La Grande’s McKinnon wins Lostine River Run 10K
Elliot McKinnon of La Grande added another victory to his summer resume, winning the Lostine River Run 10k race in 33:30 Saturday morning. Petra Evans of Joseph was the top women’s finisher in the 10k with a time of 41 minutes.
A record-breaking turnout showed up for the 3oth running of the Lostine River Run, two point-to-point races that start up the Lostine River Road and finish at the Providence School in Lostine.
Barry Dew of Baker City returned to win the 5k for the second year in a row finishing in 17:55. La Grande High School Junior Jackie Wanta finished strong in 22:26, the youngest victor of the two races.
In the 10k race, Colin Andrew of La Grande took the top honors in the masters race in 41:40 and Cindy Stice of Fruitland, Ida. won the women’s masters in 44:26.
Fourteen and under top girl finishers were Elly Wells of Union in 54:29 and Eric Holm of Ft. Dix, Ky. was the top 14 and under boy with a time of 46:01.
In the 15-19 year old age group for the 10k Hannah Brazil of Cove was the top finisher for the girls in 47:33 and Eliott Johnson of La Grande won with a time of 42:55.
For 20 to 29 year old men, Michael Lance of Enterprise took first 38:50 and Hailey Rambo of Portland took first in 42:24 in the women’s category.
In the 30 to 39 year old age group, Jarrett Kuzmic of Nampa won the men’s race in 39:01 and Kendra Tomich of Nampa took first for the women in 50:11.
Nathan Goodrich of Joseph won the 40-49 year old men’s age group in 43:32 and Tracy Ivy of Lostine won in the women’s category 52:31.
In the 50-59 year old age group, Rick Rambo of Milton-Freewater took first in 42:50 and Sherry Jederberg of La Grande won for the women in 1:06.
Dennis Holm was the top men’s finisher in the 60-69 year old age group in 48:27 and Christine Isaacson of La Grande won the women’s race in 58:27.
Masters 5k winners were Jennifer Hobbs of Lostine with a time of 25:01 and Curtis Goller of Wallowa who finished in 21:45.
In the 14 and under age group, Andy Gebhardt took first for the boys in 21:46 and
Morgan Shaw won for the girls race in 26:00.
For 15 to 19 year-olds, Frank Stumbo of Shelly, Idaho won in 19:37 and Zoe Mathias of Lostine took first for the girls in 31:01.
In the 20 to 29 year-old age group, there were no male or female competitors.
For 30 to 39 year olds, Joe Nelson of Enterprise won in 19:37 and Kacie Kraft of St. Helens took first in 23:35.
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In the 40 to 49 year-old class, Mike Shaw of Wallowa won in 26:01 and Denyce Kelly of Hermiston took first for the women in 30:37.
For the 50 to 59 year-olds, Pat Cason of Enterprise won in 29:31 and Mark Stroh took first for the men in 22:55.
Bob Doak, of Rock Springs, Wyo., placed first in the 60 to 69 year old men’s age group in 24:25.
Janie Tippett of Joseph received recognition for participating as a 5k walker in every Lostine River Run to date.
The race is popular locally and regionally, drawing runners and walkers from Wallowa, Union, Baker and Umatilla counties, as well as many who traveled from throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. It is organized by Eastern Oregon Sports Training of Athena and sponsored by the Wallowa County Rotary Club.