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Eric Griffiths, Kiley Baxter, Jason Griffiths, Ashley Sharratt, Anthony Farr and Mary Hathaway earned titles during the 2004 Catherine Creek Classic held last Saturday in Union.

The event was a fundraiser for the Union-Powder Valley cross country team.

Eric Griffiths of La Grande came out on top by more than 11 minutes while winning the men's division of the half marathon, which covered just over 13 miles. Griffiths' time was 1:08.22. That was one of the fastest times ever recorded in the event. Leonard Farr was second. Griffiths competes for Eastern Oregon University.

Baxter ran to a 30-second victory over Amy Servid in the women's division of the half marathon. Baxter clocked a 1:50.15.

Jason Griffiths, who is Eric Griffiths' brother, was first in the five-kilometer race anong the males in competition. His time was 15:24, which was a minute and a half faster than runner-up Carmichael Weston.

Sharratt ran to an easy win among the females in the 5K. Her time was 19:48. Angela Wiggins came in second.

In the one-mile race, Farr clocked an 8:17 to win the male division. Mark Hathaway was second.

Mary Hathaway completed the one-mile course in 8:09 to take the female division title. Mikayla Farr finished second.

The top 10 finishers in each race:

Male division

Half marathon

1, Eric Griffiths, 1:08.22; 2, Leonard Farr, 1:19.31; 3, Hector Juarez, 1:21.54; 4, Riley Frisby, 1:25.25; 5, Ken Croteau, 1:28.03; 6, Colin Andrew, 1:31.04; 7, Larry Yarborough, 1:43.40; 8, Jerry Sebestyen, 1:45.16; 9, Martin Altebockwinkel (of Frankfurt, Germany), 2:09.19.


1, Jason Griffiths, 15:24; 2, Carmichael Weston, 17:02; 3, Klamath Walker, 18:48; 4, Bren Sheehy, 19:03; 5, Darin Hlavinka, 19:23; 6, Scott Brazil, 19:39; 7, Matthew Armarez, 20:24; 8, Daniel Blanchard, 20:47; 9, Tom Stratton, 21:04; 10, Jason Fairchild, 21:06.


1, Anthony Farr, 8:17; 2, Mark Hathaway, 8:45; 3, Anthony Croteau, 9:19; 4, Jim Sheehy, 9:54; 5, Sam Sheehy, 10:52; 6, Colin Sheehy, 15:29.

Female division

Half marathon

1, Kiley Baxter, 1:50.15; 2, Amy Servid, 1:50.45; 3, Diana Grandeen, 1:51.09; 4, tie Carolyn Thompson and Corren Thompson, 1:56.46.


1, Ashley Sharratt, 19:48; 2, Angela Wiggins, 21:37; 3, Layna Oyervides, 21:39; 4, Linea Bruno, 21:49; 5, Alexa Servid, 22:35; 6, Sarah Servid, 22:31.


1, Mary Hathaway, 8:09; 2, Mikayla Farr, 8:25; 3, Genny Bowen, 8:29; 4, Lauren Croteau, 9:08; 5, Katie Sheehy, 9:53; 6, Maggie Sheehy, 9:59; 7, Alyssa Farr, 10:12; 8, Charly Moscrip, 10:15; 9, Elizabeth Sheehy, 13:33; 10, Savannah Sheehy, 13:35.

– Joe Sova

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