A full slate in memory of Sgt. Glen Martinez

From left are Carol Martinez, Angelo Rodriguez, Grace Beckner and Ron Martinez as they were introduced at the Senior Night Awards on May 21st, 2019.

MONTE VISTA — Two outstanding Monte Vista High School seniors, Angelo Rodriguez and Grace Beckner who excelled in academics, athletics, and community service, were awarded the Glen E. Martinez Memorial Scholarship of $1000 each on May 21st, which will assist these seniors to begin their journey to pursue a higher education.

This scholarship program began in 2009 to commemorate Martinez,  a Sergeant. in the United States Marine Corps.  Glen Martinez was a Monte Vista High School graduate, the son of Ron and Carol Martinez who set up the scholarship in Glen’s memory. An annual  5K Walk/Run and Veterans Golf Tournament helps to provide funds for the scholarships.

Participants got a beautiful day for the Glen Martinez Memorial Scholarship  Golf Tournament with 9 teams competing at the Monte Vista Golf Course.

The team of  Adelmo  Martinez, Ingrid Watson, Tino Martinez & Mark Haas were  the  victorious  winners  with a team score of 62 to beat out  the  second place  team  of Jake, Jill, Colten,  Kaden & Connor Mellott  with a score of 65.  The  third place team was Tom, Marshall, Kaleb & Lucus Mathias with a score of 68.

The Martinez family was thankful all the hole Sponsors:  Dr. David Hinkley, Annavee  & family, Dr. Brian Roberts & Mary Kay,   Ron and Sarah Stoeber, Brad Jamie and Ron Swartz , Rio Grande Savings and Loan, SLV Federal Bank,  Sunflower Bank, American Legion Jas G. Hamilton Post # 53 and Sparkle Cleaners .

The Martinez family also thanks all the participants who came out to enjoy a day of golfing and the volunteers who make this event run so beautifully in order to honor and remember Glen for the betterment of the community.

On a beautiful day on the 25th of May the Monte Vista Golf Course welcomed 47 men & women to participate in the 10th Annual Glen Martinez 5K Run/Walk. 

The annual event is held to  honor and remember U.S. Marine Sgt. Glen Martinez, age 31 who was killed in action along with three other Marines when the Humvee they were riding in hit a roadside bomb in Iraq on May 2, 2008. Among the runners  were two active duty Marines back from Japan, one of which, a cousin to Glen Martinez. The pair had traveled  from Twentynine Palms, Calif. the night before the race and reached Monte Vista at 4:30 a.m. just in time to catch a few winks before competing that day.

Not only did they compete but they placed  2nd & 3rd in their age division (15-20). The  1st place Men 5K Runner Line Benton  also performed well, recording one of the fastest time to date at 18:41:45. Following are the results from the Glen Martinez 5K Memorial Run/Walk.

Men Run

Overall    

1.  Line Benton -  18:41:45

2.  John Naranjo -  21:04:08

3.  Terry Dalen - 21:56:46

                 

Ages 10 – 14

1. Memphis  Garcia -  22:55:60                                                              

2. John Jake Naranjo -  33:49:57     

                         

Ages 15 – 20

1. Ethan Reschke -  27:18:08                                                                                                                     

2. Vicente Jaramillo  -  28:59:32

3. Gustavo Arellano -  28:59:77

Ages 21 – 30

1. Lucas Martinez -  26:49:.61

2. Grant Medina   -  37:42.19

Ages 31 – 40

1. Line Benton -  18:41.45

2. Randy Robison -  26:03.36

Ages 41 – 50

1. John Naranjo -   21:04.08

2. Jeremy Murphy -  23:31.64                                                                                                        

3. Jared Anderson      29:14:81

Ages 51 – 60

1. Terry Dalen -  21:56.46                                                                                               

2. Floyd Herrera - 25:36:79                                                                                                               

3. Dave Reschke  - 32:29:21

          

Ages 61 +    

1. Phil Samora - 28:41.28

2. Bill Fassett - 40:16:75

3. Kevin Joseph - 47:37:28   

Men Walk

Overall 

1. Cameron Manzanares  31:42:88

2. Jose Fernandez   38:28:82

3. Nevada Siemering  48:19:02

            

Ages 15 – 20

1. Cameron Manzanares  31:42:88

2. Dylan Shawcroft      48:30:81

3. Clay Kimberling      53:52:17

                

Ages 21 – 30

1. Nevada Siemering  48:19:02

2. Colton Shawcroft    48:54:25

3. Adam Garcia      56:58:12

                

Ages 41 – 50

1. Lucas Riggenbach      48:50:25

2. Andy Farish         53:53:11

Ages 51 – 60

1. Brian Stevenson   49:27:87

2. Jamie Manzanares  50:58:76

               

Ages 61 +    

1. Jose Fernandez  38:28:82      

Women Run

Overall                 

1. Stephanie Riggenbach - 23:09.10

2. Christina Thompson - 24:14:29

3. Dez  Peterson - 25:22:16

Ages 10 – 14

1. Samantha York - 47:46:42

Ages 15 – 20

1. Kendra Sears - 27:18:76

2. Haylie Anderson - 34:23:68

3. Kelsey Kimberling - 35:42:57

Ages 21 – 30

1. Emily Chick - 31:58:91

2. Kylie Wilkinson - 32:15:75

3. Jamie Briggs - 32:43:50

Ages 31 – 40

1. Christina Thompson - 24:14:29

2. Stacey York - 48:17:76      

Ages 41 – 50

1. Stephanie Riggenbach - 23:09.10

2. Dez Peterson - 25:22:16

3. Amy  Garcia - 35:07.97

Ages 51 – 60

1. Annette Joseph - 36:45.96

Women Walk

Overall

1. Mackenzie Manzanares - 48:51:55

2. Lexie  Wingert - 49:05:52

3. Deanna Manzanares - 49:10:86

         

Ages 15 – 20

1. Mackenzie Manzanares - 48:51:55

2. Kaylie  Self - 56:19:00

Ages 21 – 30

1. Lexie  Wingert - 49:05:52

2. Liz  Garcia - 56:57:16

Ages 41 – 50

1. Deanna Manzanares - 49:10:86

2. Jen Kimberling - 53:51:10

3. Pam  Self - 56:17:98

 

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