DeMoor, Kruis win Sequoia Glen 5K run
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Sequoia Glen 5K
Top Twenty-Five Overall
*Female: 1. Joseph DeMoor, 19 minutes, 20 seconds; 2. Jeason Murphy, 20:58; 3. Reid Swanson, 21:17; 4. Josh Hejtmanek, 22:36; 5. Trevor Allen, 23:47; 6. Phil Dunn, 24:38; 7. C.J. Alberts, 24:59; 8. Enrique Palomares, 25:23; 9. Jamie Kruis*, 25:36; 10. Tyler Parker, 25:44; 11. Jessica Pooler*, 25:47; 12. Anne Swanson*, 26:09; 13. Josh Nye, 26:27; 14. Angela Dunn*, 27:15; 15. Oscar Valtierra, 27:41; 16. Brad Palmer, 29:00; 17. Johnny Utah, 29:27; 18. Calvin Swanson, 29:32; 19. Elizabeth Connolly*, 29:46; 20. David Ralford, 30:33; 21. Charley Marley, 31:37; 22. Gwen Carew*, 32:14; 23. Brandi Smythe*, 32:40; 24. Boone Mortensen, 33:19; 25. Amanda Ingle*, 33:59.
Carbondale’s Joseph DeMoor ran to a course record time of 19 minutes and 20 seconds in claiming victory at the 20th annual Sequoia Glen 5K Run/Walk in West Glenwood this past Saturday morning.
DeMoor, a former University of Colorado runner and the 2008 Colorado State 3A cross country champion while at Buena Vista High School, came out on top of the competitive 50-runner field by a wide margin on the hilly Sequoia Glen course, which tops out above the Glenwood Fish Hatchery before an all-downhill finish on Donegan Road.
Glenwood’s Jeason Murphy was the runner-up to DeMoor with a time of 20:58. Glenwood High School freshman Reid Swanson placed third overall at 21:17, besting another Glenwood resident, Josh Hejtmanek, who placed fourth with a time of 22:36.
Jamie Kruis of Glenwood was the women’s champion, placing ninth overall by recording a time of 25:36. Right behind in second place was Jessica Pooler of New Castle who came to the finish line at 25:47. Glenwood High School teacher Anne Swanson was third at 26:27, and Angela Dunn of New Castle took fourth with a time of 27:15.
All proceeds from the race were distributed to the Colorado Animal Rescue (Glenwood), Lucky Day Animal Rescue (Aspen), Rifle Animal Shelter, Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (Silt) and Valley Dog Rescue (Carbondale).
Sequoia Glen was the first event in the six-race Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. Next up on Saturday, April 6, will be the Grand River Gallop 5K in Rifle.
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It may be by a technicality, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club were the de facto champions of their hosted tournament Saturday.