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Outside Roundup: Ben Jacques-Maynes nearly makes it a cycling sweep

SENTINEL STAFF REPORT
Posted: 03/19/2010 11:17:44 AM PDT

ROAD CYCLING

Watsonville cyclist Ben Jacques-Maynes nearly made it a sweep at the Madera County Stage Races over the weekend.

On Friday, the Bissell Pro Cycling rider, who will likely compete in the Tour of California, took second in the Ben Hur Hill Climb to teammate Paul Mach. On Saturday, he set a new course record at the Sharon Time Trial in 20 minutes, 39 seconds. And he capped the weekend by winning the 85-mile Daulton Road Race on Sunday.

RUNNING

Dan McKinnon of Santa Cruz won the men's 20-kilometer race and Santa Cruz Endurance swept the female podium in that event at the first Dirty Legs race at Fort Ord near Monterey over the weekend. McKinnon won in 1:38:23 and Samantha Forde finished in 1:45:18 as she, Jennifer Tavella Willoughby and Roxanne Peralez finished 1-2-3 overall. Miriam McKinnon finishing third in her age group.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Jacob Albrecht of Soquel edged Tobin Ortenblad of Santa Cruz to win the Expert men 18-under division of the third CCCX cross country race of the season at Ford Ord on Sunday.

A slew of county riders won their divisions, including: Janel Lodge [Sport women 45+], Mark Howland [Expert men 45-54], Richard Latorraca [Expert men 55+], Andrew Murray [Clydesdale], Mike Martin [Sport Single Speed], Ben Harrold [Beginning men 19-34] and Gordie Swartz [Beginner men 45-54].

DISC GOLF

Tyler McBrian of Scotts Valley is one of eight members of the CSU-Monterey Bay disc golf team, coached by Aptos' Merle Witvoet, who qualified to compete in the Collegiate Disc Golf Championships next month in North Augusta, S.C.

The April 15-18 event includes several hundred competitors representing approximately 40 colleges and universities. CSU Monterey Bay earned a spot in the field after winning the West Coast College Open, held on the university's Cypress and Oaks courses, in November. The Otters go in as the No. 8 seed.


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