Deseret Morning News Junior 10k


In conjuction with the Deseret Morning News 10k

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 - Salt Lake City, UT

a DyeStat featured event

 

2006 Results

2005 Results

Race Website

Video

 

2007 Race Information
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Race Description:The Energy Solutions Junior 10K race run in conjunction with the Deseret Morning News 10K is run on Tuesday, July 24 - Utah’s biggest day of the year – Pioneer Day. Pioneer Day commemorates when the Mormon Pioneers first came into the valley with the races and a huge parade. The 10k has been run since 1983 and the marathon, that is run on the same day, has been run on Pioneer Day since 1970.  The course is run in front of 200,000 people along the parade route.

Last year the race directors provided uniform tops for the "Utah", World, and USA teams. This year the race directors will be doing state teams with Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and possibly other state teams represented if other state teams get involved as well as high school teams and individuals.

The elite junior entrants will be given elite status in the front of the race at the start.

2006 Race Coverage

FULL RESULTS - VIDEO OF THE RACE

2006 Race Recap: by Marc Davis

After an evening of stormy showers, some of the top high school harriers from around the Mountain and Pacific Northwest Regions gathered on an early holiday morning in Salt Lake City to do battle over 10,000 meters on the roads. The race started prompty at 6am, with temperatures still hovering around 80+ degrees (it had been over 100+ degrees the last several days for a high). With the sun just barely coming up over the Wasatch Mountain range, the Energy Solutioins Junior 10k Road Championships got under way.

In the men's field, recent 2-mile Nike Outdoor Champion runner-up Matt Tebo went out with the leaders; which had a few open elite athletes competing, including recent NCAA Steeplechase Champion Josh McAdams (BYU). With an elevation drop of 700 feet – 4900 feet to 4200 feet - mile splits were reaching down in the low 4:30's. Only Tebo and Adam McDonald could keep up with the torrid downhill pace, as Dan Geib and Ben Sitler laid off the pack about 50 meters. Once the course leveled off around the 4 to 5 mile markers, even Tebo could not keep up with the finishing stride of overall winner Miles Batty (29:47). Second place went to Patrick Smyth (29:54), while Tebo finished first for high schoolers (30:09), with Adam McDonald in fourth (30:39) and Dan Geib at 5th (31:08). "Yeah, most of us have already shut it down for the season. I took some time off, and will now just get ready for the upcoming cross country season", said Tebo. The New Mexico star is expected to be one of the leading contenders for the 2006 edition of the Foot Locker National Championships.

In the men's team competition, Team USA (Matt Tebo, Dan Geib, Ben Sitler, and Richard Medina) ran away with the crown; scoring just 8 points (top 3 score). They were followed by Team Utah (Adam McDonald, Connor Kamm, and Kyle McKenna) with 13 points. And Team Idaho (Bennett Grimes, Chio Lopez, Geoff Williams, and Ben Larsen) finished up third overall with 27 points.

The women's race saw Kim Quinn (Bingham High School - UT) a clear victor in a time of 36:28; almost a minute up on second place finisher Kacee Hildebrnadt (37:20) (unattached). Erin Fuller from Team Utah was almost another minute back in 38:11, while Lauren Spence (39:38) (unattached) and Samantha McMillan (39:41) (Team Utah) rounded out the top 5 places. "This was a real fun race. I will do another road race in a few weeks, and then get ready for the fall", said Quinn.

The team competition in the womens field had Team Utah (Erin Fuller, Samantha McMillan, and Krystal Harper) running away with the title at 15 points. While Team Idaho (Anne Lovelace, Stephanie Johnson, Erica Wendt, and Sarah Olesen) finished in 2nd place, and Team Wyoming (Ashlen Nimmo, Wendy O'Lexey, Jenna Allais, and Annie Zancanella) in 3rd with 25 points.

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AJ Acosta leads out the top Junior Boys at the 2005 event.

Course description: Very fast, downhill point-to-point course with only the last mile flat. (Start is at 4900 feet with the finish at 4200 feet.) There are three aid stations over the course. This is an opportunity to run a very fast 10k.

The race starts at Research Park at the University of Utah and finishes at Liberty Park. Parking is abundant at Research Park and there will be shuttles taking athletes back to their car from the finish. 

Race Description:The Energy Solutions Junior 10K race run in conjunction with the Deseret Morning News 10K is run on Monday, July 24 - Utah’s biggest day of the year – Pioneer Day. Pioneer Day commemorates when the Mormon Pioneers first came into the valley with the races and a huge parade. The 10k has been run since 1983 and the marathon, that is run on the same day, has been run on Pioneer Day since 1970.  The course is run in front of 200,000 people along the parade route.

Last year the race directors provided uniform tops for the "Utah", World, and USA teams. This year the race directors will be doing state teams with Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and possibly other state teams represented as well as high school teams and individuals.

The elite junior entrants will be given elite status in the front of the race at the start.

Top Boys field in the 2005 Junior 10k

Time of Race: 6 am

Typical Race Temperatures: High 60’s to the low 70’s to rise a few degrees by the end of the race.

Awards: Beautiful trophies will be presented to the top three high school team in each gender. Medals will presented to the top 10 boys and top 10 girls. The awards ceremony will be at the finish area at Liberty Park immediately following the race. 

Entry Fees: Entry is $27 per athlete and $22 per athlete registered with a team. For each team entered, the race director will waive the entry fee for the coach if he wants to run and his team will get be able to register for $22.00 instead of $27.00. It is necessary for a team to send in their money and entries together and register with Sam Wood (samwood82@hotmail.com) or call him at 801-580-8326 rather than register through the website.

For More information, go to http://www.desnews.com/run or email the race directors, Bob Wood at bwood@desnews.com or call 801-333-7473 or Sam Wood at samwood82@hotmail.com or call 801-580-8326


START LISTS

The field for the 2006 Energy Solutions Junior 10k will include the following runners (early committments):

  • Idaho All-Star Team:

    Boys:
    Geoff Williams -- Boise HS, top 10 perfrormer in 5A 3200.
    Ben Larsen -- Hillcrest HS, 4:25 1600 (4th), 9:37 3200 (2nd) in 4A competition.
    Bennett Grimes -- Century HS, 4:23 1600 (2nd), 9:40 3200 (3rd) in 4A competition.
    Chio Lopez -- Century HS, 4:24 1600 (3rd), 9:33 3200, State Champ & State Record in 4A.

    Girls:
    Anne Lovelace -- Boise HS, 5:11 1600 5A competition (5:11).
    Erica Wendt -- Skyline HS, 4th place 800 and 3200 5A competition (2:19, 11:39).
    Stephanie Johnson -- Burley HS, 2nd place 800, 4th place 1600 & 3200 4A competition.
    Karleigh Gempler -- Borah HS, 2nd place 1600 and 3200 5A competition (5:09, 11:22).

  • Utah All-Star Team:

    Boys:
    Adam McDonald -- Mountain View HS - Utah State XC Champ, 5A State Champ in 800, 1600, 3200 & Medley Relay.
    Derek Zabriskie -- Mountain View HS, 3rd at State Cross Country meet, 3rd in 5A 3200.
    Connor Kamm -- Skyline HS, 3rd in 5A 1600, 4th in 5A 3200 at State track meet.
    Kyle McKenna -- Viewmont HS, 5th at State Cross Country meet, 6th in 5A 3200.

    Girls:
    Erin Fuller - Jordan, Utah - Personal Best at altitude of 10:55 (3200).
    Samantha McMillan -- Judge HS, 3A State Champion in 800, 1600 & 3200, has run 2:15 for 800 and 4:58 for 1600.
    Kate Harline -- Orem HS, 4A State Champion in 1600.
    Krystal Harper -- Orem, Utah, 4A State Champion in 3200.

Other Top Runners scheduled to compete individually for their respective high schools:

  • Matt Tebo -- El Dorado HS NM, Class of 07 - 2nd in NON 2-mile (8:47.29) and 2nd in Arcadia 3200 (8:52.33), in addition to being the #3 returnee from last year's Foot Locker National Finals (16th).

  • Ben Sitler -- St. Francis (Los Gatos) CA, Class of 06 - 3rd at Arcadia 3200 (8:53.47), 1st Golden West 3200 (9:07.44), 3rd CA State Meet 3200 (9:02.56), 7th 2005 Foot Locker Nationals.

  • Richard Medina -- Grand Junction CO, Class of 07 - 4th at Golden West 3200 (9:15.79), 9:13 3200 (best at altitude), CO State Champ.

  • Dan Geib -- Galena HS, Reno NV - 3rd place Golden West 3200 (9:13).

  • Candace Eddy -- Davis, Utah - 1st place Utah State Championships 1600 & 3200. Personal bests at altitude of 4:58 (1600) & 10:52 (3200).

  • Kim Quinn -- Bingham, Utah - Personal Bests at altitude of 5:03 (1600) & 10:53 (3200).

  • Natalie Haws -- Davis HS, Utah - 6th in State Cross Country meet, 5th in 5A 3200 & 1600.

  • Kacee Hildebrandt -- Lone Peak HS, Utah - 6th in 5A 3200.

  • Lauren Spence -- East HS, Utah - 5th in 4A 1600.

  • Trisha Wright -- Woods Cross HS, Utah - 6th in 4A 1600.

  • Sarah Edwards -- Woods Cross HS, Utah - State Champion in 4A 800.

  • Jared Ward -- Davis High, Utah - 2nd in 5A 3200 and 1600; 2nd in Great Southwest 3200.

  • Taylor Hansen -- Woods Cross HS, Utah - 7th in 4A State Cross Country Meet.

  • Rex Shields -- Springville HS, Utah-Great Southwest 3200 meter Champion, Utah 4A State Champion in 3200, 2nd in 1600, 2nd in 4A State Cross Country Meet.

  • Jordan Snyder -- North Summit HS, Utah-Utah 2A State Champ in 3200, Utah 2A State Champ in Cross Country.

2005 Results

(Please note that the 2005 junior race consisted of athletes up to the age of 19
– this year the junior race will consist of high school aged athletes

Boys Results - Girls Results

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