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Local runners dominate Hogback Hustle

NEW CASTLE – Local running legends took command of the annual Hogback Hustle 5-kilometer race on Saturday.Fittingly, the first runner to cross the finish line was Silt resident Bernie Boettcher, who’smade a habit of winning races throughout the area.Boettcher completed the course, run through the streets of New Castle in 16 minutes, 43.43 seconds, besting second-place finisher Garrett Pilsparien by almost 40 seconds. Ron Lund of Basalt was third in 18:37.33 followed by Marco Cruz.Boettcher was also the fastest among 40-49 men.Race Director Eileen Wysocki clocked the best women’s time of the race and had the 13th best time in the overall standings with a 21:21.82 mark.Levi Fetterhoff won the boys 12-and-under race in 37:22.05. Pilsparian and Cruz were the 13-to-19 and 20-29 men’s division champs. Mark Feinsinger of Glenwood Springs won the 30-39 men’s title in 20:23.10. Greg McKennis ‘s 19:50.26m was the best among 50-59 men. Ross Westley won the men’s 60-and-above race in 22:58.17 ahead of Warren Bystead and Ed Youngberg.Jacqueline Larouche ran the race in 27:06.21 to take the girls 12 and-under race. Alice McKennis took the women’s 13-to-19 year-old division. Autumn Hedberg took home the 20-29 women’s race blue ribbon.Wysocki was the 30-39 women’s champ. Jeannie Blatter, Joyce Rankin and Kathy Kopf, were the 40-49, 50-59 and 60-and-above women’s race winners, respectively.A throng of 115 runners completed in the event.The race, through money raised by entry fees, benefits the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.

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