Wallis wins Emerald Bay Trail Run, 272 compete in South Shore race (photos) | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Wallis wins Emerald Bay Trail Run, 272 compete in South Shore race (photos)

TAHOMA, Calif. — Nearly 300 runners hit the trail with Emerald Bay as the backdrop Sunday, Sept. 18. The Emerald Bay Trail Run returned to the South Shore, and the latest edition was won in under an hour by Dan Wallis.

Wallis finished first of 272 participants with a time of 55:13.61 Sunday on the seven-mile course that started at Eagle Point and finished at Lester Beach. The runner from Reno, Nevada, came in ahead of Todd Tanis from Truckee (58:13.54), who placed second overall.

Kevin Unverferth of Davis, California (1:00:13.23) finished third, Mark Kandola of Santa Barbara, California (1:00:44.49) took fourth, and Ally Reite of Loomis, California (1:00:58.75) rounded out the top five. Reite was the top female finisher Sunday.

South Lake Tahoe’s top runners in the event all finished in close quarters in the top 10. Christopher Lyon placed seventh with a time of 1:02:39.41, Michael Sharp was eighth (1:03:53.30) and Kara Miffitt finished ninth (1:04:01.70).

For more information on the Emerald Bay Trail run and other Tahoe Trail Running Series events, visit http://www.tahoetrailrunning.com. Photos from the race are available at http://www.lefrakphotography.com.