Jones, Ohler lead the way at Cystic Fibrosis 5K |

Jones, Ohler lead the way at Cystic Fibrosis 5K

At the ninth stop of the Gold Country Grand Prix, more than 140 participants took to the trails Sept. 28 at Empire Mine in Grass Valley for the Cystic Fibrosis 5K.

Taking first place overall was Bjorn Jones with a time of 18 minutes and 37 seconds. With Jones’ win he now leads the 30-39 age group (AG) by one point over Larry DeFeyter in the grand prix (GP) standings.

Placing first overall in the women’s race was Makie Ohler with a time of 21:07. Ohler leads the women’s 50-59 AG by 20 points over Anne King.

In the closest age group race of the day, Adam Malik edged out Skylar Mims for first place in the 11-14 AG. Malik finished with a time of 24:20 and Mims was just a second behind.

Other men’s 5K winners were Sean Cullers (21:46) in the 10-and-under AG, Devon Cloud (19:01) in the 15-18 AG, Johnathan Palmer (26:12) in the 19-29 AG, Rob Taylor (19:46) in the 40-49 AG, David Madrona (20:52) in the 50-59 AG, Denis O’Halloran (20:55) in the 60-69 AG, and Raymond Wright (26:36) in the 70-99 AG.

Cloud, Taylor and O’Halloran all lead their respective age groups.

Other winners in the women’s 5K were Hannah Fairchild (32:43) in the 10-and-under AG, Maddy Zucca (23:39) in the 11-14 AG, Amanda Bratton (21:15) in the 19-29 AG, Lisa Moeschler (24:02) in the 30-39 AG, Angela Heung (27:41) in the 40-49 AG, Heidi Agler (31:08) in the 60-69 AG, and Lynne Hurrell (32:58) in the 70-99 AG.

Fairchild, Bratton, Moeschler and Hurrell all lead their respective age groups. Zucca is only six points behind Lexie Madigan in the 11-14 AG with two races left.

The Gold Country Grand Prix picks up again Oct. 26 with the Falling Leaves 5K/10K and concludes Nov. 28 with the highly popular Turkey Trot 5K/10K.

For more information on the Gold Country Grand Prix as well as full list of races and standings visit

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