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Saturday Morning Sunshine Greets Osborne Runners
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Temperatures were pleasant and there was no rain in the air as runners took off in the one-mile event on Saturday morning, Feb. 4, part of the Don Osborne Memorial Run put on by the Oakdale Lions Club. Photo By Marg Jackson

Dozens of runners stepped up to the starting line early Saturday morning, Feb. 4 in Oakdale, taking part in the annual Don Osborne Memorial Run hosted by the Oakdale Lions Club.

First race to take off was the one-mile, starting at 9 a.m.

Following the completion of that event, the 5k was offered, with many that ran the mile coming back to also take part in the longer route.

A double winner on the day was Oakdale High School junior Mason Oliveira,16, a standout cross country runner for the Mustangs. He won the one-mile in 5:14 and also finished first among all competitors in the 5k, turning in a time of 17:30.

First female finisher in the one mile was Becky Lee, third overall in 6:19; first in the 5k in the female division was Nancy Eubanks, running the route in 20:11.

Taking top honors by age division in the one mile were:

Male: 5 and under Jameson Padilla; 6-9 Jude Padilla; 10 to 12 Josiai Marquez; 13 to 15 Parker Whitemyer; 16 to 19 Mason Oliveira; 30 to 39 Dave Schmidt; 40 to 49 Bryan Whitemyer; 50 to 59 Mike Boyer; 60 to 69 David Alltop; 70 to 79 Bob Tennent; 80 and over Larry Lusk.

Female: 5 and under Kelly Torres; 6 to 9 Carsyn Lopez; 10 to 12 Sofia Torres; 16 to 19 Angelica Elizondo; 20 to 29 Kylie Deatley; 30 to 39 Becky Lee; 40 to 49 Kinda Whitemyer; 50 to 59 Kim Clark; 60 to 69 Paula Michaels; 70 to 79 Irene Cattanach; 80 and over Audrey Oliver.

Age group winners in the 5k were:

Male: 12 and under Zander Hernandez; 13 to 19 Mason Oliveira; 30 to 39 Shane Manley; 40 to 49 Talmage Allen; 60 to 6 Raymond Rodriguez; 70 to 79, Louie Phillips.

In the female division for the 5k, first place finishers were: 13 to 19, Eri Kakuno; 30 to 39 Becky Lee; 40 to 49 Nancy Eubanks; 50 to 59 Dalila Rodriguez; 60 to 69 Laurie Lusk; 70 to 79 Donna Urban.

Results were provided through Pace Yourself Timing; names are spelled as listed on the results documentation.

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Oakdale High School junior Mason Oliveira approaches the finish line in the mile; he was the first-place finisher in both that event and the longer 5k run on Saturday morning in the Don Osborne Memorial Run sponsored by the Oakdale Lions Club each year. Photo By Marg Jackson
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It was a family outing in the 5k on Feb. 4, with mom and dad Hailey and Cody Benbow setting out for a “brisk walk” along the route, and youngsters Dirks, 3, and Berklee, 15 months, riding in style. Photo By Marg Jackson