Memorial Day 2011 - In Memory of Those Who Died For Us

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Pet of the Week

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Memorial Day 2011 - In Memory of Those Who Died For Us

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011


TO THE FINISH LINE: 44th Mount Wilson Trail Race 

Story by Bill Coburn 

The 44th running of the Mt. Wilson Trail Race took 
place today, in commemoration of the 103rd anniversary 
of the first running of the race in 1908. The field 
of 265 runners included 56 Sierra Madreans, and runners 
from as far away as England, as well as Texas, 
Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, 
and of course California. The race, which sold out 
in record time this year, covers 8.6 miles, starting in 
downtown Sierra Madre on pavement for about a mile, 
than another 3.3 miles on the Mt. Wilson Trail up to 
the turnaround point at Orchard Camp, and a return 
trip that is just the reverse of the run up. There is an 
elevation gain of about 2100+ feet in the 4.3 miles uphill. 
The race is said to be the second oldest off-road 
race in the country.

Twenty-five year old Victor Rios of La Puente won this 
year, with a time of 1:06:31. Thirty-two year old Sierra 
Madrean Kevin Koeper, who won the race three 
consecutive years, 2005 – 2007, came in second with a 
time of 1:08:32. Third place was taken by 47-year old 
Alan Reynolds of Sausalito, with a time of 1:09:36.

Hannah Briggs, 27, of Monrovia was fourth overall and 
won the Women’s division with a time of 1:10:56. Five 
time winner Sharon Pevsner of Sierra Madre came in 
second in the women’s division, at 1:19:15, which was 
17th overall. Briggs fourth place overall is believed to 
be the highest placement ever for a Women’s division 
winner. Sierra Madrean Jill Liston placed third in the 
women’s division, with a time of 1:25:27.

As stated above, Kevin Koeper was first overall among 
Sierra Madreans. Fifteen year old Aaron Zambrano 
took first place in the 15 – 19 men’s age division, and 
second place among Sierra Madreans, with a time of 
1:11:07. Fifty-one year old Nigel Rini came in third 
place among Sierra Madreans, with a time of 1:17:40. 
Pevsner took first place among Sierra Madre women, 
with Liston taking second, and 41-year old Trish 
Marshall came in third among Sierra Madre women, 
with a time of 1:29:08.

For a complete, searchable index of Race Results, visit:

Crossing the finish line - above, Victor Rios of La Puente came in first with a time of 1:06:31. Below, Hannah Briggs of Monrovia 
came in 4th overall and won the Women’s Division. Finish Line Photos by Bill Coburn



Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Post 3208

Sierra Madre, California

Invites the Public To

Memorial Day 
Ceremonies At

Sierra Madre Pioneer 

Monday May 30, 2011 At 
11:00 am

Speaker, MaryAnn MacGillivray


Refreshments and sandwiches To follow

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Education & Youth Page 8

Sierra Madre School Page 9

Good Food & Drink Page 10

Arts & Entertainment Page 11

Legals Page 12

Left/Right Page 13

Opinion Page 14

The World Around Us Page 15

 The Good Life Page 16

Homes & Property Page 17

 FYI Page 18

The night before runners and supported loaded up on carbs at the Pasta Feed in Kersting Court. Photo 
by Dean Lee/MVNews Just before the race, chair Pete Siberell, inset chats with a few well wishers while 
;ast minute preparations are made (below) Photos by S. Henderson/MVNews

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