Former Vernon resident Nathan Champness outran the field at the Interior Running Association’s Spring River Run Off in Kamloops.
Champness, a triathlete who now lives in Kamloops, covered the 10-kilometre distance in 33 minutes and 40 seconds.
First woman was Jackie Trautman of Kamloops, who finished 22nd overall, in 42:39.
Vernon’s Alesha Miller, who runs for Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University, was second in the women’s 20-29 age group behind Trautman (and 24th overall) in 43:19. Her sister Christa, who also runs for TRU, was fifth in the age group (39th overall) in 47:21.
Two North Okanagan runners won their age class. Erica Moser of Vernon was first in the F45-49 group (37th overall) in 46:21, and Lynda Proce of Coldstream took the F60-64 class (44th overall) in 48:16. Other North Okanagan results (age group, place, overall, time) included:
Jennifer Monteith, Armstrong (F20-29, 12th, 115th, 1:16:48); Kim Wenger, Vernon (F40-44, 3rd, 64th, 51:27); Laura Heggenstaller, Vernon (F45-49, 5th, 106th, 1:03:33); Cindy Kler, Vernon (F50-54, 5th, 86th, 56:51); Claire Parker, Vernon (F55-59, 10th, 99th, 1:01:42); Margaret Scott, Coldstream (F70-74, 2nd, 111th, 1:07:29); Michael Cotie, Vernon (M50-54, 3rd, 32nd, 44:35); Stephen Joyce, Coldstream (M55-59, 4th, 42nd, 47:56); Henry Proce, Coldstream, M60-64, 6th, 72nd, 52:40), Ken Riegel, Vernon (M65-69, 3rd, 65th, 51:39); Eric Elle, Vernon (M65-69, 5th, 95th, 1:00:59.