Orange is the new black

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5K race draws locals to Gonzales

GONZALES — An excited group of runners and walkers took to the streets of Gonzales for the annual Gonzales Orange and Black 5K Race on the Fourth of July. The event featured runners and walkers of all ages with medals handed out in four age divisions.

“All the participants had a great time,” said Cesar Ayon, one of the race organizers from Gonzales. “It was a good way to start off the Fourth of July. We had a lot of raffle prizes that we gave out after the race and we are thankful to the businesses that contributed this year.”

Jaime Garcia, a former standout runner for the 2015 Central Coast Section champion Greenfield High Bruin cross country team finished first overall in a time of 18:05. Andrew Funk a sophomore runner for the Gonzales High cross country team placed second overall and first in the youth division. Funk was followed in the third place by his brother Scott Funk. Andrew Funk ran the race in 20:02 and Scott finished in 20:03.

In the women’s division Virginia Bennett of Salinas was first in a time of 25:18, followed by Gigi Kioma in second place in a time of 27:50 and Karen Park was third in a time of 28:01.

Ruby Garcia was the first place youth girl with a time of 31:24 and Angelina Ybarra was the first place girls in the child’s division with a time of 26:35. JT Lopez was first in the child’s (boys) division with a time of 27:47 and Rico Maturino was second with a time of 27:48.

RESULTS:

1. Jaime Garcia 18:05; 2. Andrew Funk 20:02; 3. Scott Funk 20:03; 4. Jaime Valdez 23:00; 5. Ricardo Lopez 23:04; 6. Hector Garcia 24:28; 7. Peter Aguilar 25:06; 8. Virginia Bennett 25:18; 9. Angie Ybarra 26:35; 10. Frank Lopez 26:52; 11. Alex Ramirez 27:35; 12. JT Lopez 27:47; 13. Rico Maturino 27:48; 14. Gigi Kioma 27:50; 15. Karen Park 28:01; 16. Susie Klug 28:13; 17. Matthew Arnett 28:15; 18. Eduardo Martinez 29:41; 19. Ruby Garcia 31:24; 20. David Celedon 32:37; 21. Bryan Palamar 32:38; 22. Jonathon Ybarra 32:59; 23. Cynthia Salazar 36:10; 24. Jacqueline Rosales 38:03; 25. Catalina Arroyo 38:10; 26. Andrew Lujan 38:15; 27. Evette Jimenez 38:23; 29. Alexander 38:27; 30. Esteban Razo 38:38; 31. Alia Moya 44:03; 32. Destinee Gonzales 44:07; 33. Julio Gil 44:10; 34. Lorraine Ramirez 45:58; 35. Elizabeth Cornwell 47:08; 36. Belen Banuelos 47:09; 37. Danny Amaral 48:00; 41. Luz Garcia 48:10; 42. Ericka Vasquez 48:22; 43. Ruth Valdez 47:27; 44. Raquel Candelerio 49:28; 45. Karen Amaral 50:52; 46. Rosie Leon 51.37; 47. Ashley Leon 51:40; 48. Liz Funk, Scott Funk.

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