King wins 10K race |

King wins 10K race

Nevada City’s Daniel King won Saturday’s 10-kilometer race, and Grass Valley’s Steve Bond took second in the 5-kilometer race, in the 16th Annual Nevada City United Methodist Church Spring Run.

King, who is the head coach of the cross country team at Nevada Union High School, won the 10K in 38 minutes, 26 seconds, outdistancing second place finisher Doug Reed (40:30) and V. Neelakantan (41:56), both from Nevada City as well.

“The reason I ran this race was because it covers the first and last parts of the Gold Country Marathon,” said King, who is training for the June event. “And for me, running in the cooler temperatures was ideal.”

Nevada City’s Michael Rodriguez (42:44) took fifth in the race, featuring runners from many parts of Northern California. Grass Valley’s John Seivert (43:50) and Nevada City’s Chris Stecko (44:25) took 8th and 9th, respectively. Nevada City’s Sandy Hoff placed second among women, 18th overall.

Among the other local runners in the 10K, Rod Gillespie took 14th, George Hagel Jr. Placed 26th, Lynne Hurrell was 27th overall, and Heidi Agler was 35th.

Bond took second in the 5K run, finishing three seconds behind winner Conor Medley of Cedar Ridge, who won in 19:16. Grass Valley’s Gene Gilligan (21:30) and Michelle Falvey (21:54) took fifth and sixth, with Falvey’s time second-best among women.

Among the other local runners in the 5K were: Al Shook (10th), Dave Duddleston (16th), Kristing Humphries (18th), Brian Fry (19th), Rick Worth (20th), Leslie Shilling (21st), Vince Alcantar (22nd), Gayle Lossman (26th), Karen Stone Bordieri (27th), Ken Suzuki (29th), Debbi Suzuki (30th), Kate Duroux (35th), Jean Sutton (36th), Patricia Harris-Smith (37th), Mary Ann Townsend (38th), P.J. Jones (39th), Trudy Roegner (40th), Sally Harris (41st), Donna Saunders (42nd), and Bill Kneedler (43rd).

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