Running: McNiff, Wood repeat as Firecracker champs

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By The Staff

While the final result sheet said that Peter McNiff ran away with the title at the 2010 Firecracker 5K, it was actually Ryan McNiff whos earned the title.

McNiff inadvertently grabbed his dad’s bib number at the start of the race, jumbling up the final standings. Nevertheless, McNiff and Heather Wood both successfully defended their 2009 titles at this year’s run.

The Firecracker 5K, which is sponsored by the Family YMCA of Los Alamos, was run on July 4. In all, 242 participants entered in this year’s race, a record turnout.

McNiff posted a time of 16:20.38 to repeat as men’s champion, while Wood finished with a time of 19:26.29 to grab the women’s title.

Here are the results from Sunday’s Firecracker 5K (runners are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted):

Boys 5-9

1. Richard Thompson III, 27:26.95; 2. Antonio Quinones, 31:44.56; 3. Jacob Thompson, 36:47.51; 4. Sam Crooks, 37:33.79; 5. Devin Cantu, 37:34.20; 6. Ricky Hensley, 40:40.09; 7. Zachary Schraad, 41:36.45; 8. Caiden Keresey, 42:555.32; 9. Daniel Mocko, 55:14.00; 10. Jack Sorenson, 57:47.75.

Boys 10-13

1. Nathaniel Ortega, 23:10.36; 2. Eric Larson, 26:18.13; 3. Wyatt Saeger, 28:07.00; 4. Isaiah Lang, 29:10.41; 5. Joey Sorenson, 31:06.57; 6. Kai Coblentz, 34:26:87.

Boys 14-17

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