Racers enjoy Newspaper Rock 10K
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2016 Newspaper Rock 10k
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Nearly 60 runners enjoyed nearly perfect conditions at the Newspaper Rock 10K race on October 8 in spectacular Indian Creek canyon.

Overall winner of the 10K race, which begins at Newspaper Rock and finishes at the Dugout Ranch, is Garrett Chamberlain.

Chamberlain covered the 6.2 mile course in 38.33. Chamberlain improved his time in the 2015 race by nearly a full 30 minutes.

The course record is 34:38, set in 2014 by Tyler Bird.

Finishing second is Roger Stash in 39:10, followed by Kevin Valentine in 43:39.

The remainder of the top ten includes Zac Musselman (43:57), Lucas Hatch (43:59), Britton Brewer (44:04), Hyrum Johnson (44:07), Jeff Hunt (45:23) Justus Robison (45:32) and Kendall Harris (46:44).

Harris is the top female finisher.  She is followed by Beth Millward in 47:12 and Kasey Harris in 47:42.

The course record for women is 36:38, set by Macee Nielson in 2010.

Winners in the mens group up to age 18 are Zac Musselman (43:57), Lucas Hatch (43:59), and Brittain Brewer (44:04).

Winners in the mens group between 19 and 39 are Roger Stash (39:10) Kevin Christensen (49:46), and Bert Manheimer (67:32).

Winners in the mens group age 40 and up are Jeff Hunt (45:23), Robert Hatch (47:06) and Patrick Garcia (56:43).

Winners in the womens group up to age 18 are Phoebe Johnson (58:40), Shania Begay (58:58), and Kennedy Brewer (61:01).

Winners in the womens group between age 19 and 39 are Roxy Long (49:31), Mariah Harris (49:45), and Heather Ipson (53:29).

Winners in the womens group age 40 and up are Laurie Randall (54:11), Michelle Collins (54:21), and Desiree Esplin (56:35).

Jacob Johnson is the youngest racer; Margaret Garcia the most seasoned.

The Canyon Country Discovery Center hosts the annual event, which is sponsored by the San Juan Record, Blue Mountain Hospital, Utah Navajo Health Systems, Main Street Drug, Schafer’s Auto, Blue Mountain Foods, and Maverik.

Organizations who offer support include lots of volunteers, the Utah Department of Transportation, San Juan County Fair, Utah Highway Patrol, Dugout Ranch, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, San Juan Couny EMS and the Monticello High School Cross Country team.


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