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Invitational Junior 10k
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Thursday July 24, 2008 - Salt Lake City, Utah

DyeStat on-site with Dave Devine

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Nicolls leads USA All-Star boys to convincing win

Highlights - Dave Devine Race Story
  • With a blazing 8th place finish of 30:20.1, Bobby Nicolls CO (right, photo by Mark Olson) led the way for a USA All-Star Team whose scorers also included Evan Appel CO (10th 30:38.6) and Bryan Tibaduiza NV (15th 31:01.4).
  • An upstart squad called Fast Running Blog, comprised of current Utah high schoolers and recent grads, snatched the runner-up boys' position from the Utah All-Stars. They were fronted by Neal Ferrin (17th 31:16.2) and Nate Jewkes (18th 31:25.5).
  • The Utah All-Stars were third, led by the revelatory run of recent Mountain View UT grad Travis Fuller, who was 12th in 30:45.0, just behind the two Colorado Foot Locker vets.
  • The Utah Girls All-Stars fared better than their male counterparts, winning the team title with 11 points over the USA All-Stars, behind Shalaya Kipp's 18th place, 37:19.2 finish.
  • Kipp was the top female Junior, trailed closely by familiar adversary and recent Davis High grad Natalie Haws, who crossed at 37:37.5 in 20th place overall.
  • Jenna Allais, recent Rock Springs WY grad, was the top USA All-Star, finishing 21st in 37:50.2.

2008 Race Information

The Deseret News Junior 10K Road Race run in conjunction with the Deseret Morning News 10K will be run on Thursday, 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.

In 2006 the race directors provided uniform tops for the "Utah", World, and USA teams.

This 2007 team competition was Utah vs USA in boys and girls. The elite junior entrants were given elite status in the front of the race at the start.

So far to date, the teams are:

Boys All-Star Utah Team:
Travis Fuller- Mountain View High class of 2008 - 4A state champion in 800, 1600 & 3200,
Great Southwest 1500 champion, personal bests of 1:56, 4:19 and 9:25 at

Trevor Sharp- Riverton High class of 2008 - will attend BYU, 5A state champion in 800 &
1600, personal bests of 1:55, 4:18 and 9:32 at altitude

George Barlow- Weber High class of 2008 - personal best of 9:13 at Arcadia while winning the
Friday night 3200, 5A state runner-up in 3200, personal best of 4:22 for 1600
at altitude.

Karl Wilcock- Hurricane High class of 2009- 3A state runner-up in 3 events, 1:57, 4:23,
9:33, 2nd to Luke Puskedra in both 1600 and 3200.
Girls All-Star Utah Team:
Chloe Calton- Ogden High School class of 2009 - State 3A 800 & 1600 meter champion, personal best of 5:01 for 1600 at altitude.

Taylor Thornley- Logan High School class of 2009 - State 3A 3200 meter champion, personal best of 11:06 for 3200 at altitude

Shalaya Kipp- Skyline High School class of 2009 - 2006 5A state cross country champion, personal best of 10:57 for 3200 at altitude

Kirstin Sly- Spanish Fork High School class of 2008- personal best of 11:12 for 3200 at altitude
Boys All-Star USA Team:
Bobby Nicolls- Regis Jesuit High School, Colorado class of 2009 - Top returning runner from the Foot Locker Nationals, winner of Midwest Distance Classic 3200 in time of 9:03.

Evan Appel- Dakota Ridge High School, Colorado class of 2009 - 2nd returning runner from the Foot Locker Nationals, 5A state cross country champion, 5A state 1600 & 3200 champion, personal best of 9:17 for 3200 at altitude.

Bryan Tibadiuza- Galena High School, Nevada class of 2009 - State Cross Country Champion, 4th at NTN Southwest XC

Hayden Hohnholt- Saratoga High School, Wyoming class of 2009- State 1600 & 3200 champion
Girls All-Star USA team:
Nicole Petersen - Rock Springs, WY class of 2010 - 2nd 4A state cross country, 2nd in state 1600 & 3200
Jenna Allais - Rock Springs, WY class of 2008 - 4th 4A state cross country
Kaylee Campbell - Preston, ID class of 2009 - 3A state 3200 champion, 2nd in 1600, 2nd in state 3A Cross Country
Davis High UT Girls team:
9th at NTN XC, 2007 Deseret News 10k team champs, led by Natalie Haws, 2007 5A state cross country champion, top twenty at NTN, state 5A 3200 meter champion in a new state record of 10:43 at altitude. Defending Junior 10k champion Candace Eddy is tentative based on recovery from an injury.
Others Utahans of note running:

Neal Ferrin, Mt. Crest, UT-2nd in 4A state cross country
Nate Jewkes, Bingham, UT-2nd in 5A state cross country, 3rd in 5A state 3200
Thatcher Olsen, Skyline, UT-4th in 5A state 3200
Hayden Hawks, Snow Canyon, UT-6th in 4A state 3200
Seth Gutzwiller, Davis, UT-5th in 5A state cross country
Jeff Walker, West Jordan, UT-10th in 5A state cross country
Jacob Barton, Ogden, UT-6th in 3A state cross country

Suzanna Sorensen, Timpanogos, UT-8th in 5A state cross country
Emily Hansen, Davis, UT-10th in 5A state cross country
Loren Storey, Davis, UT-8th in 5A state 1600
Krystal Harper-class of 2008-Orem, UT-4A state cross country champion, 4A 3200 champion
Kendy Christensen-class of 2009-Orem, UT-2nd 4A 1600
Ashley Robison-class of 2010-Mountain View, UT-3rd 4A state cross country
Sarah Edwards, Woods Cross High, 2007 4A 1600 & 800 state champion, 2nd in 2008 4A 800