins, 60, was 59th in 1:00:31.20 and Susan Rasmussen finished in 1:22:20.99.

Kristin Walstad of Alta was the top woman and fifth overall in 42:52.00. Lauren Tomory of Reno was second among women and ninth overall in 44:19.94, and Danielle Zick of Carnelian Bay took third among women (19th overall) in 47:42.48.

Truckee’s Jim Telling, 55, was the top local finisher, as he crossed the line in eighth place in a time of 43:50.00. Scott Cleveland of Truckee was 20th (47:57.75), and Daniel Knorr of Carnelian Bay was 25th (49:28.89).

The 10K field included 88 runners.

In the 5K, 17-year-old Brendan Foti cruised to victory in 18:57.54. Joey Hodges, 29, of Sparks finished runner-up in 20:04.55, and Gehrig Tucker of Minden rounded out the top three in 20:45.55.

Catherine Lowdon of Hillsborough claimed the women’s win and placed sixth overall in a time of 22:18.97, while Kristy Wilson of Folsom followed closely behind in a time of 22:33.45. Kristen Martin del Campo of Kings Beach was the top Tahoe-area runner, finishing third among women and ninth overall in 22:50.87.

Julia Tellman of South Lake Tahoe finished fourth in the women’s field and 13th overall in 23:34.93,and Jorge Orozco of South Lake Tahoe was 50th in 29:30.71. The South Shore’s Merril Guzman finished in 33:21.51, and Nichole Wimbiscus in 33:21.60.

As was the case last year, the 5K was a popular distance, with 154 finishers, while the event drew a large turnout of out-of-town runners and few locals.

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