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Snyder, Taggert win Rocky Ford Halloween Pumpkin races

Ken Hamrick
Fowler Tribune
Josh Snyder (left) and Larriana Taggert were the winners of the Rocky Ford Halloween Pumpkin races which took place last Saturday.

The Rocky Ford Halloween Pumpkin run took place last Saturday at Rocky Ford High School's Melon Field.

Josh Snyder was the overall winner of the 5K run/walk in 17 minutes, 40 seconds. Nate Encinias was second in 21:53, and Louie Medina was third in 25:02.

Larriana Taggert was the women's winner in 25:02. Kailene Black was second among women in 25:31 and Angie Leake was third in 25:32.

Snyder later won the 1,600-meter run/walk in 5:10.

Louie Medina was first in the men's 14-and-younger age division, while Addison Elam was second. Snyder was first in the men's 15-19 division, followed by Encinias and Gio Camacho. Mike Manchego was first in the 41-50 division, followed by Matt Snyder. Dave Garcia won the 51-60 division, and Robert Trujillo won the 61-70 division.

Taggert was first in the women's 14-and-younger division and Chloe Weber was second. Kailene Black was first in the 15-19 division, followed by Kaley Pieper and Morgan Leake. Angie Leake won the women's 31-40 division, followed by Jennie Manchego and Katy Harris. Kara Copley won the 41-50 division, followed by Amy Weber and Louise Garcia.

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN RUN

5K run/walk

1. Josh Snyder; 17 minutes, 40 seconds; 2. Nate Encinias; 21:53; 3. Louie Medina; 25:02; 4. Larriana Taggert; 25:02; 5. Kailene Black; 25:31; 6. Angie Leake; 25:32; 7. Mike Manchego; 26:24; 8. Jennie Manchego; 26:24; 9. Katy Harris; 26:29; 10. Matt Snyder; 28:35;

11. Kayley Pieper; 32:06; 12. Morgan Leake; 32:38; 13. Martha Castaneda; 33:20; 14. Gio Camacho; 34:08; 15. Lacy McCuistion; 35:00; 16. Amy Pieper; 35:18; 17. Robert Trujillo; 35:36; 18. Sydney Copley; 35:37; 19. Kara Copley; 35:37; 20. Chloe Weber; 31:49; 21. Addison Elam; 42:56; 22. Carlin Weber; 43:56; 23. Vanessa Taggert; 43:39; 24. Abby Weber; 43:41; 25. Marlene Griesse; 46:12

26. Dave Garcia; 48:52; 27. Louise Garcia; 48:54; 28. Collin Graham; 55:10

1,600-meter run/walk

1. Josh Snyder; 5:10; 2. Brock True; 7:39; 3. Benji Manchego; 10:00; 4. Karlin Weber; 15:09; 5. Addison Elam; 15:10; 6. Hank Manchego; 11:24; 7. Chloe Weber; 12:34; 8. Abby Weber; 16:10

Tribune-Democrat reporter Ken Hamrick can be reached by email at khamrick@ljtdmail.com. Help support local journalism by subscribing to the La Junta Tribune-Democrat at the link atop this page.