Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gold Country Grand Prix points update (2009)

The leaves have settled after last weekend's Run Through the Colors, and the points series is one race from it's end. Here are both the male & female overall top 10, with Age Group Leaders in Red.
Men
1) Ron Gross 70+ @90 points
2) V Neelakantan 40-49 @87
3) Mike Buzbee 50-59 @85
4) Larry Defeyter 30-39 @82
5) Lars Weston <10>
6) Jim Kepfer 40-49 @68
7) Cody Carlton 15-18 @65
8) Drue Mathies 60-69 @64
9) Ken Gaal 60-69 @60 - a nice race to the finish in this AG!
10) Darryl Beardall 70+ @57
Women
1) Lynne Hurrell 70+ @90 points - clinched
2) Joy Castro-Wehr 11-14 @72
T3) Anne King 50-59 @71
T3) Jeanine McNeill 60-69 @71
5) Linda King 60-69 @68
6) Tamara Zuromskis 30-39 @66
7) Diana Wilburn 40-49 @57
8) Therese Ikonian 50-59 @47
T9) Wendy Baker 50-59 @44
T9) Nadja Young-Warner 40-49 @44
***Ava Warner currently leads the <10 ag with 27 points but has not run enough races to run the minimum to qualify with only one to go (5). I don't think an AG winner has ever been short, but this group is pretty slim this year. As of now, 3rd place Ava Warner is the only one who has a shot at qualifying for a year-end prize in this group. In the F 11-14 group, topped with 18 points, NOBODY will meet the 5 race minimum for an award. I think the plan to shorten the age groups fpr younger kids (to keep the competition honest and encourage participation) has backfired a little this year, but interestingly enough, the younger boys have placed two of the top seven overall amd there's a 1 point race (48-47) for the 11-14 age group!
The final points race will be the Michael Bratton Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.

1 comment:

wife said...

I like your new format:)