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Marks fall at Clydesdale Classic

Eileen JoyceEric Gruff of Irvine took first place overall in the Men's 5K open run Sunday in the Clydesdale Classic.
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Sunday’s Clydesdale Classic and Clydesdale International National Championship featured a slew of new event records.

Nevada City’s Jennifer Miller won the open 5K race run at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in a time of 24 minutes, 10 seconds, breaking the old mark set at 26:03. Grass Valley residents Heidi Seivert (24:30) and Sue Johnson (24:30) also came in under the old record, finishing second and third, respectively. Seivert won the women’s 40-49 age pairing of the race, while Johnson won the 30-39 classification.

Grass Valley’s Nick Lynch also broke the old mark of the men’s 5K open event with a time of 18:53, placing second overall behind Irvine’s Eric Gruff by 21 seconds. Lynch’s time was easily good enough to win the men’s 30-39 group.



Trevor Trevor of Chico shattered the old record en route to winning the men’s overall 10K open run. Marca’s time of 33:03 broke the old record by more than six minutes.

Maria Perez of Reno won the overall women’s 10K open run, outpacing Elk Grove’s Andrea Hoffman by more than 90 seconds to win the division with a time of 33:03.




David Longyear of Rancho Cucamonga won the Team Clydesdale 10K run in 35:41, while Amanda Nowakowski of West Hills won the women’s division of the Team Clydesdale 10K run. Clydesdale runners are men who weigh at least 200 pounds, while the women who compete in Clydesdale events must weigh a minimum of 150 pounds.

Other 10K Clydesdale division winners Sunday included Skip Potts, who won the overall male 15-29 age group, Jani Krambs, who won the 40-99 women’s division, and Jeff Oines, who won the men’s 40-99 division.

In the open 10K division, Hoffman won the 30-39 women’s division, while Nikki Reynolds of Fallon, Nev., won the 40-49 age group and Sylvia Cano won the 50-59 division. Margery Peterson captured the 60-69 division, while Po Adams won the women’s 70-79 classification.

For the men, Richard Johnson of Stockton won the 30-39 age group of the open 10K, while V. Neelakantan of Nevada City won the 40-49 division. Scott McIntoch won the 50-59 age group, while Darryl Beardall and Frank Quinn won the 60-69 and 70-79 division, respectively.

Grass Valley’s Zachary Welz won the under-13 boys age group of the open 5K run, while Cassied Davidson did likewise in the girl’s division. Jessica Stark won the 14-18 girls division, while Edgar Parra won the boy’s 14-18 division.

Grass Valley’s Steve Bond won the 40-49 division of the 5K run, while Gayle Lossman won the women’s 50-59 division. Philip Storms won the men’s 50-59 division, while Karen Schwartz won the 60-69 division.

Nevada Union cross country coach Gene Gilligan won the 60-69 division of the open 5K run, while Charlotte Davis won the woman’s 70-79 division. Bill Worcester won the 70-79 division.

Brittney Blue and Travis Thornberry won the 19-29 divisions of the Clydesdale 5K run. Bonnie Anderson won the women’s 40-49 Clydesdale 5K race, while Bruce Horne won the men’s 40-49 division. P.J. Jones captured the 50-59 Clydesdale 5K women’s group, while David Henderson won the men’s 50-59 division. Marilyn Schoenlein and Robey Willis won the 60-69 women’s and men’s division of the Clydesdale 5K.


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