Locals enjoy getting outdoors, active at 20th annual Paiute Meadows trail events
Neil Growdon races to the finish line in the two-mile run and walk event that was held as part of the 20th annual Paiute Meadows trail events Saturday, May 18. Growdon won first place in the event and was awarded as the overall male winner. Photos by Maddie Musante
May 29 — Runners, walkers and bikers of all ages came out to enjoy spring and get active by participating in the 20th annual Paiute Meadows trail events hosted by Lassen Land and Trails Trust Saturday, May 18.
Participants competed in a one-mile kid’s walk, one-mile senior’s walk, two-mile run and walk, two-mile run, 4.7-mile run, seven-mile bike ride and 14-mile bike ride.
Each of the courses offered varied terrain for participants, most passing along a creek, through a beautiful meadow and ponderosa pine forest. Awards were given out for overall and age groups, as well as randomly drawn raffle prizes for participants. Lunch was available for spectators and participants.
Kids’ one-mile run results
Rhys Cooper came in first place in the one-mile kids’ run with a time of six minutes and 31 seconds. Kieran Dollar came in second with a time of 6:45 and Jesse Sandoval was third with a time of 6:48. Cooper was the overall male winner and Dollar was the overall female winner. In the 1 to 6 age group, Hayes Price, Colby Johnson, Andrew Tim, Autumn Robbins, Jordan Heffner and Addison Dollar won awards. In the 7 through 9 age group, Cooper, Sandoval, Michael Cizin, Kieran Dollar, Ella Maioli and Chalise Robbins were awarded. Aaron Nickey, Shannon Farrell, Charity Richards and Kenna Duncan won awards in the 10 to 12 age division.
Senior one-mile walk results
Barbra Ahrends took first place in the senior one-mile walk with a time of 15:58, Sawyer Ahrens was second with a time of 22:04, Marion Snider was third with a time of 23:24 and Jan Salsbery was fourth with a time of a 25:50. Barbara Ahrends was given the top female award in the event. Snider was given the award for most years participating.
Two-mile run and walk results
Neil Growdon took first place in the two-mile run and walk event, finishing in 13 minutes and six seconds. Ariana Miranda was second with a time of 13:09 and Lawrence Martinez was third with a time of 13:10. Growdon won the award for overall male and Miranda won the award for overall female. Growden, Miranda, Aidan Motheral and Mary Cizin were given awards in the 1 to 19 age group. In the 20-29 age group, Heidi Martinez and Bobbie Kirkpatrick were awarded. Camille Buehler and Pamela Beaujon won awards in the 30-39 age group. In the 40-49 age group, Janet Porter and Kris Szovati received awards. Patty Forero was awarded in the 50-59 age group. Gerald Douglass won an award in the 70 and up age group.
Two-mile walk results
Gabor Szovati won first place in the two-mile walk, finishing in 25 minutes and 42 seconds. Claire Chapple came in second place with a time of 27:05 and Franc Giustino got third with a time of 28:27. The top three male finishers were Szovati, Giustino and Nathan Mortell. Chapple, Codi Mortell and Mimi Rena were the top three female finishers.
4.7-mile run results
Adam Carrillo was the winner of the 4.7-mile run with a time of 28:12. Travis Szostak took second place, finishing with a time of 30:01 and Michael Rivas got third place with a time of 31:52.
Awards in the 1 to 19 age group went to Joseph Dandois, Jesus Torres, Amarisa Miranda and Kennedy Mitchell. Carrillo, Edwin Blaha, Stephanie Johnson and Tiffany Russell won awards in the 20-29 age division. In the 30-39 age group, awards went to Szostak, Jason Farina, Prairie Burt and Heidi Mena. Sean Buehler, James Daniels, Lisa Balestrini and Andrea DeSilva were awarded in the 40-49 age group. Mike Rivas, Ray Bailey and Christi Whitcome won awards in the 50-59 age group. In the 60-69 age group, Harry Hicks and Ed Gann won awards, while Martin Balding was awarded in the 70 and up age group.
Seven-mile bike ride results
Paul Davainis took first place in the seven-mile bike ride with a time of 37:51, while Dean Growdon came in second with a time of 39:41. Davainis was awarded as the overall male winner.
14-mile bike ride results
In the 14-mile bike ride, Frank Winters took first place, finishing with a time of 59:54. Chad Harper got second place with a time of 1:00:13 and Sean Buehler came in third with a time of 1.03.38. Winters was the overall male winner. Shayla Ashmore was the overall female winner.