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Big turnout for Fiesta Run

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By Dave Kavanaugh

A record 421 participants — ranging from 1-year-old toddler Micah Padilla in the children’s event to octogenarian Donilia Nieto in the 5-kilometer walk — made this year’s Fiesta Memorial Run a runaway success.

Sean Stan, 19, nipped Patrick Ortiz, 21, for the 10-kilometer run overall title on Sunday morning; three seconds separated the two at the front of the pack, which traversed from Montezuma to the heart of Old Town.

The 10K field included New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries, one of several local celebrities to take part. Others included Alta Vista Regional Hospital CEO Richard Grogan (in the 5K) and city councilor Diane Moore (5K).

Victoria Martinez, 27, a 12-time All-American in track and cross country at Adams State, returned home for a breakthrough win in the 5K. The Robertson alumnus had won the women’s division of the 5K but had long pursued an overall title.

Moises Coca, 13, held off 7-year-old Joshua Ortega to win the children’s 1-mile run.

But the real drama in that run was just behind those two front-runners. Julian Read de Estrada was still warming up at the Plaza when the race started, and he scampered to catch up.

“He fearlessly bolted down the course and finished with a second-place time along with Ian Parks,” noted course veteran Mariam Browne.

The fun was not limited to the run and walk themselves. This year’s gathering also featured at least one reunion of note and a prize awarded to the most outlandish race attire.

“I was gratified by the enthusiastic participation in the bizarre costume competition in memory of Jon Schlosser,” said Fiesta Run organizer Joe Whiteman. “The $100 prize went to Carmel Pacheco-Aragon with the thematically appropriate, self-designed Statue of Liberty costume in which she ran a very respectable 10K. She was closely challenged by runner-up Neal Behrendt, nephew of Dana Konno, who wore an excellent hula dancer outfit and was accompanied by a similarly attired dog in the 5K walk. Dogs are not usually admitted to the course but a special exception was made.”

Schlosser and other late runners and athletes are memorialized in the annual Fiesta Run, which originally was organized as the Pablo Read Memorial Fiesta Run. Pablo’s father Bob Read, long a race organizer, was able to return to the course himself this year thanks to the work of Whiteman and others. Read ran alongside daughter Angelina Branchal and grandson Damian Browne in the 5K.

A nursing student scholarship in the name of the late Dana Konno is the recipient of the Fiesta Run’s proceeds. Organizers said the fund should have a decent haul from this year’s record turnout.

Whiteman said the event’s growth is particularly encouraging because it shows more and more people are taking up fitness activities.

“Although all aspects of the run are important,” he said, “as a retired physician, my first priority is to the children's’ run and second to the walkers’ event. A program of regular exercise will do more for our health and well-being than any medical insurance. This includes those with all sorts of disabilities, obesity, chronic illness, and level of fitness.”

 

Fiesta 10K run

1. Sean Stan, 19, 34:09

2. Patrick Ortiz, 21, 34:12

3. Caleb Rubalcaba, 18, 36:04

4. Antonio Varela, 16, 36:05

5. Daniel Hutchinson, 41, 36:59

6. Henrique Chavez, 18, 39:13

7. Adam Hardman, 20, 39:48

8. Darrell Guzman, 45, 42:36

9. Andrew Sisneros, 25, 42:54

10. David Silva, 48, 44:07

11. Marcos Martinez, 25, 44:29

12. Chris Benavidez, 21, 45:08

13. Vidal Gonzales, 28, 45:49

14. Adrian Sisneros, 26, 45:58

15. Laurie Hutchinson, 38, 45:59

16. Belen Romero, 17, 46:19

17. Andres Estrada, 32, 46:23

18. Tony Gallegos, unknown, 46:28

19. Heidi Vigil, 45, 46:29

20. Carlos Quinones, 33, 46:32

21. Alex Romero, 53, 47:05

22. Jesse Valdez, 26, 47:22

23. Albert Bourbon, 50, 47:58

24. Joe Rubalcaba, 43, 48:22

25. Gilbert Ortega, 44, 48:49

26. Benny Chavez, 52, 48:56

27. David Pennell, 52, 49:11

28. Derek Benavidez, 25, 49:15

29. Pamela Martinez, 38, 49:32

30. Eileen Sanchez, 29, 49:47

31. Alisha Silva, 14, 50:10

32. Dave Obelkevich, 66, 50:21

33. R. Michael Romero, 51, 50:47

34. Amy King, 17, 50:56

35. Bobby Silva, 22, 50:59

36. Philip Romero, unknown, 51:02

37. Carmel Pacheco-Aragon, 37, 51:20

38. Eric Engdahl, 54, 52:15

39. Michael Lovato, 34, 52:33

40. Jim Fries, 67, 52:48

41. Jerry Ortega, 47, 52:53

42. Lynn Fenske, 36, 52:54

43. Joanne Silva, 45, 54:39

44. Roger Caballero, unknown, 54:52

45. Eddie Estrada, 57, 55:07

46. Felisha Silva, 14, 56:05

47. Holly Montoya, 35, 56:59

48. Albert Gallegos, 27, 57:42

49. Julie Salman, 47, 58:23

50. Robin Montoya, 17, 58:34

51. Ted Rogers, 75, 58:45

52. Ruth Lopez, 50, 59:22

53. Chris Fox, 52, 59:39

54. Martha Spencer, 58, 1:00:26

55. Andrea Abreu, 31, 1:01:02

56. Kathy Gallegos, 45, 1:01:08

57. Dennis Romero, 47, 1:01:54

58. Jon Doran, 52, 1:05:49

59. Kathleen Reynolds, 45, 1:06:39

60. Suzanne Barthel, 26, 1:09:29

61. Ronell Montoya, 39, 1:16:58

62. Hannah Montoya, 13, 1:17:12

 

Fiesta 5K run

1. Victoria Martinez, 27, 18:15

2. Shawn Gallegos, 29, 18:53

3. Joseph Dominguez, 19, 19:25

4. Patrick Romero, 27, 19:28

5. Dennis Lucero, 47, 20:18

6. Jerry D. Nieto, 47, 20:18

7. Andrew Cordova-Garcia, 21, 20:58

8. Joseph Montaño, 14, 21:02

9. Johnny Ray Garcia, 53, 21:04

10. Charles Bunch Spring, 42, 21:09

11. Chris Tino Griego, 37, 21:18

12. Ruben Martinez, 38, 21:32

13. Edward Blea, 41, 21:39

14. Corey Beck, 14, 21:43

15. Ryes Leba, 14, 21:45

16. Kenny Maestas, 19, 22:05

17. Brenden Walker, 15, 22:06

18. Leroy Chavez, 58, 22:10

19. Gary Gold, 41, 22:15

20. Nick Maestas, 15, 22:20

21. Rebekah Hutchinson, 14, 22:23

22. Mariam Browne, 41, 22:25

23. Merle Crutchfield III, 43, 22:26

24. Lee Walker, 36, 22:28

25. Jared Baeza, 19, 22:28

26. Max Trujillo, 20, 22:38

27. Deonvan Sanchez, 14, 22:40

28. Joshua Baeza, 23, 22:51

29. Victor Ortiz, 53, 22:58

30. Brandon Meltoa, 16, 23:03

31. Gino Blea, 30, 23:09

32. Isaac Ortiz, 13, 23:14

33. Dezi Jaramillo, 22, 23:15

34. David Lucero, 14, 23:17

35. Terrance Baca, 12, 23:18

36. Richard Grogan, 59, 23:26

37. Rosendo Gonzales, 43, 23:31

38. Dave Armijo, 23, 23:41

39. Pilar Sauceda, 38, 23:47

40. Michael Perea, 39, 23:55

41. Arturo Crespin, 20, 24:07

42. Brianna Bourbon, 16, 24:27

43. Damien Lucero, 13, 24:39

44. R.J. Gonzales, 12, 24:48

45. John Baeza, 44, 24:50

46. Janaya Atencio, 16, 24:50

47. Felicia Armijo, 23, 25:06

48. Alberta Moberg, 37, 25:09

49. Paul Bagwell, 37, 25:15

50. Johnathan Baca, 23, 25:34

51. Gilbert Coca, 49, 25:47

52. Karlene Montaño, 14, 25:48

53. Chanta Davis, 16, 25:53

54. Dwight Flores, 46, 25:56

55. Kariann Blea, 37, 26:01

56. Francisco Cazares, 32, 26:02

57. Afton Cazares, 26, 26:03

58. Charlotte Moore, 46, 26:05

59. Henry Sanchez, 41, 26:11

60. Marcus Garcia, 21, 26:22

61. Franklin Miller, 64, 26:29

62. Minna Oh, 29, 26:30

63. Leona Armijo, 27, 26:43

64. Fallon Crespin, 21, 26:44

65. Nina Martinez, 16, 27:02

66. David Giuliani, 38, 27:03

67. Robert Abney, 41, 27:03

68. Renee Rubalcaba, 40, 27:26

69. Tim Flores, 47, 27:27

70. Eva Romero, 42, 27:30

71. Kaitlin Hutchinson, 17, 27:35

72. Cathy Chavez, 50, 27:36

73. Ashley Martinez, 18, 27:43

74. Ricky Serna, 55, 27:51

75. Christine Lee, 28, 27:58

76. Raul Ortega, 45, 28:05

77. Nancy Tafoya, 13, 28:07

78. Andrea Ximinez, 53, 28:11

79. Fmarti Nash, 65, 28:12

80. Noah Melton, 24, 28:14

81. Leonard Romero, 14, 28:14

82. Nina Lopez, 14, 28:14

83. Molly Salman, 18, 28:15

84. Norma Esquibel, 28:26

85. Chris Rodriguez, 23, 28:42

86. Julie Perea, 41, 28:44

87. Howard Dunbar, 62, 28:50

88. Adan Juarez, 11, 28:54

89. Angeliza Aragon, 23, 28:59

90. Gabrielle Sauceda, 12, 29:01

91. Dolores Sanchez-Sena, 40, 29:02

92. Mia Blea, 22, 29:06

93. George W. Bunch, 43, 29:08

94. Megan Bunch, 37, 29:08

95. Annette Lucero, 50, 29:11

96. Isabela Lopez, 13, 29:14

97. George P. Bunch, 67, 29:21

98. David Vigil, 42, 29:27

99. Angelic Gold, 26, 29:35

100. Lisa Walker, 36, 29:43

101. Melissa Marquez, 22, 29:50

102. Geraldine Sanchez, 41, 29:52

103. Sylvia Baca, 43, 30:01

104. Karen Topping, 54, 30:03

105. Debbie Rivera, 24, 30:04

106. Jason Barela, 39, 30:08

107. Harold Santillanes, 49, 30:15

108. Henrietta Griego, 50, 30:16

109. Carol Linder, 50, 30:18

110. Davina Lucero, 25, 30:29

111. Celia Bonney, 58, 30:32

112. Yvette Lujan-Flores, 40, 30:39

113. Pamela Rivera, 31, 30:44

114. Tony Fragua, 43, 30:54

115. Elizabeth Trujillo, 47, 30:58

116. Donna Nieto, 46, 31:11

117. Dewey Geary, 74, 31:19

118. Angelina Branchal, 32, 31:28

119. Cindy Gurule, 36, 31:28

120. Damian Browne, 9, 31:38

121. Bob Read, 66, 32:04

122. Adriana Lujan-Flores, 13, 32:29

123. Amor Rubalcaba, 13, 32:34

124. Veronica Montoya, 40, 32:36

125. Julieann Barela, 33, 32:40

126. Michael Chavez-Stevens, 27, 32:42

127. Alberta Padilla, 43, 32:48

128. Mike Malone, 53, 33:09

129. Patrick Gutierrez, 14, 33:13

130. Chris Cavazos, 15, 33:13

131. Cathy Fragua, 43, 33:15

132. Norma Esquibel, 32, 33:34

133. David Herrera, 31, 33:39

134. Trudy Herrera, 32, 33:39

135. Michaela Sauceda, 18, 33:46

136. Estevan Montoya, 17, 33:48

137. Trudy Rubio, 30, 34:03

138. Stephen Haywood, 28, 34:05

139. Lorraine Tafoya, 53, 34:14

140. Selena Salazar, 27, 34:20

141. Suzanne Maestas, 43, 35:18

142. Erika Lovato, 35, 35:43

143. Sandy Kelley, 56, 35:57

144. Lyn Dominguez, 69, 35:59

145. Stephanie Santillanes, 26, 36:03

146. Loretta Martin, 46, 37:04

147. Chris Cavazos, 40, 37:26

148. Bill McKinstry, 70, 38:40

149. Andrea Trujillo, 32, 39:09

150. Phillip Trujillo, 34, 39:09

151. Janell Dupont, 33, 39:49

152. Joyce Romo, 52, 40:33

153. Ronald Smith, 33, 41:08

154. John Spencer, 66, 41:45

155. Miranda Yanez, 15, 41:52

156. Betty Dunbar, 62, 46:37

157. Helen Olivas, 79, 55:31

 

Children’s 1-mile run

1. Moises Coca, 13, 7:07

2. Joshua Ortega, 7, 7:12

3. Julian Read de Estrada, 10, 7:14

3. Ian Parks, 12, 7:14

5. Miguel Coca, 10, 7:15

6. Merle Crutchfield, 9, 7:34

7. Tristan Trujillo, 10, 7:47

8. Morgan Diefendorf, 11, 7:51

9. Sonya Lujan, 12, 7:59

10. Orea Kenny, 10, 7:59

11. Dwight Flores, 11, 8:05

12. Christian Lovato, 10, 8:11

13. Mariajulisa Barela, 7, 8:20

14. Juan Marcos Dominguez, 10, 8:22

15. Estevan Gonzales, 9, 8:29

16. Reanna Vigil, 13, 8:31

17. Natasha Browne, 12, 8:42

18. Santana Garcia, 10, 9:04

19. Angelina Kenny, 9, 9:05

20. Hallie Johnston, 10, 9:20

21. Lauren Johnson, 10, 9:29

22. Xavier Lujan-Flores, 8, 9:35

23. Cesar Lujan-Flores, 10, 9:39

24. Christina Padilla, 11, 9:42

25. Matthew Lujan, 10, 10:09

26. Luca Griego, 7, 10:17

27. Cameron Beck, 11, 10:18

28. Dylan Gallegos, 8, 10:27

29. Mia Branchal, 7, 10:31

29. Jevannah Vigil, 7, 10:31

31. Phoebe Trujillo, 9, 10:49

32. Jerry M. Nieto, 8, 10:51

33. Jacob Estrada, 8, 11:01

34. Guardo Vigil, 10, 11:06

35. Isiah Estrada, 6, 11:07

36. Ericah Sauceda, 5, 11:21

37. Tristyn Trujillo, 5, 11:42

38. Lindsey Dunbar, 6, 11:50

39. Mia Johnson, 8, 12:20

40. Matthew Trujillo, 3, 12:22

41. Daniel Beck, 4, 12:23

42. Mark Martinez, 11, 12:43

43. Antonio Lujan, 4, 12:46

44. Nathan Romero, 6, 12:51

45. Julianna Dominguez, 4, 12:52

46. Marissa Crespin, 3, 12:57

47. Magdalena Lujan, 5, 13:23

48. Carina Bunch, 7, 13:31

49. Sydney Branchal, 4, 13:50

50. Jasmine Barela, 8, 13:54

51. Antonio Martinez, 4, 13:54

52. Isabella Martinez, 7, 14:38

53. Byron Bunch, 4, 14:50

54. Max C de Baca, 5, 14:51

55. Isabela Bourbon, 5, 14:56

56. Iris Silva, 5, 14:57

57. Isa Martinez, 7, 14:57

58. Angelina Fragua, 3, 14:58

59. Krislyn Padilla, 11, 15:04

60. Micah Padilla, 1, 15:28

61. Daniel Malakai, 2, 15:50

62. Rebecca Spring, 4, 15:54

63. Ziamana Escovedo-Metcalf, 4, 16:20

64. Meghan Trujillo, 6, 16:44

65. Alessandro Rodriguez, 4, 16:51

66. Vicente Silva, 3, 17:16

67. Santiago Silva, 3, 18:24

68. Ava Fragua, 5, 18:38

69. Jonathan Valencia, 6, 19:15

70. Jeffery Trujillo, 2, 19:27

71. Zach Stafford, 2, 19:27

72. Katie Stafford, 4, 19:29

73. Ariel Sandoval, 2, 20:05

74. Luralyn Padilla, 2, 21:16

75. Alicia Romero, 3, 24:09