ALAMOSA — Bright and early on Wednesday morning approximately 70 runners/walkers were in attendance at Cole Park for the Mean Moose 4th of July 5k Run/Walk. It was a beautiful morning and what better way to start Independence Day than with a little exercise in the name of a good cause, to support the Mean Moose Cross Country Team.
The course went north toward the golf course continuing towards Splashland and than taking a right down the bike path heading back to Cole Park. As the horn sounded, at the starting line of the corner of first and state, to send the 70 competitors on their way the early leader was a surprise, as 13 year old Sarah De La Cerda lead the first mile all by herself. Sarah was soon swallowed up by the pack of Alamosa Mean Moose XC runners which included eventual overall winner Elijah De La Cerda. Sarah stayed close with the pack of Mean Moose runners and was able to capture the prize of first female overall.
As the runners and walkers of all ages crossed the finished line it was a successful 5k and a refreshing way to start the days festivities. As competitors the Mean Moose XC team was on hand to thank all of their fellow participants as well as the sponsors who made the 5k event successful.
Overall Male: Elijah De La Cerda 21:12 Overall Female: Sarah De La Cerda 21:28
Age group winners:
Female 10 and Under: Araceli Molina
Female 11-13: Annahi Molina
Female 14-18: Alliyah Molina
Female 19-29: Christi Sedequist
Female 30-39: Chasity Winchester
Female 40-49: Elizabeth Lavier
Female 50-59: Linda Reylea
Female 60-69: Nancy Gardner
Female 70 & over: Gayl Woodke
Male 10 and Under: Anthony Meader
Male 11-13: Jeremiah De La Cerda
Male 14-18: Josh Medina
Male 19-29: Isaiah De La Cerda
Male 30-39: Victor Ramirez
Male 40-49: Martin Villalva
Male 50-59: John Murr
Male 60-69: Jim Relyea
Male 70 & over: Jim Woodke