Nikol Strother nipped two other racers for the best predicition at this week’s Pace Race.
The Pace Race, which is hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, is held every Tuesday during Daylight Savings Time at various spots around Los Alamos County. This week’s race started at Acoma Lane in Pajarito Acres.
Strother, fresh off her win at the Firecracker 5K race last week, finished Tuesday’s Pace Race with a prediction error of just 1-1/2 seconds, half a second better than Nick Parra-Vasquez and 1-1/2 seconds better than Katie Gattiker.
She was a dual winner, as she had the fastest finish on the long course to go along with her top prediction.
Many participants Tuesday finished within 60 seconds of their predicted finish times.
The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Hannah Gartz, who finished in 11 minutes, 8 seconds. Roy Cope finished in 15:58.
On the 2.8-mile course, Ted Romero (18:31) had to the top finish, followed by Strother (18:38)
The next Pace Race will be July 15. It will start near the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area lodge. Race time is 6 p.m.
For more information, call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com.