Saturday, July 25, 2009
Escareno, Moffett Win X-Treme 10-Miler
Many of the best runners in Chicagoland converged on the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve near Darien on Saturday, July 25, for the annual X-Treme 10-Miler on the chopped limestone loop through the woods. The CARA Runners' Choice Series and Best of Chicagoland race was won in 52:17.3 by Christian Escareno, 21, of Mt. Prospect, who runs for the Fast Track Racing Club. He was followed closely by Emisael Favela, 32, of Cicero, in 52:26.8 and Jon Gries, 22, of King of Prusia, Pa., in 53:34.8. Male masters winner was Rob Chenoweth, 40, of Chicago in a nice 57:37.0. On the women's side, Erin Moffett, 27, of Chicago, continued to to have a banner year with a first-place posting of 1:01:42.5. Elizabeth Boyle, 21, of Elmhurst, edged Suet Fei Li, 33, of Schaumburg, for second, 1:03:01.5 to 1:03:02.6. Ann Schaefers-Coles, 44, of Cary, was the women's masters winner in 1:05:40.5. Nice job by all in every age group. There were 739 finishers in this tough but exhilarating race.