Peterson overall 5K winner in Carson trail run
Karina Peterson, 14, of Minden ran to first-place overall in the Centennial Slug It out 5K trail run on Jan. 11 in Carson City.
Peterson clocked a time of 23:09 — 7:36 per mile average — over the mountainous 5K layout at Centennial Park to outdistance a field of 55 entries.
The Centennial Slug It Out was the third leg of the Ascent Runs Winter Trail Series. Peterson has been the overall winner in each of the past two 5K events.
Brady Heuser, 15, of Dayton placed second in 25:06 and Catron Kiefer was third in 25:39.
Kate Blake of Minden ran 28:45 to finish as the 11th overall finisher and first in the women’s 20-29 age group. Tom Tittle of Gardnerville ran 33:51 to finish 19th overall and first in the men’s 60-69 division.
Minden’s Kiley Peterson and Pam Flowers placed second and third respectively in the women’s 50-59 age group with times of 34:50 and 35:37.
In the 7-mile race, Reno’s Christopher Kurnik, 23, was the overall winner in 59:40. Brad Bosse placed second in 1:00:04.
Colleen Powers of Genoa was the first woman to finish and fifth overall as she ran 1:05:09, 6 seconds faster than Annie Hofstetter of Reno.
Dave Norvell ran 1:05:32 to place seventh overall and first among the men’s 50-59 age group.
Andi Pape of Genoa clocked in at 1:07:54 to finish 12th overall and first in the women’s 30-39 age group. She was the third overall female finisher. Sandra Wendel of Gardnerville, who competed at Ironman Hawaii in October, ran 1:15:40 to finish 20th overall and first in the women’s 60-69 category.
The Ascent Winter Trail Series continues on Feb. 8 when the Love Can Be Cold 5-10K runs are held starting at 9 a.m. from Carson River Park in Carson City.