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Bera barely outruns women

The men weren’t just outnumbered by women at Saturday’s Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis. All but one of them got chicked.

Leslie Varys of Wasilla placed second overall and was the top woman at the five-kilometer race on snowy trails around UAA. Her time of 22 minutes, 36.5 seconds was 2.1 seconds off Jacob Bera’s winning time of 22:34.4.

Another woman, Kristen Maves, placed fifth overall in the field of 358 finishers, 239 of them women.

 

Top 15 women

1) Leslie Varys 22:36.5; 2) Kristen Maves 24:43.6; 3) Lia Slemons 24:56.5; 4) Robin Ace 25:21.2; 5) Rachel Lescher 27:00.1; 6) Kati Thornbury 27:03.9; 7) Allison Kendall 28:07.4; 8) Emily Schultz 28:57.7; 9) Elena Rooney 29:14.1; 10) Anita Pleitez 30:01.2; 11) Allison Thomas 30:05.5; 12) Lisa An 30:15.2; 13) Adrianna Proffitt 30:19.5; 14) Andrea Lubeck 30:22.1; 15)  Kylee Sam 30:30.3.

 

Top 15 Men

1) Jacob Bera 22:34.4; 2) Zephan Ozturgut 24:15.7; 3) Bob Heinrich 24:38.8; 4) Kevin Montague 24:46.1; 5) Charlie Latimer 25:22.0; 6) Troy Newland 25:22.1; 7) Daniel Frechette 25:24.9; 8) Rene Eliste 25:42.3; 9) Lee Harvey 25:55.8; 10) Ed Mockta 26:15.7; 11) Jason Jenkins 26:29.3; 12) Ernest White 26:33.4; 13) Kenneth Morton 26:39.1; 14) Curtis Benton 27:31.0; 15) Owen Denmon 27:47.0.

 

 

 

 



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