EIGHTY-FOUR FINISH 200TH 5K

A record 84 participants finished the 200th 5K on January 15, 2001. This broke the record of 71 finishers in the 100th 5K held on September 21, 1992. A near record 22 ran the race for the first time. Eight of 10 runners with the most 5K runs participated as did all six that ran 12 races last year.

We are missing one finishing time. If anyone knows the times of Laura Chaides please let me know. Let me know if I have anyones time is wrong or if I have any names mispelled. Also let me know if anyone wants to be added to my 5K distribution list.

Several runners made it back for their first race in several years. They were: Carlos Lucero, Kathy Kern, Rich Sundell and Mike Duncan.

Six runners have now ran the first race on April 30, 1981, the 100th 5K and the 200th 5K. They are: (with their first race place and time in parenthesis) Tracy Brown (2- 18:21), Ralph Castro (3- 18:28), Jim Heller (4- 19:31), Ed Loh (5- 19:42), Nelson Slagle (13- 22:16) and Rick Salas (21- 23:25). Congrats to all six runners.

Nine runners set personal bests. They were: Geri Griffin (amazing 8:59 improvement), Liz Beattie (great 4:29 better), Carlos Lucero (1:24 better), Todd Jensen (18 seconds), Tony Trujillo (18 seconds), John Kozai (16 seconds better than his prior best in 1989!), Jeffrey Rohm (13 seconds), Gary Shapiro (8 seconds), and Jack Yin (3 seconds).

JOHN ARAUJO WINS 200TH 5K

John Araujo won his 29th 5K with a time of 17:12 on January 15, 2001. He now has more 5K titles than anyone surpassing Gary Brodie at 28. John also won the 100th 5K in a time of 18:00. This is the first time Dave Parsel failed to win after 27 straight victories. The top five finishers were: Gary Shapiro 2- 17:45, Dave Parsel 3- 18:05, Dave Fier 4- 18:13 and Todd Jensen 5- 18:19.

The next 5K is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2001 at 11:50 AM.

AEROSPACE WINS TEAM EVENT

Aerospace won the team event with total places of 45 and a total team time of 95:55. Anaheim was second with 53 places and total team time of 96:19. Corporate was 3rd with 76 places and total time of 101:53. Huntington Beach's four runners totaled 163 places and a team time of 106:11. Aerospace now leads Corporate in the cum team event 101-57-9.

Pacing Aerospace was Todd Jensen 5- 18:19, Andy Born 6- 18:45, Jack Yin 7- 19:01, John Kosai 12- 19:41 and John Duquette 15- 20:39. Anaheim was led by John Araujo 1- 17:12, Gary Shapiro 2- 17:45, Kie Sooboo 14- 20:24, Jim Heller 17- 20:58 and David Rusher 19- 21:00. Corporate was paced by: Eric Wilson 9- 19:16, Darin Esplin 11- 19:38, Todd Byers 13- 19:50, Rich Terrell 16- 20:56 and Ralph Castro 27- 22:13. Huntington Beach's four runners were David Parsel 3- 18:05, Larry Di Meo 41- 24:58, Sue Robbins 50- 27:30 and Marcella Sooking 69- 35:38.

AEROSPACE COMPLETES SWEEP BY WINNING MIXED TEAM EVENT

Aerospace defeated Corporate in the team event 134 to 214 and in time 112:06 to 129:32. Aerospace leads Corporate in the cum event 73-53-26. Leading Aerospace was: Tony Trujillo 18- 20:59, Bob Palomba 20- 22:02, Chuck Catania 21- 21:03, Michelle DeJong 32- 23:24, and Linda Dobson 43- 25:38. Corporate was paced by: Ralph Castro 28- 22:13, Kathy Kern 35- 24:01, Mary Scott King 44- 25:44, Rich Abele 53- 28:44 and Kimberly Boyd 54- 28:50. Anaheim's lone runners was Glenn Oak 48- 26:35.

AGE GROUP PLACINGS

MEN

AGE

FIRST

TIME

SECOND

TIME

19-29

Carlos Lucero

22.13

 

 

30-39

Todd Jensen

18.19

Andy Born

18:45

40-49

John Araujo

17:12

John Shapiro

17:45

50-59

Jim Heller

20:58

Chuck Catania

21.03

60-69

David Rusher

21.00

Nelson Slagle

29.03

70-79

Tracy Brown

36.16

 

 

WOMEN

19-29

Marjorie Green

32.46

 

 

30-39

Michelle DeJong

23.24

Kathy Kern

24.01

40-49

Mary Scott King

25.44

Geri Griffin

28:41

50-59

Linda Dobson

25.38

Sue Robbins

27.30

60-69

Joan McIntyre

36.21

 

 

70-79

 

 

 

 

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