Sweet victory for runners in Summerland

Kelowna and Summerland runners top list of Summerland Sweets Cross-Country race

Kelowna’s John Machuga and Summerland’s Catherine Harrold captured the Summerland Sweets Cross Country race Sunday.

Machuga (35-39) finished the 7.4 kilometre route in 27 minutes, 43 seconds, while Harrold (45-49) clocked a time of 33:58 in the second race of the Interior Running Association.

Local athletes who finished in the top three in their age categories were: Tom Evans (Penticton) first M45-49, Tim Musselman Bell (Penticton) second M35-39, Tyler Tracey (Penticton) second M20-29, Fabien Carriere (Penticton) first M30-34, Michael Berrisford (Summerland) third M45-49, Michael Ellis (Penticton) third M20-29, Trevor Lewthwaite (Oliver) third M40-44 and Lincoln Cundiff (Penticton) first M50-54.

Carrie Allen (Summerland) first in 35-39, Michael Kascak (Penticton) second M50-54, Ingrid Musselman Bell (Penticton) second F35-39, Heming Sola (Summerland) first M01-15, Karen Kircher (Penticton) first F40-44, Steve Buzikievich (Summerland) third M55-59, Jessie Carriere (Penticton) first F20-29, Jenny Ayers (Penticton) first F50-54, Jill Martens (Penticton) second F50-54, Lee Mounsey (Oliver) first F55-59 and Carey Phillip (Penticton) third in F40-44.

Charlie Llewellyn (Penticton) second F55-59, Haley Berrisford (Summerland) second F01-15, Lisa Fitzgerald (OK Falls) second 30-34, Helen Jensen (Kaleden) first 65-69, Madison Cook (Penticton) second 16-19, Patrick Amundsen (Summerland) third 60-64, John Bosomworth (Penticton) first M70-74, Erika Maurer (Naramata) first 60-64, Florian Maurer (Naramata) third 65-69 and Lucy Bishuty (Peachland) third 30-34.

Summerland’s Keagan Ingram and Salmon Arm’s Julianne Moore are the winners on the boys and girls side for the kids 3.2-km race.

All of the finishers were in the Under 12 category and local runners who finished in the top 10 were: Olivia Harrold (Summerland) second, Madison Boerner (Penticton) third, Tayla Ingram (Summerland) fourth, Holden Girard (Summerland) third, Connor Berrisford (Summerland) fourth, Carmen Harrold (Summerland) fifth, Lucas Badger (Penticton) sixth, Maximilian Patenaude (Summerland) seventh, Alistair Martin (Summerland) eighth, Rowan Duthie (Penticton) ninth, Holden Berrisford (Summerland) 10th, Paige Gibbings (Summerland) sixth, Isla Kast (Summerland) seventh, Hayden Porcellato (Penticton) eighth and Fiona Girard (Summerland) ninth.

The Summerland Sweets Cross-Country Race saw 87 runners competing in the 7.4K route and 34 in the 3.2K kids’ race.