Monday, December 08, 2008

Pilarcitos final

Yeah, I got to hang with Santa....not some fake Santa but a real fake Santa. The next morning the cold gloomy skies of Coyote point hosted the Pilarcitos final and a chance for the team to put its stamp on the bay area 'cross scene one more time. First on the podium was Scott Cally, 5th in the 45 B catagory. Second was Brett Lambert, almost taking out the overall in the series in the 45 A group. Next was the trio of Josh Snead, Aaron Odell and Scott Chapin in the mens elite going 1,2,3 on the day and in the series as well. Josh didn't need to finish better than 10th on the day but went out hard and soloed to an impressive victory. Alex Work did well to finish 7th on the day and stay in the money. Aaron Kereluk was slowed by a destroyed rear tire but still had enough points to be in the money and make the photo group. In the womens elite race Stella fought to try to take the overall lead back from Kathleen Hannon but it was Kathleen's day as she had her best race of the year. Stella was still very strong finishing 3rd on the day, 2nd in the series and holding off Sarah Bamburger to keep her place on the G.C. . Courtney Grossman kept his top 10 position in the G.C. finishing 7th on the day. The team cookies from Lisa were gone before the end of the event and the stoly on ice nearly won us the team prize.

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