Sentinel Staff Report

Article Launched: 01/12/2006 3:00:00 AM PST

Simon Vickers didn't want to come between two brothers. That's where he found himself for a while Sunday when he finished second in the sixth and final Central Coast Cyclocross race of the season at Fort Ord. Ben Jacques-Maynes of San Jose had taken first and twin brother Andy Jacques-Maynes of Capitola finished third.

But when the series points were tallied, Vickers of Santa Cruz edged both Jacques-Maynes brothers to win the elite men's overall title with 171 points. Ben Jacques-Maynes finished second 147 and Andy Jacques-Maynes took third 132.

Stella Carey of Soquel finished third in the final elite women's race but it didn't spoil her reign as the series queen. She beat out Ann Fitzsimmons of Morgan Hill for the title, 64-57.

In Juniors 13-under, Santa Cruz made a clean sweep as Noah Karter won the title 114 points, followed by Raymond Mendoza 94 and Oliver Nickell 83.

Other top series finishers from Santa Cruz County included: Mark Howland first of Santa Cruz in the Master Men 35+ A division, Doug Hatfield second of Santa Cruz in Master Men's 45+ A, Brett Lambert second of Scotts Valley in Master Men 35+ B, David Samples of Watsonville in Men's B, Melanie Dominguez second of Aptos in Master Women 35+, Janel Lodge second and Shauna Potocky third of Santa Cruz in the Women's B, Troy Mayfield third of Watsonville in Men's C and Jack Fogelquist third of Scotts Valley in Juniors 14-18.

Among the individual race winners Sunday were locals Pat Schott of Felton racing a single speed, Lainey Aldreidge of Santa Cruz in the Junior Women and Karter in the Juniors 13-under.