2007 Race Information
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.
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
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
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 ([email protected])
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 [email protected] or
call 801-333-7473 or Sam Wood at [email protected] or
The field for the 2006
Energy Solutions Junior 10k will include the following runners
Idaho All-Star Team:
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
Anne Lovelace -- Boise HS, 5:11 1600 5A competition
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:
Adam McDonald -- Mountain
View HS - Utah State XC Champ, 5A State Champ in 800, 1600, 3200 & Medley
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.
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
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.
Woods Cross HS, Utah - 7th in 4A State Cross Country Meet.
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.
Snyder -- North Summit HS,
Utah-Utah 2A State Champ in 3200, Utah 2A State Champ
in Cross Country.