Page Star, Triathlete Win Monsoon 5k

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Levi Lomeland, one of the finest high school cross country runners in the state, and Cynthia Pool, a triathlete who just moved to Tonto Basin from Pennsylvania, won the men's and women's championships of the Monsoon 5K.

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Page High School running sensation Levi Lomeland ran his way to a course record of 16:38 at the 2004 Monsoon 5K run. Lomeland out-dueled Payson High School runner Carlos Lopez for the championship.

The annual run was Aug. 7 in Green Valley Park.

Lomeland was clocked in at 16:38 and Pool turned in an ET of 19:36.

Following the race, Pool said the clocking was the best 5K time she had turned in the past year.

After covering the first mile of the 3.1-mile course in 5:37, Pool struggled in the final going.

"I was really hurting that last mile," she said.

Pool outdueled former Lady Longhorn cross country and track and field star Rachelle Jones who was second in 20.54.

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Tonto Basin resident Cynthia Pool won the overall women's championship at the 2004 Monsoon 5K run Aug. 7 at Green Valley Park. Pool finished the course with a time of 19:36.

As Lomeland approached the finish line near the Veterans Memorial in GVP, his natural stride and obvious speed drew "oohs" and "ahhs" from a group of onlookers than included Payson High School cross country coaches Chuck Hardt and Chuck Yale.

Both are familiar with the exploits of Lomeland who teamed with his brother, Leif, to lead Page High School to the Class 4A state championship.

Page competes in the same 4A Grand Canyon region as does Payson High School.

Although Payson had some fine cross country runners last season, the one-two punch of the Lomeland connection thwarted any championship thoughts the Horns harbored.

In the state finale at Anthem, where the course was about the same distance as the Monsoon run, Levi was timed in 16:3.21 and finished ninth overall. His brother was the individual 4A state champion.

Lomeland was in Payson visiting his grandparents and has been training locally running about 100 miles a week.

Second-place honors in the men's division were taken by PHS sophomore Carlos Lopez.

More results

Male

12 & Under

Cypress Gorry 27:25

13-19

Levi Lomeland 16:38 (new record)

Carlos Lopez 17:40

Carlan Pontious 17:51

Tanner Morgan 18:15

Dustin Hacker 22:06

Johnny Malloy 22:21

Louis Copelli 22:27

Chad Lammers 22:57

Kyle Youngcourt 25:53

Andrew Hlavacek 26:28

20-29

Dennis Foil 21:29

Martin Garcia 21:34

Daniel Malloy 22:29

Jesse Clark 23:46

Chris Tenney 24:42

30-39

Andy Durst 22:18

Jaret Tenney 24:41

Kye Evans 30:57

40-49

Wayne Gorry 21:09

Mark Lorentz 23:50

Mike Igielski 23:56

Derin Wala 24:02

Tim Fruth 25:33

Scott Nossek 25:54

Aaron Valdez 27:40

Victor Henderson 35:23

Doug Haggard 40:51

50-59

Ray Pool 22:28

Ted Durst 24:21

Mike Foil 25:01

Bob Johnson 25:28

60-69

Fred Griffin 23:37

Ken Cohen 25:36

70 & Over

Tom Cooka 24:34

Jim Duffy 40:59

Female

12 & Under

Emma Randell 38:32

Julie Gibson 38:33

13-19

Rachelle Jones 20.54

Lana Cluff 23:10

Tiffany Moore 34:30

Ashlee Sexton 43:45

Jessi Davis 43:46

20-29

Jennifer Plumb 25:27

Roxanne Lyons 27:59

LeeAnn Owens 28:25

Lindsay Butler 38:58

Terry Clark 50:44

30-39

Linda Gibson 22:49

Carolyn Fruth 23:22

Karen Evans 25:14

Kris Dieball 29:54

Kathy Ingielski 30:25

Lisa Youngcourt 31:35

Nila Pittam 31:54

Ramona Copelli 32:37

40-49

Cynthia Pool 19:36 Top female

Shannon Bielke 34:31

Rose Jaskulski 41:52

50-59

Maria Cohen 29:32

Debra Colbertson 33:07

60-69

Celeste Allen 41:43

Lynn Shalaby 46:58

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