Worline top runner in New Castle’s Hogback Hustle 5K
Former Glenwood Springs High School track and cross country athlete Emily Worline outpaced the 54-runner field for the Hogback Hustle 5K Saturday in New Castle.
Coming off her sophomore year at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Worline was neck-and-neck with top male finisher Ethan Poland through the steady uphill portion of the race along east Castle Valley Boulevard before making a break on the downhill side.
Worline (also the top female 20-29 age group finisher) crossed the finish line at Burning Mountain Park with a time of 21 minutes, 56.1 seconds. Poland (the male 15-19 age group winner) finished second overall in 22:47.3.
Rounding out the top 10 were (*denotes female finisher): 3. Cory House (23:11.5); 4. Graham Riddle (23:24.3); 5. *Krista Halevy (24:54.6); 6. Brad Palmer (24:59.3); 7. John Stroud (25:06.4); 8. Johnny Utah (25:21.9); 9. Terry Secor (25:41.1); 10. Keith Whittington (25:52.2).
The event raised $1,500 towards New Castle Recreation Department and Youth Scholarship programs
Upcoming running (and bike) race schedule
Saturday, July 17: Silt Historical Hobble 5K run, 9 a.m. in Silt (registration begins at 8). More info forthcoming at SiltHistorical.org/calendar/2021/7/17/silt-historical-hobble-5k-runwalk
Sunday, July 18: Sunlight Showdown trail half marathon run, 8 a.m.; mountain bike race on Saturday, July 17 (do one or both). Info here (www.bikesignup.com/Race/Info/CO/GlenwoodSprings/SunlightShowdown)
Saturday, July 24: Mt. Sopris Runoff 14-mile and 4-Mile Fair Run, Carbondale. Info at Independence Run and Hike, 970-704-0909, and on Facebook. Register here (endurancecui.active.com/ne/events/76389431/select-race)
Saturday, Aug. 7: Rifle Recreation Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase 5-mile and 2.3.mile run; 7:30 a.m. at Rifle Mountain Park (north of Rifle Falls State Park). Info here (rifleco.org/827/Cheatin-Woodchuck-Chase)
Saturday, Aug. 7: New Castle Trails Rides and Reggae Festival Dirty Dozen 10K trail run and 20-mile mountain bike race, 7 a.m. trail run start and 9 a.m. bike race start. Info and tickets here (newcastletrails.com/ridesandreggae)
Saturday, Aug. 14: Pyro’s Push It Up Trail Run 7.7K and 3.5K trail races, New Castle (Buford Road). Info here (www.raceentry.com/pyros-push-it-up-trail-run/race-information)
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