Runners race to a 10K finish
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Winners of the Newspapers Rock 10K race on October 8 are Collin Hatch (c), Stephen Hiatt (r) and Kelland Brewer (l).  Read more on page 3 and at the San Juan Record website at		 Staff photo
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More than 80 runners participated in the Newspapers Rock 10K race on October 8 in Indian Creek Canyon. Collin Hatch, a junior at Monticello High School, nipped Stephen Hiatt of Blanding at the finish line to claim the top spot in the fifth annual race.

While Hatch narrowly outran Hiatt, he finished just one second off the course record. Hatch finished in 35:05, just one second behind the course record time of 35:04, set by Taylor Francom in 2008.

The Monticello High School cross country team used the race as a warm up for the Region 19 meet, which will be held on Wednesday at Loyds Lake in Monticello.

The Buckaroo squad dominated this race, as they have many races throughout the season.

Five of the top seven runners are on the MHS cross country team, including Hatch, Kelland Brewer (3rd), Jens Brewer (4th), Easton Nielson (5th), and Dallin Anderson (7th).

The defending Newspapers Rock 10K winner, Ryan Heck of Blanding, finished sixth.

Top female finisher is Alexa Smith, who finished the 6.2 mile course in 45:11. Britta McFarland is second and Gina Denton is third.

While it was cool for spectators, the weather was perfect for runners, who begin at Newspaper Rock and finish near the Dugout Ranch at the mouth of Indian Creek Canyon.

Age group winners include Alexa Smith, Britta McFarland, Tamra Willis, Lillian Bayles, Collin Hatch, Travis Black, Stephen Hiatt and Robert Hatch.

The youngest racer is Matthew Lewis and the oldest racer is William Phillips.

The Newspapers Rock 10K is sponsored by the San Juan Record. It takes place each year on the second Saturday of October.

Female 1-29

1st Alexa Smth 45:11
2nd Natalie Smith 51:25
3rd Rebecca Kirby 55:23

Female 30-39
1st Britta McFarland 45:24
2nd Gina Denten 48:14
3rd Dawn Anderson 49:00

Female 40-49
1st Tamra Willis 52:06
2nd Michelle Adams 52.27
3rd Tammee Sallmon 53:04

Female 50-99
1st Lillian Bayles 56:46
2nd Elsie Dee 58:50
3rd Connie Huff 1:04:38

Male 1-29
1st Collin Hatch 35:05
2nd Kelland Brewer 36:01
3rd Jens Brewer 36:02

Male 30-39
1st Travis Black 42:28
2nd James Lewis 43:50
3rd Kurtis Pugh 45:12

Male 40-49
1st Stephen Hiatt 35:10
2nd Ryan Heck 36:25
3rd Ricky Arthur 38:10

Male 50-59
1st Robert Hatch 42:46
2nd Mark Enders 42:50
3rd Robert Sanders 45:41

Race results by categories
Overall race resutls

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