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MANDELL, BOWMAN TOPS TSUNAMI 10K

Derek Mandell and Peri Bowman takes top honors from this morning’s Tsunami 10K road race in Agat.

By Michael J.A. Nauta Jr.

Tsunami 10K winners Peri Bowman and Derek Mandell. (photo courtesy of Guam Running Club)

Tsunami 10K winners Peri Bowman and Derek Mandell. (photo courtesy of Guam Running Club)

Despite wet road conditions and some overcast, 101 of our island’s avid runners made their way down to the Nimitz Beach Park in Agat to partake in the Guam Running Club’s 29th Tsunami 10K road race.

With runners as young as nine up to 70-plus, the course led participants to Rizal Beach before making their way back to finish line. While competition in both the male and female divisions provided some excitement, it was Derek Mandell and Peri Bowman who made their way to the finish line first garnering top honors in the event.

“Despite the wet roads and overcast it was a great day for running this event,” said sub master division runner Elaine Kwok. “Derek and Ryan (Matienzo) did an excellent job as usual, but what made the race a bit more exciting is the presence of 9-year-old Shunki Niwase (Japanese visitor).”

The six-plus mile race was fairly flat as the trio of Mandell, Matienzo, and Niwase kept within stride of one another for the first two miles. However, Mandell slowed pulled away from the small pack and cruise, pulling away to beat out Matienzo by 26 seconds. Mandell’s official race time was recorded at 35:54, while Matienzo clocked in at 36:20.

Here with his parents for a three-day vacation, Niwase was as strong a runner you can ask for from a 9-year old. Sticking with Mandell and Matienzo on the way out proved to be effective, as the motivation seemed to push Niwase’s competitive drive. After crossing the finish line Niwase officially placed third overall and recorded a time of 40:16, while being the only youth division runner in the race.

“This 9-year-old kid is only here for a weekend vacation with his parents and it’s their first time on Guam,” said Kwok. “He kept his pace really strong and was able to run with the top two guys on the way out.”

In the women’s division, Bowman had no problems defeating her field of female competitors to claim the top spot. Coming in with a time of 41:34, Bowman beat her nearest competitor Tamami Smith (47:29) by more than five minutes. Completing the out and back course in third was master’s division runner Namiko Kawasaki. Kawasaki finished in 49:07.

The younger athletes weren’t the only ones making waves. In the 70-plus division, three runners proved to many that age is nothing but a number. In the female division, Julie Cabe (1:20:43) claimed top honors in her division, while the men’s had two participants in Richard Harvey (53:19) and Gaynel Marsh (56:36).

1 Mandell Derek MO 35.54
2 Matienzo Ryan MO 36.20
3 Niwase Shunki MY 40.16
4 Bowman Peri FO 41.34
5 Blas Peter MS 43.07
6 Honey David MO 43.28
7 Paet Sherwin MSM 43.40
8 Bordallo Rodney MS 43.50
9 Hill Aaron MSM 44.06
10 Young Jason MSM 44.55
11 Wolborsky Sam MO 44.59
12 Aydlett Brandon MSM 45.08
13 Cruz Paul MS 45.45
14 Wigston John MS 46.30
15 Tsukamoto Kzuyuki MSM 46.31
16 Garcia Dario MSM 46.51
17 Huber Jeremy MSM 46.57
18 Oviedo Alex MS 47.00
19 Abad Tony MM 47.21
20 Smith Tamami FM 47.29
21 Cler Randal MSM 48.04
22 Dalangin Julio MM 48.15
23 Rikitake Tetsuy MS 48.30
24 Calvo Mark G MS 48.50
25 Blackwelder Logan MSM 49.02
26 Kawasaki Namiko FM 49.07
27 Velte Dan MM 49.13
28 Suzuki Yosuke MM 49.22
29 Champaco Brian MO 50.15
30 Gaerlan Kyle MJ 50.45
31 Leone Rick MM 50.50
32 No Name 50.59
33 Huber Sarah FO 51.09
34 Cruz Gary MM 51.36
35 Gigi Yu FS 52.09
36 Cortez Erick MO 52.10
37 Lao Rene MS 52.30
38 Iijima Nobuko FM 52.31
39 Cercenio Pablo MGM 52.51
40 Pedernal Rene MM 53.13
41 Harvey Richard MMAN 53.19
42 Bartonico Robert MS 53.21
43 Aderiano Mathias II MO 53.50
44 Wolborsky Steve MS 53.51
45 Lugue Al MO 54.14
46 Cubacub Arvin MS 54.25
47 Tennant Zaldy MSM 54.26
48 Peroy Marissa FSM 54.26
49 Kwok Elaine FSM 54.30
50 Wolborsky M J FS 55.02
51 Gumban Ronie MM 55.22
52 Fernandez Miguel MS 55.25
53 Rikitake Kae FS 55.48
54 De Leon Dina FSM 55.52
55 Wesolowski John MM 55.59
56 Ando Mark MM 56.12
57 Marsh MMAN 56.36
58 Montelya Benji FM 56.37
59 Witkamp Sabrah FM 56.38
60 Sosa Dan MSM 57.04
61 Lin Kuan T MO 57.11
62 Tanag Eva FGM 57.43
63 Tenorio Teri FM 56.44
64 Fiesta Melonie FSM 57.48
65 Redman Steven MM 58.32
66 Romero Bernadette FO 59.56
67 Wang Kevin MO 1.00.23
68 Gibson Jennifer FSM 1.00.28
69 Morrison John MSM 1.00.38
70 Calumaya Edgar MM 1.01.01
71 Garcia Jonalen FSM 1.01.42
72 Zamora Zarina FM 1.01.51
73 Sablan Caroline H FS 1.01.58
74 Teramoto Marcy FM 1.02.54
75 Ky Sheila FM 1.03.20
76 Balogot Darlene FO 1.03.22
77 Marjamaa Ronni FO 1.03.28
78 Tardugno Britney FO 1.03.33
79 Mario R-Leen FSM 1.03.36
80 Yu Johnny MGM 1.03.59
81 Oviedo Sonja FM 1.04.52
82 R Layla FS 1.05.01
83 Yamanoi Tamiko FM 1.05.09
84 Estoy Goya FSM 1.05.25
85 Gaerlan Ador MS 1.06.30
86 Byrne Bruce MSM 1.07.08
87 Yu Richard MS 1.07.39
88 Sung Cheryl FSM 1.08.18
89 Teodoro Linda FS 1.08.55
90 Brown Rachel FSM 1.10.28
91 Quindara Eden FM 1.11.29
92 Douglas Rachel FSM 1.11.54
93 Hameister Arthur MS 1.13.40
94 Carmelita FS 1.14.11
95 Byrne Sunny FSM 1.19.32
96 Tayama Theresa FM 1.19.40
97 Bevacqua Robert MGM 1.19.51
98 Moots Kate FS 1.19.56
99 Mac Cabe Julia FMAN 1.20.43
100 Moots Jeffrey MS 1.48.38
101 Palmer Deanna FS 1.48.38
Division winners of the Tsunami 10K road race.

Some of the divisional top winners of the Tsunami 10K road race.

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