Boettcher, Steuben set pace at Shuffle |

Boettcher, Steuben set pace at Shuffle

Staff Report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Two pair and three of a kind proved to be among the winners in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy Saturday.

A pair of bankers won the men’s and women’s divisions in the 5-kilometer foot race, while three valley journalists swept the top three spots in the men’s half-marathon.

Bernie Boettcher of Silt, a Post Independent columnist, posted a blistering time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds to win the half, even as he and other races faced some heavy headwinds.

Rick Carroll, editor of the Aspen Daily News, was second in the half-marathon in 1:26:20. John Stroud, managing editor of the Valley Journal in Carbondale, was third in 1:27:41.

In the 5K, Eric Gardey, an Alpine Bank executive, was first, in 20:27. Jessie Johnson was the first woman, in 24:22. She works for US Bank, which sponsored the race, a benefit for Literacy Outreach.

In a close women’s half-marathon race, Diane Steuben won in 2:01:30, followed by Maria Sangermano in 2:01:49 and Allison Pattillo in 2:03:49. All are Glenwood residents.

Male runners-up in the 5K included Jim Richmond, second, in 20:52, and Bob Gardner, third, in 21:54. Kellie Land was the second-place woman in 26:00 and Jeanne Blatter was third in 26:54.

Team Gilligan defended its longtime Shuffle team relay title in a time of 1:32:07. Team members include Jim Richmond, Paul Driskill, Mike Vidakovich, Bob Willey and Rick Chavez.

Two teams consisting of only two members reach took second and third. Double C, consisting of Cindy Lundin and Colleen Boddy, ran a 1:45:26, and Team Chacos, comprised of Andrea and Chris Chacos, ran a 1:50:30.

The half-marathon started at the east end of Glenwood Canyon, and the 5K started at Grizzly Creek. Both ended at No Name.

Age-group winners in both events included:


Men, 26-35

1st, Rick Carroll, 1:26:20

2nd, Matt Huber, 1:32:50

3rd, Brian Passenti, 1:37:49


1st, Bernie Boettcher, 1:15:28

2nd, John Stroud, 1:27:41

3rd, Jim Korpela, 1:33:27


1st, Jeff Kremer, 1:41:42

2nd, Sandy Dickson, 1:50:12

3rd, Wayne Pallas, 1:59:14

56 and over

1st, Ross Westley, 1:45:39

2nd, Ed Youngberg, 1:56:10

Women, 26-35

1st, Maria Sangermano, 2:01:49

2nd, Allison Pattillo, 2:03:49

3rd, Sarah Davis, 2:11:25


1st, Annie Daraman, 2:06:44

2nd, Adriana Ayala, 2:06:45


1st, Diane Steuben, 2:01:30

5K (Includes noncompetitive walkers)

Men, 26-35

1st, Bob Gardner, 21:54


1st, Eric Gardey, 20:27

2nd, Jim Richmond, 20:52

3rd, Randy Wagner, 24:53

56 and over

Alex de la Garza, 57:39

Women, 16-25

1st, Kelly Shanahan, 32:51


1st, Jessie Johnson, 24:22

2nd, Kellie Land, 26:00

3rd, Sara Weiss, 27:20


1st, Jeanne Blatter, 26:54

2nd, Tami Stroud, 49:11


1st, Linda Gray, 44:53

56 and over

1st, Joan Hurt, 43:05

2nd, Carolyn Prinster, 47:40

3rd, Sharon Andersen, 57:39

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