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Mira Costa’s Velvin, Vazquez win Manhattan Beach Roundhouse 5K

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The Roundhouse Run Cheer squad pun-ished runners Saturday morning at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Photo by Eric Martin

by Nancy Meyer

Mira Costa High runners  Thomas Velvin and Julia Vazquez were the top male and female finishers in Saturday’s 7th Annual Roundhouse Aquarium 5K Fun Run. Velvin finished in 18:28 and Vazquez in 23:16. Over 100 runners participated in the race, which starts on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier and goes out and back along the hard sand. Runners benefited from a low tide and clear, cool sky

After the race, runners were offered free massages from Calcopa, oranges, energy bars, and water from KIND, coupons from Gelson’s and West Basin and raffle prizes.

Race sponsors were: Gold: Chevron and Skechers; Silver: Forbes Corrales Real Estate and Continental Development; Bronze: Aldrich & Turkmany Insurance, Regatta Capital Group, Gelson’s, War Machine, Bayview Pediatric Dental Group, and Michael Lee Architects.

Mira Costa runner Thomas Velvin won Saturday’s 7th Annual Roundhouse Aquarium 5K Run. Photo by Eric Martin

Results: Male 9 and Under: 1. Dane Stever, 2. Max Howard. Female 9 and Under: 1. Lily Paquin, 2 Lilah Fassel, Chloe Howard. Male 10 to 14:1. Kai Graham, 2. Jude Graham, 3. Braden Sheets. Female 10 to 14: 1.Fionnula Carew, 2. Katie Fleming, 3. Michal Dror. Male 15 to 29: 1.Thomas Velvin,  2. Bobby Sillman, 3. Sean Adami. Female 15 to 29: 1.Julia Vazquez, 2. Tricia Carnival, 3. Sepideh Homian. Male 30 to 49: 1. Kyle McDermott, 2. Bill Uniack, 3. John Corrales. Female 30 to 49: 1. Cassandra Whitney, 2. Melissa Timko, 3. Jenn Stever. Male 50 and Over: 1. Robert Kellogg,  2. Jerry Cain, 3. Nicolas Garfias. Female 50 and Over: 1. Dolores Gumble, 2. Heather Hoffman. 3. Theresa Gonzalez. ER


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