November 16, 2013

Pacheco tops at Santa Dash race in Eton

From Staff Reports

— Isaac Pacheco, a North Murray High graduate who now is a freshman distance runner at Dalton State College, easily won the second annual 5K Santa Dash in Eton on Saturday morning in 16 minutes and 15 seconds.

Isabel Salinas, a Southeast Whitfield High sophomore, emerged as the female winner with a 20:23 clocking in the 3.1-mile competition that started and ended at Eton City Park.

Other major winners among the 43 finishers included: males — Pedro Rodriquez, master (40-49), 19:06; Terry Strawser, grandmaster (50-and-over); and females — Robyn Ward, master, 28:33; Rhonda Gage, grandmaster, 24:47.

Proceeds aided the Murray County Community Christmas program.