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Saturday Runs Draw Large Number Of Participants
Sixteen-year-old Andrew Osgood claimed top honors in the weekend's Escalon Park Fete 10K event, while Escalon's own Shane Brookshire was the top finisher in the 2-mile run.

Osgood logged a time of 38:06.9 for the 10K course, which started and ended at El Portal Middle School and followed a variety of in-town paved roads and went out on country roads outside of town.

Brookshire finished the in-town 2-mile course in 10:14.1.

A student at Stanislaus State in Turlock studying sports administration, Brookshire said he'd bicycled from there to Escalon the previous day because he doesn't own a vehicle.

"Thought it would take more out of me," he commented at the end of the race. "But it didn't. I feel fine."

Escalon High Class of 2010 grad Matt Barnum finished fourth overall in the 2-mile in 10:54.2 and current student Jocelyn Chadwick, 15, took second overall in the women's side of the race, covering the course in 14:37.4, finishing only behind Vicky Boyd of Modesto, who took top honors for females in 13:24.2.

Chadwick was tops in her age group, 13 to 19, and was 17th overall among all finishers.

The 2-mile drew 161 runners, the youngest a pair of 7-year-olds, Maddie Van Diepen, 85th overall in 25:27.1 and Eland Miller, 131st overall in 37:07.5.

Oldest participant in the 2-mile was Lena Pinasco, 89, coming in 113th with a time of 32:53.9 and taking top honors in her age group - 80 to 99.

On the 10K side, Osgood was tops in his age group, 13 to 19, as well as taking overall first place honors for the men.

The first female finisher was Anne Kelley, 53, who toured the course in 44:06.5 and won her age group as well, 50 to 59.

Youngest competitor in the 10K was 9-year-old Jazmin De La Torre, 130th overall in 1:12.30.8 and first in her 0 to 9 age group. Youngest male runner was Dustin Chavez, 10, 17th overall and first in the 0 to 9 age group, 45:42.5.

Barbara Miller, 71, was 35th overall and first in her 70 to 79 age group in 50:17.8, the oldest female runner in the 10K. Oldest male runner was Randy Siefkin, 69, taking fourth in the 60 to 69 age group at 1:05.44.2, 111th overall.

The 10K drew 167 total participants on Saturday morning.