Teen takes running race

Penticton’s Cael Warner won the Interior Running Association’s 8.2-kilometre Campbell Mountain race Sunday

CAEL WARNER

CAEL WARNER

Penticton’s Cael Warner won the Interior Running Association’s 8.2-kilometre Campbell Mountain race Sunday, clocking in at 34 minutes,17 seconds.

Warner, competing in the 16 to 19-year-old age group, finished 47 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Scott Tremblay, who competed in the 40 to 44 age group.

In third place was Kelowna’s Jake Van Allen at 35:33, competing in the 20 to 29 age group.

Penticton’s Tom Evans was fourth at 36:26 and Kelowna’s John Machuga rounded out the top-five at 37:04.

Penticton’s Jen Annett, competing in the 20 to 29, was the first female finisher clocking in at 42:55. In second was Chantel Jeffrey of Blind Bay, 12, at 44:35. Kelowna’s Caitlin Malone, competing in the 20 to 29 age group, came in third at 45:47.

Rounding out the top five on the women’s side were Tiffany Fowler of Kelowna finishing in 47:03 and Vernon’s Jennifer Jakobi at 47:14.

The Penticton Pounders event had a total of 69 runners.

The next races in the series include the Summerland 7.4K X-Country Race Series 2 on Oct. 6, then on Oct. 20 is the Reino Keski Salmi Memorial 9.2-km in Salmon Arm Series 3. The final one this month will be the Kal Park 9-km in Vernon Series 4.