Dows Prairie Run

10:00 am, Sat., June 17, 2017

Directed by Jeff Haag <jh1@humboldt.edu>

 

Eighty seven runners (up 24% from last year) made the trek to Clam Beach in McKinleyville and were rewarded with splendid weather on a beautiful course.

 

The flat-and-fast out-and-back 2-mile race took place near the ocean white with foam. Led by teenagers Christian Coley (male winner, 10:59) and Morgin Coonfield (female winner, 12:58), stellar performances were also put up by pre-teens Carter Eichen, Kinsley Yarbrough, Abbey Lynch, Oliverno Boyd, and Jo Boyd.

 

The challenging 6.1-mile course starts near the same ocean white with foam but quickly ascends into the mountains and Dows Prairie. Aaron Campbell was the first finisher, clocking 34:18, the fastest time since 2011 and the fifth-fastest time ever by a 20-29 year old. Tami Beall was the fastest female on the course and, in her last chance to make it into the record books for a woman in her 40s, posted a 40:21, the second-fastest time ever in that division. Records for women in their 60s were shattered. We saw the two fastest times ever, put up by Chris Hamer and, at the top of the list with a time of 48:32, Mary Wells. Other runners making it into the all-time age-group records were Kristal Mendez, Dave Ryan, Tom Martin, and Jurgen Giessel.

 

On behalf of all runners, I am immensely grateful for all the help I received. Tanya Trump showed up early and took your registration. Lanore Bergenske showed up just as early, delivering the rice crispy treats you enjoyed. Board member Rachel Cardoza and Jorge Ramirez also took up space at the registration table. Amanda Lee volunteered in the true spirit of volunteering - without being asked. She was a course monitor and fruit preparer. Adam Falk stepped up as both course monitor and finish line recorder. Special thanks to Paul Kraus and Harry Kavich. These men do more for our club than we realize. Yoon Kim does a lot too. Thanks to all.

 

I look forward to next years event here in Dows Prairie, McKinleyville, CA, USA, North America, my home, sweet home. J.H.

 

2 Mile

Pl. Name G/age Time Bib#

1 Christian Coley M17 10:59 929

2 Jason Lewis M31 11:45 931

3 John Milender M20 11:52 924

4 Connor Trump M18 12:04 935

5 Morgin Coonfield F19 12:58 930

6 Corbin Eichin M13 13:43 919

7 Carter Eichin M10 13:45 918

8 Odilon Sanchez M25 13:48 941

9 Marcus Bullard M21 14:37 925

10 Jessy Johnson F27 15:16 933

11 Juan Reyes M35 17:46 927

12 Paul Johnson M53 17:59 921

13 Acklett Goforth F16 18:13 942

14 Rafael Goforth F14 18:16 943

15 Cayla Lynch F19 18:34 920

16 Thom Boswell M64 18:45 934

17 Rick Park M71 20:23 936

18 Rachel Schafer F20 24:42 932

19 Emily Aarsvold F24 25:32 926

20 Kinsley Yarbrough F04 26:29 923

21 Angelica Aubrey F25 26:29 922

22 Abbey Lynch F03 30:52 917

23 Lauren Lynch F36 30:52 916

24 Oliverno Boyd M07 32:05 937

25 Dustin Boyd M33 32:05 939

26 Jo Boyd F10 32:23 938

27 Sarah Boyd F35 32:24 940

28 Gayle Patrice F61 35:01 928

6.1 Mile

Pl. Name G/age Time Bib#

1 Aaron Campbell M24 34:18 1261

2 Brent Ritschel M23 35:38 1259

3 Ben Davenport M42 36:30 1277

4 Samuel Gabrek M26 39:02 1269

5 Tami Beall F49 40:21 1268

6 Optimus Prime M36 40:35 1293

7 Chris Schinke M46 40:47 1242

8 Clay Lynch M39 40:51 1260

9 Sean Johnson M47 40:54 1262

10 Dave Ryan M60 41:26 1286

11 Kristal Mendez F35 41:37 1244

12 John Zinselmeir M69 42:36 1250

13 Greg Goldsmith M55 42:50 1281

14 Daniel Emmenecker M28 43:07 1256

15 Richard Roybal M40 43:20 1297

16 Shawn Magnuson M47 44:29 1245

17 Dan Jones M39 44:56 1248

18 Alicia Smith F39 45:43 1271

19 Lanore Bergenske F59 45:50 1239

20 Rachel Cardoza F29 46:01 1275

21 Laura Holt F39 46:08 1294

22 Yoshi Uemura M62 46:41 1270

23 Alan Grau M63 47:30 1255

24 Rachele Gundlach F42 47:46 1273

25 Kim Coelho F53 48:18 1295

26 Mary Wells F62 48:32 1258

27 Cindy McGihon F59 49:11 1257

28 Tom Dewey M58 49:52 1288

29 Tanya Trump F47 50:17 1240

30 Jenna Larson F31 51:03 1291

31 Irene Graham F28 53:05 1296

32 Elizabeth Cox F48 53:35 1263

33 Kathleen Brubaker F52 53:56 1290

34 Marcos Amezcua M24 54:25 1285

35 Tom Martin M70 54:25 1247

36 Chris Hamer F61 55:24 1292

37 Thomas Bernota M57 55:48 1289

38 Robin Baker F28 56:50 1279

39 Randy Emenaker M66 56:57 1243

40 Kristie Lahr F54 57:47 1251

41 Robert Ayers M59 58:38 1246

42 Richard Myers II M41 59:53 1284

43 Daniel Lipiec M61 1:01:43 1254

44 Brian Julian M59 1:01:54 1272

45 Willow Smith F21 1:02:58 1267

46 Nicolette Amann F47 1:03:21 1264

47 Jill Frizzell F45 1:03:22 1266

48 Todd Pahl M49 1:03:25 1265

49 MJ Lathan F59 1:03:45 1283

50 Debbie Stamper F63 1:04:44 1280

51 Sheri Borgelin F43 1:06:17 1287

52 Chris Aberson M48 1:08:10 1252

53 Mary Ann McCulloch F61 1:09:28 1282

54 Karen Ayers F55 1:09:36 1278

55 Ken Young M75 1:11:35 1276

56 Jim Lombard M59 1:11:36 1249

57 Jurgen Giessel M80 1:14:13 1241

58 Erika Muhrlein F41 1:19:44 1274

59 John Norberg M91 2:10:30 1253