Local prep standouts gobble up competition at Turkey Trot

By the Tri-City HeraldNovember 23, 2012 

Andrew Gonzales raced to the top time of the day at the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot race at Columbia Park in Kennewick.

The 22-year-old former Southridge High School standout finished the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 5.5 seconds, edging runner-up Riley Cook, 31, by over five seconds.

Megan Beauchene, a current Kamiakin High School star who recently finished fourth at the Class 3A state championships, posted the top overall women’s time.

Beauchene, 16, crossed the finish line in 18:29.8, topping the next-best women’s finisher, Lindsey Bradley (18:52.0), by more than 20 seconds.

Bradley, 15, runs for Richland High School.

Turkey Trot results Thursday Gun times listed Overall winners Men — 1, Andrew Gonzales 15:05.5; 2, Riley Cook 15:11.0; 3, Cayle Turpen 16:42.2. Women — 1, Megan Beauchene 18:29.8; 2, Lindsey Bradley 18:52.0; 3, Alisha Till 19:37.5. 9-under Boys — 1, Kason Leighty 22:41.7; 2, Heath Hines 28:48.8; 3, Jacob Rohrig 28:16.0. Girls — 1, Sophia Lee 30:13.3; 2, Madilynn Carr 32:27.2; 3, Ainslee Norris 35:35.5. 10-11 Boys — 1, Matthew Rush 22:11.2; 2, Angelo Vargas 23:26.8; 3, Jack Cooper 23:59.9. Girls — 1, Dakota Moon 21:18.0; 2, Mary Luera 25:32.8; 3, Katherine Rockhold 26:09.0. 12-14 Boys — 1, Jonah Sandoval 18:18.3; 2, Curtis Pattillo 20:03.4; 3, Scott Francis 20:03.3. Girls — 1, McKaley Goffard 24:20.2; 2, Jessa VanWormer 23:52.2; 3, Eleanor Ard 24:16.5. 15-19 Men — 1, Cayle Turpen 16:42.2; 2, Kyle Paulson 17:27.5; 3, Eli Shelby 17:46.5. Women — 1, Megan Beauchene 18:29.8; 2, Lindsey Bradley 18:52.0; 3, Michelle Fletcher 20:59.3. 20-29 Men — 1, Andrew Gonzales 15:05.5; 2, Justin Yoke 16:51.2; 3, Quin Olivas 17:39.3. Women — 1, Alisha Till 19:37.5; 2, Katie Mahoney 20:08.5; 3, Lindsay Tesar 20:25.5. 30-39 Men — 1, Riley Cook 15:11.0; 2, Mike Frantz 18:49.2; 3, Timothy Harrington 19:01.5. Women — 1, Veronica Whitish 20:23.3; 2, Sarah Shadle 21:16.5; 3, Adrienne Farabee 21:42.0. 40-49 Men — 1, Ben Volk 19:41.0; 2, Todd Jones 19:59.5; 3, Steven McDuffie 20:05.8. Women — 1, Rosie Rivera 20:22.7; 2, Colleen Sullivan 21:44.7; 3, Cami Krumm 22:43.9. 50-59 Men — 1, John Hylden 18:48.5; 2, Michael Saranovich 19:53.2; 3, Russell Midili 20:04.3. Women — 1, Susan Gonsky 20:23.0; 2, Kate Samuelson 22:52.0; 3, Cheryl Yoke 22:54.8. 60-over Men — 1, Michael Tonkyn 21:19.0; 2, Dana Carl Ward 21:48.3; 3, Randy Hull 23:23.2. Women — 1, Anita Gough 21:48.2; 2, Deb Gaffey 27:37.5; 3, Abbi Barden 30:49.2. 1-mile race Overall winners Men — 1, Stephen Jansons 10:16.0; 2, Doug McFarland 10:50.4; 3, Richard Hastings 10:54.0. Women — 1, Bailie Jansons 10:15.2; 2, Rachel Sampson 10:40.7; 3, Sita Cunningham 11:03.2.

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