EPRD kicks off summer trail series

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By Adam Sullivan
Sports Editor

Summer has officially begun for the Evergreen Park and Recreation Department as it hosted the first leg of its trail series.

The Elk Meadow 5 and 10K races took place on Saturday morning with Brandy Erholtz and Kevin Correale picking up victories.

Erholtz cruised in the 5K, as she crossed the finish line with a time of 21 minutes, 39 seconds.

“This was super fun,” Erholtz said after the win. “I haven’t raced since February. I had a baby in August, and life has just been crazy.”

Erholtz finished nearly seven minutes ahead of the next competitor as her strategy paid off.

“I like to take the lead from the beginning,” explained Erholtz. “I had no idea who I was racing today. I never took the lead for granted. I just pretended someone was right on my heels for the whole time.”

In the 10K, Correale finished just one second ahead of Matt Buzas to pick up the first-place finish. Correale crossed the line with a time of 49:13, followed by Buzas at 49:14. Amanda Sullivan was the first female to finish as she clocked in at 50:19.

Around 80 runners participated in the event on a gorgeous trail at Elk Meadow.

The two races were the begining of the Evergreen trail series. Future events include the Evergreen Mountain 15K on July 8, Meyer Ranch 5-mile on Aug. 5, Bergen Peak half marathon on Aug. 26, and the Fall EverGold 10-mile run on Oct. 7.

10K race results:

Male 10-19:

Chase Story 54:22

Male 20-29:

Clinton T Standish 54:12

Kevin Druis-Merenda 56:32

Fraser Downing 1:01:16

Male 30-39:

Kevin Correale 49:13

Matt Buzas 49:14

Scott Nordquist 51:16

Male 40-49:

Jeff Scott Ross 51:40

Sean Malone 54:39

Colin Denvir 54:47

Male 50-59:

Russell Kutzman 55:15

Wayne Depew 59:47

Mike Riendeau 1:00.50

Female 20-29:

Julie Jarriel 57:37

Missy Krause 58:53

Rachel Hinman 1:00.56

Female 30-39:

Amanda Sullivan 50:19

Melissa La Crosse 57:04

Rachel De Bruin 58:18

Female 40-49:

Christine Bailey 55:32

Michelle Halsne 1:00.23

Sarah Gillingham 1:07.19

Female 50-59:

Kirsten Goffena 1:04.27

Sue Hammerton 1:05.24

5K race results:

Male 10-19:

James Vigil 36:36

Male 40-49:

Toby Tate 46:51

Male 50-59:

Drew Bolin 28:06

Female 20-29:

Michelle Kay Brister 35:40

Victoria Brister 36:42

Female 30-39:

Brandy Erholtz 21:39

Emy Dunfee 32:39

Christie Foster 34:04

Female 40-49:

Carolyn Gunther 30:05

Julie Simaytis 43:57

Christine Satterfield 50:13