SAUCONY XTERRA JAMES RIVER SCRAMBLE 10K


June 22, 2002

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RICHMOND NATIVES TAKE TOP HONORS IN SAUCONY XTERRA JAMES RIVER SCRAMBLE 10K

A pair of 26-year-old Richmond natives, James Dowdy and Maria Elena Calle, ran to victory in their respective divisions at the Saucony XTERRA James River Scramble 10-kilometer trail run in Richmond, Virginia today.

More than 750 runners competed in the race - which started on Brown's Island before taking competitors on a trek around the James River, across the Floodwall, up an 80-foot vertical climb, through Belle Isle and back again.

Dowdy finished in 36:40, nearly 40 seconds ahead of Ian Scott from Harrisburg, Virginia. Calle outpaced the nearest female competitor by nearly two minutes, in 44:49. Both took home $100 cash and a pair of Saucony Grid XTERRA running shoes.

It was the largest field ever for the third-annual event, held as part of the Nissan Xterra East Championship Off-Road Sports Festival.

Perhaps the most impressive run of the day was had by 14-year-old Stephen Crafton of Colonial Heights, Virginia, who finished 25th overall and first of 15 runners in the 10-19 age group.
Attached are complete results.

Results by Age
Results by Gender
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MALE
Div. All Name Age Hometown Time Pace

1 1 Jason Dowdy 26 Richmond, VA 36:40 5:55
2 2 Ian Scott 22 Harrisburg, VA 37:17 6:01
3 3 David Spiller 24 Harrisburg, VA 37:47 6:06

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FEMALE
Div. All Name Age Hometown Time Pace
1 28 Maria Elena Calle 26 Richmond, VA 44:49 7:14
2 46 Kathy Hoof 32 Richmond, VA 46:23 7:29
3 51 Suzie Hutchins 22 Harrisburg, VA 46:35 7:31

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OTHER NOTABLES
Div. All Name Age Hometown Time Pace
1 25 Stephen Crafton 14 Colonial Heights, VA 44:28 7:11
11 393 Joshua Bland 11 Mechanicsville, VA 1:02:05 11:11
12 608 Ron Henry 69 Richmond, VA 1:13:26 11:51
118 650 Shirley Wampler 66 Mechanicsville, VA 1:18:21 12:39
6 659 Gillie Grattan 10 Richmond, VA 1:19:41 12:53
9 710 Libbie Harper 10 Richmond, VA 1:49:40 17:42


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