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Echevarria has big day at Two Rivers Run

Post Independent Photo/Kara K. Pearson Kim Worline, of Glenwood Springs, runs up the embankment during the Two Rivers Run Saturday morning. Worline came in first in the women's division and 13th overall, with a time of 24 minutes and 40 seconds.
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Runners don’t need much prodding to run in a race. Just fashion a course, and they come.

At least that’s how German Echevarria found his way to the starting line of Saturday’s 5-kilometer Two Rivers Run.”I’m the cross country coach at Kennedy High School, and my team is going to race at 11 o’clock. I had some time, so I decided to race,” Echevarria said.The Denver resident had a good day.

As a competitor, Echevarria clocked the fastest time – 18 minutes, 10 seconds – in the 55-participant race.Later, Echevarria coached the Kennedy boys to a team title in the high school meet.The overall winner’s mark put him 31 seconds up on runner-up Mesa’s Eric Packard’s 18:37 time. Charlie Wertheim of Glenwood Springs turned in the best time among area runners at 19:12, third-best on the scoreboard.



Kurt Burkenmeier of Glenwood won the men’s 26-and-younger race in 23:07. Additional men’s age division winners included Packard (age 35 to 41), Glenwood resident Mike Vidakovich (22:04, ages 42-47), Paul Freeman of Carbondale (21:55, age 48-53), Larry Rose (22:48, 54-59) and local running legend Paul Driskill (30:38, 60 and-above).Glenwood’s Kim Worline posted the fastest women’s time at 24:40. Adriana Ayala, 17th best with a 25:43 clocking, was the 35-41 women’s champ.Bobbie Robinson took the 26-and-younger female division in 27:53. Kim Montague ran in at 28:09 to win the women’s 42-to-47 race. Nancy Reinisch of Glenwood captured the 48-53 women’s division in 27:24. Barbara French (28:37) and Marie Hansell (37:15) were the winners of the 54-to-59 and 60 and-above women’s races.Bobbie Robinson took the 26-and-younger female division in 27:53. Kim Montague ran in at 28:09 to win the women’s 42-to-47 race. Nancy Reinisch of Glenwood captured the 48-53 women’s division in 27:24. Barbara French (28:37) and Marie Hansell (37:15) were the winners of the 54-to-59 and 60 and-above women’s races.


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