Rio not so 'Frio' for annual 5k run and walk


ALAMOSA – A 17-year-old cross country runner from Rampart High School in Colorado Springs edged out the three-time runner-up for top honors in the fourth annual Rio Frio 5k held Sunday in conjunction with the Ice Festival in Alamosa.

Aaron Dewey, pictured above to the right, has run in all four Rio Frio 5k races as part of a father-son weekend with his dad, Grant. The winner has shown steady improvement in the local event according to Rio Frio race director Jeff Owsley, finishing third, eighth and 14th overall the previous three years.

Sunday’s race was diverted from the usual route on the frozen Rio Grande, starting and finishing in Cole Park and proceeding north on the city’s levy system with about ¾ of the race on the lake at Blanca Vista park. Runners had to deal with extremely slick conditions at times where snow didn’t cover the ice, slowing overall times of the 121 participants.

Dewey, who finished in 20:13.7, edged out “always a bridesmaid, never the bride” Nicholas How of Alamosa, pictured above to the left, (20:26.5) who also finished second the past two years, last year to Adams State great Simon Gutierrez and the previous year to Enrique Salcedo, then of Kristi Mountain Sports.

Among the finishers in the Rio Frio 5k on Sunday were the smiling mother-daughter team of Paloma and Rhoni Mestas of Alamosa. More than 120 runners and walkers participated this year. Courier photo by Keith R. Cerny.

Rounding out the overall top five were Gabriel Miremda (21:34.7), Scott Graber (21:49.2), both of Alamosa, and John Naranjo (22:03.7) of Monte Vista. Angel Ramos of Alamosa was the first female finisher in 24:21.7, followed by Stephanie Riggenbach of Monte Vista (25:53.9).

Sunday’s race featured a couple of out-of-staters, California and Texas, and included several runners from Colorado Springs.

Owsley said one of the goals behind the Rio Frio is to draw runners from outside the area, noting that Deweys are a prime example. The uniqueness of running on a frozen river was spoiled this year by the unseasonably warm days leading up to the race.

Keeping with the “superheroes” theme of the Ice Fest weekend, 10-year-old Cadi Chavez did her best “Flash” impersonation for the 5k run as she is greeted at the finish by Hallie Owsley. She is the daughter of Dennis and Jessica Chavez of Alamosa. Courier photo by Keith R. Cerny.

Several parent/child teams again participated in the race including Angie and daughter Bailey Graber of San Luis Valley Brewing Company (fourth place Scott). The couple donated a pint of beer to all of-age race participants.

Prizes were awarded by gender and age groups, results of which were not available. Overall results were as follows:

Plc.

First Name

Last Name

Time

Gend.

Age

City

State

1

Aaron

Dewey

20:13.7

male

14-18

Colo Springs

CO

2

Nicholas

How

20:26.5

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

3

Gabriel

Miremda

21:34.7

male

0-13

Alamosa

CO

4

Scott

Graber

21:49.2

male

40-49

Alamosa

CO

5

John

Naranjo

22:03.7

male

40-49

Monte Vista

CO

6

Chuck

Smead

22:31.0

male

60-69

Mosca

CO

7

Victor

Ramirez

23:22.1

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

8

Randy

Robison

24:02.6

male

30-39

Hooper

CO

9

Angel

Ramos

24:21.7

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

10

Joshua

Lopez

24:37.6

male

14-18

Alamosa

CO

11

Martin

Villalva

24:44.6

male

40-49

Alamosa

CO

12

Michael

Mora

24:52.1

male

19-29

Monte Vista

CO

13

Mike

Henderson

24:58.0

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

14

Danny

Martinez

25:01.2

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

15

Eric

Wilson

25:12.9

male

30-39

Dickinson

TX

16

Dean

Jacquez

25:29.3

male

30-39

Monte Vista

CO

17

Jason

Surface

25:47.3

male

50-59

Fort Collins

CO

18

Kevin

Daniel

25:50.7

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

19

Stephanie

Riggenbach

25:53.9

female

40-49

Monte Vista

CO

20

Daniel

Acosta

26:09.6

male

30-39

21

Amber

Arellano

26:17.4

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

22

Harry

Reynolds

27:26.4

male

40-49

Alamosa

CO

23

Dave

Edwards

27:41.3

male

60-69

Monte Vista

CO

24

Devin

Miller

27:43.3

male

19-29

Crescent City

CA

25

Tara

Miller

27:54.8

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

26

Stoney

ManzanaresJr.

28:28.2

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

27

Loren

Wright

28:28.7

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

28

Edith

Lopez

28:50.1

female

40-49

Colo Springs

CO

29

George

Dingfelder

29:04.2

male

40-49

Manassa

CO

30

Moises

Andres

29:36.1

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

31

Tim

Carden

29:37.6

male

19-29

Monte Vista

CO

32

John

Adams

29:48.9

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

33

Dave

Gordan

29:53.0

male

60-69

Alamosa

CO

34

Damian

Lucero

30:27.3

male

60-69

Colo Springs

CO

35

Uriah

Valdez

30:35.6

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

36

Brittany

Johnson

30:47.1

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

37

Desiree

Peterson

30:48.1

female

30-39

Sanford

CO

38

Maximo

Andres

31:08.2

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

39

Cadi

Chavez

31:09.7

female

0-13

Alamosa

CO

40

Marvin

Hatton

32:09.5

male

60-69

Monte Vista

CO

41

Alex

Lopez

32:12.2

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

42

Carlos

Lopez

32:25.6

male

40-49

Alamosa

CO

43

David

Topolewski

32:35.6

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

44

Mr. Kelly

Garcia

32:41.2

male

50-59

La Jara

CO

45

Sarah

Cousins

32:46.9

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

46

Austin

Baumeister

32:47.2

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

47

Sean

Pattison

32:59.8

male

0-13

Colo Springs

CO

48

Kristina

Daniel

33:02.1

female

30-39

ALAMOSA

CO

49

Bryan

Sims

33:12.6

male

50-59

Alamosa

CO

50

Crestina

Lucero

33:13.4

female

40-49

Alamosa

CO

51

Robert

Samora

33:19.3

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

52

Shelli

Pattison

33:21.0

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

53

Emily

Ellis

33:21.6

female

19-29

Del Norte

CO

54

Marisa

Fricke

34:14.8

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

55

Bailey

Graber

36:07.9

female

0-13

Alamosa

CO

56

Angie

Graber

36:47.9

female

40-49

Alamosa

CO

57

John

Lamasney

36:48.3

male

40-49

Alamosa

CO

58

Stephen

Dennis

37:07.7

male

50-59

Alamosa

CO

59  

37:18.9

female

60

Alan

Gomez

37:22.8

male

0-13

ALAMOSA

CO

61

Amy

Moran

37:23.1

female

30-39

South Fork

CO

62

Bailey

Asbell

37:23.8

female

0-13

63

Sarah

Ramirez

37:32.9

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

64

Consuelo

Reyes

38:07.0

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

65

Shanae

Diaz

38:07.4

female

30-39

Monte Vista

CO

66

Emily

Hawley

38:21.6

female

0-13

Alamosa

CO

67

Jessica

Rodriguez

38:59.0

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

68

Alfred

Petross

38:59.4

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

69

Mike

Atencio

39:24.0

male

50-59

70

Amanda

Wade

39:28.7

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

71

Jason

Mestas

39:59.6

male

30-39

Alamosa

CO

72

Rohni

Mestas

40:11.8

male

0-13

Alamosa

CO

73

Paloma

Mestas

40:44.6

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

74

Brakelle

Westphal

40:44.9

female

0-13

Springfield

CO

75

Jen

Swanson

41:20.6

female

40-49

Springfield

CO

76

Emily

Sharpe

41:20.8

female

19-29

Walsh

CO

77

Helen

Vaccaro

41:45.8

female

30-39

South Fork

CO

78

Michelle

Bannerman

41:55.6

female

40-49

Monte Vista

CO

79

Maurice

Hibu

42:03.3

male

50-59

Monte Vista

CO

80

Ella

Swanson

42:03.7

female

0-13

Springfield

CO

81

Julia

Bryant

42:05.2

female

50-59

Alamosa

CO

82

Sasha

Vigil

42:08.1

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

83

Whittney

Westphal

42:08.4

female

19-29

Springfield

CO

84

Robyn

Westphal

42:23.2

female

30-39

Springfield

CO

85

Erika

Ibarra-Garibay

42:31.2

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

86

Alex

Mullins

44:44.0

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

87

Angelica

Leak

44:46.2

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

88

Daryl

Kainek

45:02.9

male

40-49

Alamosa

CO

89

Amy

Scavezze

45:03.0

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

90

Sharon

Chacon

45:16.3

female

60-69

Alamosa

CO

91

Linda

McCormick

45:27.1

female

60-69

Monte Vista

CO

92

Dale

Culver

45:28.2

male

40-49

Center

CO

           93  

   Jonathon

Brooks

45:34.2

male

0-13

Alamosa

CO

94

Cynthia

Surface

45:37.2

female

40-49

Saguache

CO

95

Debra

SowardsCerny

45:43.8

female

50-59

Alamosa

CO

96

Cynthia

Choice

46:18.1

female

50-59

Alamosa

CO

97

Jill

Gallagher

46:19.8

female

50-59

Alamosa

CO

98

Isaiah

Carpio

46:21.0

male

0-13

Alamosa

CO

99

Eric

Carpio

46:25.2

male

40-49

Alamosa

CO

100

Laura

Archuleta

46:26.0

female

50-59

Saguache

CO

101

Heather

Brooks

46:26.4

female

40-49

Alamosa

CO

102

Azarel

Madrigal

46:31.3

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

103

Justin

Chase

46:32.2

male

19-29

Alamosa

CO

104

Kari

Allen

46:32.4

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

105

Christopher

Brooks

46:40.0

male

0-13

Alamosa

CO

106

Diana

Garza

46:40.3

female

30-39

Monte Vista

CO

107

Ty

Colman

46:57.1

male

50-59

Alamosa

CO

108

Harley

Miller

48:00.5

male

50-59

Alamosa

CO

109

jerica

robison

48:30.4

female

0-13

Hooper

CO

110

Kilie

Latendesse

49:34.9

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

111

Kate

Matteru

52:31.8

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

112

Lorri

Ludeke

52:33.0

female

60-69

Alamosa

CO

113

Susan

Artaechevarra

53:02.4

female

40-49

Center

CO

114

Alison

Artaechevarra

53:09.5

female

40-49

Center

CO

115

Joelle

Boos -Medina

53:09.8

female

40-49

Alamosa

CO

116

Morgan

Garcia

53:49.1

female

19-29

Alamosa

CO

117

Sylvia

Garcia

53:54.1

female

50-59

La Jara

CO

118

Kayla

Medina

53:54.6

female

0-13

Alamosa

CO

119

Zavier

Medina

54:00.7

male

0-13

Alamosa

CO

120

Julie

Reyes

54:00.9

female

30-39

Alamosa

CO

121

Sherrie

Langford

54:46.3

50-59

Manassa

CO


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