Steve Bond: Bouttes steal spotlight at Run for the Community
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The Run for the Community 5K and 10K races, held at the Twin Cities Church last Saturday, May 31, featured a number of outstanding performances. There were 95 finishers in the 5K, another 41 in the 10K, along with 37 walkers.
Jeff Boutte and his sons, Justin and Jason, all finished in the top eight in the 5K, while his daughters Jessica and Jamie were both in the top three females. All five are also in the top three in their respective Grand Prix (GP) competitions.
Jeff, who has improved significantly since last year, finished second in the 5K in 18 minutes, 52 seconds, winning the 40-49 age group (AG), keeping him in first in that GP with 40 points.
Justin, fifth overall and third in the 15-18 AG, ran 20:53 to hold third place in his GP with 22 points.
Jason, eighth overall and second in the 19-29 AG in 21:52, moved into a tie for third in his GP with 19 points with Kevin Schleth, who was third AG (10th overall) in 22:03.
Jessica, second female (16th overall) and 11-14 AG winner in 23:50, holds a big lead in her GP with 40 points.
Jamie, third female and only one second behind her big sister in 23:51, won the 10 and under AG and jumped from third to first in her GP with 30 points.
Meanwhile, over in the 10K, Chris Badolato continued his course-breaking ways, setting a new record in a blazing fast 37:08, winning the race and the 30-39 AG, widening his GP lead with a perfect 50 points.
Brandon Nied, who was first in this event’s 5K race last year, one place ahead of Chris, also ran a very fast time on this hilly course to take second in 37:43, over six minutes ahead of third, and first in the 15-18 AG.
Amber Kinaston won the women’s 10K and 19-29 AG in 51:20, over two and a half minutes ahead of the second female, to move into third in her GP with 20 points.
Breanne Mitchell notched another overall victory, finishing first female in the 5K in 23:05 and winning the 15-18 AG (13th overall) putting her solidly into first in her GP with 30 points.
Reno’s Joe Parker won the 5K and 19-29 AG in 18:37.
Michael Morgan won the 15-18 AG (fourth overall) in 18:58, while Philip Jackson was second AG in 19:04 (fifth) and Jake Cena, second in that GP with 30 points, was fourth AG (ninth) in 21:58.
Austin Violette, second 15-18 AG in the 10K in 45:49 (sixth overall), holds first in that GP with 37 points.
Cody Carlton, with a strong finish, won the 11-14 AG in the 5K (sixth overall) in 21:17. He holds third place in that GP with 34 points, three behind Kael Newton, who is tied for first with 37 after winning his AG in the 10K in 50:04 (11th).
Younger runners dominated the top ten in the 5K as Jeff Boutte and I were the only runners over 21.
I won the 50-59 AG in 21:48 (seventh overall) and am second in that GP with 37 points. Yuba City’s Mike Buzbee, who was the 50-59 AG winner in the 10K in 45:53 (seventh) remains in first in that GP with 45 points. Denis O’Halloran, second AG in 49:12 (tenth), moved up into third in that GP with 23 points.
Five of the top 15 finishers in the 5K were in the 40-49 AG. After Jeff, Rodney Brown was second AG in 22:13 (11th overall), followed by John Fairchild (23:00, 12th), Gregg Mitchell (23:11, 14th) and Rick Browning (23:46, 15th).
That AG was also strong in the 10K, with three in the top nine, led by an outstanding performance by Robert Warner in his first 10K this year, fourth overall in 44:36, jumping from fourth to second in that GP with 34 points.
Rex Calvert was second AG in 45:33 (fifth overall), while Jeffrey Gail was third AG (ninth) in 46:24, holding third in that GP with 30 points.
Pete Lubbers finished third in the 10K and second in the 30-39 AG in 44:01, running 18 seconds faster than last year when he won the race. Pete is currently fourth in his GP with 24 points, three behind Mark Epperly, who has 27 after winning that AG in the 5K in 26:21. Harley Deome was third 30-39 AG in the 10K in 46:11 (eighth overall).
Nadja Young-Warner won the 30-39 AG in the 5K in 24:30 (fourth female) to remain in first in her GP with 32 points.
The battle for second in that AG is tight as Ariel Lovett, fourth female in the 10K and second AG in 54:58, has 24 points, while Tamara Zuromskis, second 10K female and AG winner in 53:56, has 23 points and Debi Fairchild, third AG in the 5K in 26:06, has 22 points.
Truckee’s Kim Williams was third woman in the 10K and won the 50-59 AG in 54:13.
Sue Piscatella, fifth 10K woman in 55:37, won the 40-49 AG and moved into second in that GP with 30 points. Diana Wilburn, fifth woman in the 5K and 40-49 AG winner in 24:47, holds first in that GP with 34 points.
Drue Matthies won the 60-69 AG in the 5K in 25:17 to move up to second place in that GP with 27 points, only three behind Ken Gaal of Yuba City, who won that AG in the 10K in 52:16 and holds first with 30.
Therese Iknoian won the 50-59 AG in the 5K in 25:24, ahead of Anne King, second AG in 25:45. They are first and second in that GP with 50 and 36 points, respectively.
Ron Gross, as usual, won the 70 and over AG in the 5K in 26:27 to remain in second in that GP with 40 points, behind Darryl Beardall, who has 47 points after winning that AG in the 10K in one hour, 47 seconds.
Lynne Hurrell won the 70 and over AG in the 5K in 27:51 to remain far out in front in her GP with 40 points.
Mallory Meier, second in the 19-29 AG in the 10K in 56:32, stays in first in her GP with 27 points. Cassie Barr, by winning that AG in the 5K in 28:59, stays in second with 21.
The 10 and under AG race was quite competitive in the 5K with Reno’s Tyler Nied winning in 26:32. Devon Cloud, second AG in 26:45, holds second in that GP with 27 points. Joshua Fairchild, third AG in 27:31, is third in that GP with 24 points. Jack Devlin was fourth AG in 27:41, with Callan Warner, who leads that GP with 32 points, fifth in 28:04.
Jade Shields, second 10 and under AG in 32:18, is also second in that GP with 29 points, one out of first.
Karen Stone won the 60-69 AG in the 5K in 36:14, while Marion Linden won that AG in the 10K in one hour, 15:12. Rhonda Jensen, who competes in the GP in the 60-69 AG, holds first in that GP with 40 points, with Marion in second with 27.
As usual, my GP results are unofficial, but usually correct.
Next race in the GP series is the July 4 Freedom Run.
Steve Bond is a competitive runner who lives in Nevada City and regularly writes columns and feature stories about running for The Union. He may be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
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