Officials from Lyons Parks & Recreation say a little over 500 runners entered last Sunday’s Lyons 5K River Run, and some Lyons residents did
remarkably well. Sixteen year-old Sean Flynn was the first local to cross the finish line, in 22nd place with a time of 19:27, but he was 1st in his group (Male 15 to 19). Other Lyons residents finishing first in their groups were Lockett E. Wood (Male 70 to 79) who valiantly out kicked Fred Glover of Boulder, to win by a mere second, and Jan Vermilye (Female 60 to 69), who easily outdistanced Teresa Huck, also from Lyons. Well done Ladies and Gentlemen!
The overall winner of the race with a time of 15:27 was John Supsic of Boulder, who came in second last year. The overall women’s winner was Daniella Cirlan, a Romanian who also lives and trains in Boulder. She finished with a time of 17:02. Other top Lyons men finishers were: Jarrod Hobson aged 39 and Johnny Baisley aged 19 with times of 20:20 and 20:59 respectively. Top Lyons women finishers were Julie Brothers 22:37, Jene Foland 22:58, and Julie Smith 23:44. For local girls under 14, Sierra Tucker and Eva Oakes, both 11 years old finished with times of 26:36 and 27:24 respectively, and ten year-old Cole Berreman was the first under 14 boy from Lyons to finish, in a time of 32:37. Brian Flynn age 13 literally followed in his older brother’s footsteps with a time of 38:19 for second among Lyons boys under 14.
Speaking of families, the Scholls of Kremmling, Colorado (near Steamboat Springs) took home a lot of hardware. Nine (that’s right, NINE!) year-old Tyler came in seventh overall, with a time of 17:55 for first in his group (Boys 14 and under). His dad, Shawn was first in his group (Male 40 to 49). Thirteen year-old sister Tabor was first in her group (Girls 14 and under) and mom Stephanie was third (what a slacker!) in her group (Female 40 to 49). Where was the Roberts family? Now that would have been a fun challenge race, the Scholls versus the Roberts. Maybe next year.