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Worline top runner in New Castle’s Hogback Hustle 5K

Westminster College student athlete and Glenwood Springs High School track and cross country alum Emily Worline collects her award Saturday for winning the Hogback Hustle 5K in New Castle.
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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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