ORCAs running strong

The Oceanside Running Club (ORCA) continued their successful start to the 2016 Winter Series at the Cedar 12K.

The Oceanside Running Club (ORCA) continued their successful start to the 2016 Winter Series at the Cedar 12K.

Team ORCA was well represented at this hilly and challenging event with 10 members competing in age divisions from 30-34 to 85-90.

Melissa Ross had a tight finish coming in as the second overall woman and first in her age group at a super-fast 46:22.

Jim McLean brought back his third gold medal in the series and again received a standing ovation from other competitors. Alli Roberts won silver in the women’s 35-39 group with a quick 52:36 and Mike Bourcier took bronze in the men’s 65-69 at 1:00:42.

Other ORCA runners earning awards were Shayne Stokes, seventh in the very competitive men’s 40–44 and Christine Rivers who maintained her place on the podium coming ninth in the women’s 60-64. Jill Davies took silver in the women’s 70–74. Sarah Larsen finished 11th with a time of 57:48 in the highly competitive women’s 30-34. Fred and Janet Manson both ran excellent times in their age divisions adding to the presence of Team ORCA.