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More Than 200 Hit Streets For Park Fete Run
Recent EHS graduate Jac Colton, left, kicks it in at the finish line and just gets past EHS cheerleader Fran Rosales at the 2-mile finish line. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Times

Local runners figured in to the top of the standings for the annual Park Fete 2-mile and 10K events, with Escalon High student Leone Rivers the top overall female finisher in the 2-mile.

Second overall among all runners was Chris Harp of Escalon for the 2-mile, while former EHS standout Shane Brookshire finished second overall in the 10K.

Saturday morning saw the runners in both events line up at El Portal Middle School and take off at 7:30 a.m., with the routes following paved city streets for the 2-mile, city streets and country roads for the 10K.

Javier Maciel claimed the top spot for the 2-mile in 10:32.6, with Chris Harp second (first in his 30- to 39 age group) in 13:07.6. Rounding out the top five were Mike Boyer, 13:18.9; Bill Clough, 13:58.5; and Leone Rivers, 14:35.8.

A contingent of EHS cheer squad members also ran the route, those finishing first making plenty noise to cheer on those who followed. Parents and children ran together in some cases, while some husbands and wives also made the run together.

Winning the 10K was 15-year-old James Garcia, running it in 36:22.9, with the now 27-year-old Brookshire second in 37:32.5.

Also in the top five for the 10K were Hunter Sellers, third at 38:00.0; David Morales, 39:33.4 and Michael Singleton, 39:37.2.

There were 137 runners registered for the 2-mile, 84 signed up for the 10K. ShadowChase Running Club of Modesto provided the timing services as well as mapped out the course and handled the registration, refreshments, prize drawings and awards.

Youngest runners in the 2-mile were Jordan Bloed, 7, who was sixth in the girls 12 and under category in 23:53.1, while three 6-year-old boys were in the race, paced by the third place showing in the 12 and under division by Jack Huerta, 16:52.6.

Oldest 2-mile runners were Joyce Fischer, 70, who covered the route in 31:37.2 and Arlin Gomes, 74, who turned in a time of 20:34.0.

Running with the distinction of the oldest 10K participants were Barbara Elias, 69, 1:18:40.2 and Ricardo Guilolin, 76, running the course in 56:17.3.