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Running: Kratzer wins at pace race

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By The Staff

David Kratzer was the best predictor of Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

Tuesday’s pace race included 13 runners and walkers. It was run starting near the Los Alamos County Ice Rink toward Pajarito Mountain.

Kratzer finished Tuesday’s race with a differential of just 10 seconds, besting runner-up Michael Jablin. Jablin, however, was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course. Joan Williams, with an adjusted error of 39 seconds, was the best predictor on the 1-mile course.

Ted Romero was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course, pacing the field with a time of 7 minutes, 24 seconds. Jackie Marr posted a 15:05 finish on the short course.

Following Jablin – who finished in 23:20 on the 1-mile course was Kratzer. Cuihuan Wang was the top female finisher on the long course Tuesday (36:11).

The next pace race will start at Acoma Lane in Pajarito Acres near Potrillo Drive. For more information about that race, call 672-9519.

Here are the results from Tuesday’s pace race. Prediction errors, in seconds, are in parentheses.

1-mile course

1. Ted Romero, 7:24 (90); 2. Jackie Marr, 15:05 (309); 3. Duane Marr, 15:29 (228); 4. Inez Ross, 15:30 (150); 5. Joan Williams, 19:22 (39).

3-mile course

1. Michael Jablin, 23:20 (20); 2. David Kratzer, 28:50 (10); 3. John Ullmann, 34:46 (110); 4. Bob Reedy, 35:23 (127); 5. Tom Sandford, 35:44 (119); 6. Cuihuan Wang, 36:11 (147); 7. Ted Williams, 41:46 (44); 8. Karen Thorn, 42:25 (35).