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Results Run For Rio

5K Run and Walk
Held on May 29, 2010 in Rye, Colorado

Runners

   1 Brian Ropp             47    23:05        Overall Male
   2 John Roman             65    23:30        1 60& up M
   3 David Baker            53    23:57        1 50-59 M
   4 Terri Prichard         35 24:17:00        Overall Female
   5 Randall Rapetti        55 25:03:00        2 50-59 M
   6 Ty Van Oort            16 26:49:00        1 13-19 M
   7 Shane Cordova          42 27:53:00        1 40-49 M
   8 Colton Stice            9 30:31:00        Overall Male Youth
   9 Rand Morris            58 30:40:00        3 50-59 M
 10 Janet Alvarez           57 31:56:00        1 50-59 F
 11 Brennan Stice            7 33:18:00        1 12 & under
 12 Richard Stice           39 33:19:00        1 30-39 M
 13 Shana Rae Cordova        9 34:55:00        Overall Female Youth
 14 Trinity Otten           29 53:02:00        1 20-29 F

Walkers

  1 Paulette Arns          57 40:27:00        Overall Female walker
  2 Tammy Van Oort         41 54:03:00        1 40-49 walker
  3 Lou Ann Lauritzen      40 54:03:00        2 40-49 walker

Article by Jeff Arnold

Unfortunately only seventeen people showed up for the 2010 version of the Run for Rio. Except for the wind, it was a beautiful day, but it was quite a wind. Paulette Arns, who easily won the walk and even beat one runner, said she felt like she had a tailwind the whole way. Still she and overall run winner Brian Ropp were significantly slower than last year, 2:01 and 1:15 respectively.

Terri Prichard was the overall female winner with a fine 24:17. She was the fourth person across the finish line and was almost 30 seconds faster than last year’s female winner.

The most amazing part of the story to me is that 65 year-old John Roman took second overall in the race. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a race where someone over sixty took second, and my experience goes back nearly 44 years. Roman, who ran without a shirt, looks exceptionally muscular and fit. I was teasing him about what must have been an exceptional breakfast. He ignored the awkward humor and said he takes 12 ounces of protein powder and mixes in three ounces of Cytomax and takes that three and a half hours before his run.

Former Puebloans returning for the Memorial Day weekend provided three winners and some finish line help. Rich Stice was part of a District Championship cross country team for County High in 1987. He now owns his own accounting firm in Gunnison and has two sons who play hockey and swim on youth teams. Nine year-old Colton won the male Youth Runner award. His seven year-old brother just nipped their father at the finish line to take first in the 12 and under division. Even so Rich won the 30-39 division.

Shana Rae Cordova, 9, won the Female Youth Runner trophy with a more than three minute improvement over last year. Trinity Otten, a classmate of the late Rio Martinez, was the last runner, but even so won the 20-29 female division.

Ty Van Oort, who recently placed fifth in the shot and fourth in the discus for Rye at the 3A state track meet, was the 13-19 winner.

Volunteers

Race director: Nancy Martinez
Water stop: Jim Martinez
Course and results : Jeff Arnold
Timer: Erin Stice
Tag puller: Leanne Ropp

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