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SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL SATURDAY | JULY 23, 2016 WHARF TO WHARF 15 strong fight, but fellow Kenyan, Simon Ndirangu proved to be too much. Ndirangu (27:34) won handedly over the second and third place Americans, Scott Bauhs (27:59) and Ben Bruce (28:08). Oyugi (28:23) rounded out the final four. 2013 Kenyan Nelson Oyugi (27:12.04) easily defeated the defending champion Shadrack Kosgei (27:24.23) and his hopes of winning a record fourth Wharf to Wharf title. Brett Gotcher, who, after not competing in 2012 event, returned to his usual spot as the Wharf to Wharf's top local finisher, taking third in a career-best 27:30.74. Emily Infeld, 23, of Portland, Ore., won the women's race in 30:51.99, easily defeating Ethiopia's Almaz Negede Fekade (31:06.00). Last year's champion, Risper Gesabwa of Kenya, placed third in 31:13.00, while American Stephanie Rothstein Bruce, of Flagstaff, Ariz., was fourth 31:16.23. 2012 Shadrack Kosgei of Kenya won his record third title by fin- ishing in 27 minutes, 20 seconds to beat American Ben Bruce by 19 seconds. U.S. runner Joseph Chirlee finished third with a time of 27:51. In the women's division, Kenyan Risper Gesabwa (30:58) beat Stephanie Rothstein (31:30) of the U.S. and Alemtsehay Misganaw of Ethiopia finished third (31:54). 2011 Silas Kipruto maintained a steady 10-second lead through- out the race, eventually winning in 26 minutes, 56 seconds and dashing fellow Kenyan Shadrack Kosgei's hopes for a repeat victory. Kosgei finished second in 27:12, and Macdonard Ondara [27:32] narrowly edged out Aptos High graduate Brett Gotcher [27:32] for third. Magdalena Lewy Boulet of Oakland outpaced her closest competitor by more than a minute and won the women's race in 30:49. Alemtsehay Misganaw of Ethiopia was second [32:12]. The top local finisher was Scotts Valley's Vanessa Fraser, who took 10th in 35:22. 2010 With a half mile left, Kenya's Shadrack Kosgei broke away from the elite runners to breeze to the finish line in 27 minutes, 1 second for a 10-second cushion over the next closest competitor. His sprint was rivaled on the elite women's side by Ethiopia's Belainesh Gebre, who won in 30:45 -- 48 seconds in front of the next closest competitor. Aptos High and Stanford University grad Brett Gotcher, the top local finisher from 2001-2008, again earned that title as he ran to sixth place overall [27:58] and Santa Cruz's Lindsay Gardina was the top female local finisher [35:40 for ninth] after also accomplishing that feat in 2007 and 2008. J E W E L T H E AT R E C O M PA N Y i n S A N TA C R U Z S TA R S T U D D ED 2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 S E A S O N A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE NEXT TO NORMAL THE BOOK CLUB PLAY THE DANCE OF DEATH SYLVIA Our upcoming year features a star-studded season of powerhouse plays from powerhouse playwrights. We'll put our own stamp on a Tennessee Williams favorite and shake it up with a modern musical that took Broadway by storm. We'll bring you the joy of a shaggy dog's tale and the hilarious group dynamics of book clubs. And we'll discover the magic of Conor McPherson in his version of the August Strindberg drama that inspired classic marriage plays by Edward Albee and others. Visit www.JewelTheatre.net or call (831) 425-7506. Season subscriptions available. THE ONLY YEAR-ROUND PROFESSIONAL THEATRE COMPANY IN SANTA CRUZ CONTINUED ON PG.16

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