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Posted on Mon, Apr. 29, 2002
Herald Staff Report


Gavilan Middle School wins large school participation award

Jim Scattini of Salinas was the leading Monterey County finisher in the marathon and seventh overall.

Scattini, 38, finished in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 41 seconds - a 6:07 per mile pace - leading a Salinas sweep in the top three places among locals.  Dave Cech, 34, was second in 2:50:50, with Rosalio Campos, 42, third in 2:59:06.

The women’s race saw two locals crack the top 10, as Monterey’s Jackie Chen took third place, earning a check for $500 with a time of 3:03:12, and Kristin Armstrong of Pacific Grove sixth, in 3:14:36.

- Kid stuff: Gavilan Middle School of Salinas again won the Monterey County Schools Competition for having the most participants in the 5K Race. Top schools earned $1,000 for first place, $750 for second and $500 for third.  Gavilan View had 331 participants (students, teachers, family, alumni) to win the large school division. Oak Avenue School of Greenfield was second in the division at 182, with Greenfield Elementary third at 120.  All Saints Episcopal Day School of Carmel won the small schools division with 132 participants, with Captain Cooper School of Carmel with 68 participants and Washington Union of Salinas third with 50.  Based on participation based on percentage of school enrollment, Carmel River School won the large-school division, with Foothill Elementary of Monterey second and Ord Terrace of Seaside third.  Pacific Valley School of Big Sur won the small-schools division, based on percentage, with Chartwell School of Seaside second and International School of Monterey third.

- Return of the Grizzly: Larry England was back, but without his crutches for his 17th straight Big Sur marathon.

England, 46, of Morgan Hill, finished in 4:02, better than the 7 hours, 45 minutes it took last year on crutches.

“I was just focused on beating last year’s time,” joked England, one of the Grizzled Veterans of the Big Sur event - an elite group who have run the race every year since the inaugural marathon in 1986.  England, who got his cast off a couple of weeks after last year’s marathon, got to start with everyone else at 7 a.m. Sunday. Last year he started at 3:30 a.m. so he could reach Carmel among other finishers, limping on a broken right fibula.

“It was fun to run,” said England, who has done a couple of 50K events this year. “I had a few people ask me, ‘Weren’t you that guy with crutches last year?’”

- Over 70: Among the many locals crossing the finish line, three Monterey County residents were over the age of 70.

At an impressive 4:32:35, Carmel Highlands Bill Konrad, 71, finished 1,146.  Carmel’s Paul Bender, 75, crossed at 4:43:22 and the youngest of the group, John Eehn of Seaside, 70, finished at 5:14:33.


How it all started...

2000 Wild Wild West Trail Marathon
2001 Wild Wild West Trail Marathon
2002 Big Sur International Marathon
2002 Wild Wild West Trail Marathon
2002 Bishop 50-mile Ultra-Marathon

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