Gilbert, McAdam win at Boney Mountain
XTERRA hit the trails last weekend in Southern California, at the Boney Mountain State Wilderness area where over 500 runners gathered for the 6km and 21km events. Runners were treated to near perfect conditions, mid to high 60's with a bit of cloud cover that warmed up to nearly 70 degrees by the end day.
"The terrain was some of the most unique as a huge fire came through the area last may" said Race director Brendan Lindner, "So what used to be filled with oaks, vegetation, etc, was a barren wasteland, think of moon scape."
Chris Gilbert finished with the half-marathon victory besting Jonathan Toker by nearly two minutes and Oscar Orozco in third.
For the women Jessica McAdam ran away with the victory nearly five minutes ahead of Jennifer Todd and Jessica Stern.
The men's 6km belonged to the young runners, Connor Dunne, 16, with Cade Ruble, 15, placing second and Trevor Soder, 16, in third.
Likewise, for the women, fifteen year-old Nicole Burch ran away with top honors as Joanna Nygren, placed second and Lora Zagnoli third.
Top 3 - 21km
1. Chris Glibert 1:29:33
2. Jonathan Toker 1:31:47
3. Oscar Orozco 1:36:20
1. Jessica McAdam 1:46:54
2. Jennifer Todd 1:52:05
3. Jessica Stern 1:57:05
Top 3 - 6km
1. Connor Dunne 27:50
2. Cade Ruble 29:24
3. Trevor Soder 31:37
1. Nicole Burch 33:48
2. Joanna Nygren 35:45
3. Lora Zagnoli 38:19