Banducci, Tedore set pace in trail run |

Banducci, Tedore set pace in trail run

Staff Reports
Reno's Chris Payne (in green) runs up the frozen dirt at the start of the Love Can Be Cold trail run Saturday in Carson City.
Brad Coman |

JoAnne Banducci and Ben Tedore of Reno emerged as the overall winners Saturday during the Love Can Be Cold trail run Saturday in Carson City.

Tedore, 37, was the overall 10K winner with a time of 1:04:38 over a challenging Prison Hill layout. Tedore was the runner-up in 2015 at the Silver State 50K in Reno.

John Munyan, 16, of Gardnerville and a Douglas High School junior, finished second in 1:07:53. Ross McMahan, 46, of Incline Village ran 1:09:03 to edge out Brett Long, 37, of Carson City for third-place.

Three Minden runners cracked the top 10 overall: Lawrence Bugenig with a fifth-place time of 1:18:04, Daryl Van Kampen with an eighth-place time of 1:19:52 and Joselio Ramirez in 10th with a 1:20:44.

Sarah McMahan, 43, of Incline Village finished 11th overall and as the first woman in 1:20:51. South Lake Tahoe’s Amber Weibel was the second woman in 1:23:40.

Norah Gastelum was the third woman to finish and first in the 40-49 age group with a 1:36:32 clocking. Kristin Steinkraus, 33, was the fourth woman in 1:37:16. Tammy Degiovanni was first in the women’s 50-59 age group in 1:49:17.

D. Craig Young finished 16th overall and first in the men’s 50-59 age group in 1:25:33.

The 10K event had 47 finishers.

The 5K event had 74 finishers, led by the 38:34 effort f Banducci, 52, an elite triathlete who serves as coach of the Reno High School triathlon team. Kiefer Catron, 17, of Carson City finished second overall in 39:22.

Alex Chapton, 17, of Gardnerville placed fifth overall in 41:27. Savannah Chapton, 14, also placed 10th overall and second among the women in 43:56.

Gardnerville’s John Koster, 57, was eighth overall and first in the men’s 50-59 age group in 42:05.

The oldest entry in the race, 69-year-old Bruce Beamer, finished 13th overall and second in the men’s 60-69 age group with a 46:31 effort. Reno’s William Land ran 46:28 to take first-place in the 60-69 division.

Ashley Koontz finished first in the women’s 20-29 age group with a 50:18 clocking and Meghan Dorris took first among the 30-39 women in 51:45.

The event was the fourth leg of the Winter Trail Series presented by Ascent Sports. The series will conclude on March 12 when the C Hill, Run Hill, Ice is held in Carson City.