Wrong way runners, car chase … But all for a good cause

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Runners are anxious to start the 10K race Saturday morning in downtown Idyllwild.
Photo by Tom Kluzak

The winner of the 5K run was Jacob Boatman of Beaumont, who crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 6 seconds. (That’s a 5.5 minutes-per-mile pace). Photo by Tom Kluzak

The winner of the 10K run was Jayden Emerson. His time was 33 minutes, 18 seconds. A native of Idyllwild, Jayden holds the record for the 10K and ran this one at a 5.4 minutes-per-mile pace. Photo by Tom Kluzak

Levi Pimentel was the winner of the half-mile fun run. It looked like he did have fun. Photo by Tom Kluzak

Race day, Saturday, June 10, Idyllwild at 7 a.m.: Runners and fitness walkers mill around seeking patches of sunlight. Temperatures are in the 40s, about to break 50 degrees. Brilliant light heralds a perfect day for the Idyllwild 5k/10k and Fitness Walk. Completing the picture is Dr. Chip Schelly on the microphone, doing his standup shtick of kidding the crowd.

Local Jayden Emerson, 20, expected to win both the 5k and 10k, brought a friend from Beaumont who had never run the course before, Jacob Boatman, also 20. Emerson decided to run the 10k and Jacob the 5k. “Jayden had said he had shown his friend the course,” said Chip.

So with the sun breaking, and a 5-minute warning sounded, Chip began kidding Boatman who was wearing red, white and blue American flag shorts. “Hey all you runners, just follow this guy in the red, white and blue shorts, and it’ll all be good.”

And they did. At least half of the assembled 5k runners followed Boatman. The problem became that Boatman did not turn right to pass between the Fort and Jo’An’s, which was the correct course. He kept going straight past Suburban Propane toward the Shell station then turned left on Highway 243 with half the runners following behind him. At this point, the Mountain Community Patrol car gave chase attempting to catch and redirect the errant runners. It was like a Mack Sennett silent movie, complete with a comical music soundtrack.

When the Boatman group turned right on Delano, MCP managed to halt them at the dead end, and directed them to turn around. “They [MCP] said their odometer read about 3 miles when they got back from their chase” said Chip, “so it should have evened out.” Five kilometers is 3.1 miles.

This is not a qualifying race and most of the runners took it in good stride, since the purpose of the race is to raise money for Idyllwild School physical education.

Newlyweds Bill and Melissa Whitman finished first in their respective age groups. The Gnomettes, a five-woman team all of whom work at the Gastrognome — Kendra Wines, Brianna Ziegler, Tara Wilson, Amanda Tell and Laura Klingaman — finished together as rules required and donated their winnings to Idyllwild School.

It was a good day — an only-in-Idyllwild day.

2017 Idyllwild 5K/10K walk and run results

5K Fitness Walk Results

Place Name Town Time

1 Gary Weber Idyllwild 00:39:21.0

2 Chantel Antonetti Los Angeles 00:40:40.9

3 Bob Smith Idyllwild 00:41:09.8

4 Sara Cooper Yucaipa 00:43:01.4

5 Anna Monguia San Marcos 00:46:23.9

6 Gigi Kramer Idyllwild 00:47:26.7

7 Jodi Bowden Temecula 00:52:01.6

8 Leann Smith Temecula 00:52:02.0

9 Sidney Nelson Hemet 00:52:25.8

10 Isaac Nelson Hemet 00:52:29.8

11 Karen Neville La Puente 00:53:27.3

12 Claudia Callis Seal Beach 00:54:05.0

13 Cari Devore Hemet 00:54:34.9

14 Kelsi Lehman San Jacinto 00:54:35.2

15 Stephanie Vanderwaal San Jacinto 00:54:35.2

16 Maria Loutzenhiser Idyllwild 00:54:44.9

17 Margie Perales Idyllwild 00:54:45.1

18 Elsa Mejia Palm Springs 00:55:17.8

19 Marky Moore Cathedral City 00:57:19.9

20 Sheri Williams Cathedral City 00:57:20.4

21 Robert Rohlf Riverside 01:00:20.7

22 Monica Murphy Murrieta 01:05:18.3

23 Charles Mcgilvray Hemet 01:05:18.7

24 Carol Dunbar Idyllwild 01:05:48.0

25 Linda Blazo Fallbrook 01:05:48.2

26 Jessika Velador San Diego 01:11:53.6

27 Bobbi Niemeyer Idyllwild 01:17:16.4

28 Linda Hart Aguanga 01:17:17.0

5K Run Results

Place Name Town Time

1 Jacob Boatman Beaumont 00:17:07.1

2 Ryan St.pierre Huntington Beach 00:17:41.4

3 Robert Lizama Los Angeles 00:18:07.3

4 Jason St Huntington Beach 00:18:47.7

5 Michael Velasco Idyllwild 00:19:18.3

6 Daniel Guerrero Argo Circle 00:19:56.0

7 Paul Cruz Julian 00:19:57.7

8 Dylan Rush Hesperia 00:20:02.5

9 Alejandro Cortes Palm Desert 00:20:33.8

10 Bill Whitman Idyllwild 00:20:51.3

11 Josh Wydler Bella Vista 00:21:02.7

12 Micah Hitchcock Idyllwild 00:21:03.0

13 Robert Birch Mountain Center 00:21:05.8

14 Ryan Carver Idyllwild 00:21:10.9

15 Ryan Henninger Hemet 00:21:24.2

16 Ronald Wells Alpine 00:21:35.5

17 Kevin Posey Idyllwild 00:21:41.8

18 Jeremiah Whitney Mountain Center 00:21:51.7

19 Arriana Felix Idyllwild 00:21:54.5

20 Jesse Kates Porterville 00:21:54.6

21 Jared Spearman Palm Springs 00:22:06.9

22 Cheyenne Borello Julian 00:22:17.2

23 Jocelyn Lopez Hemet 00:22:19.7

24 Phoenix Cruz Julian 00:22:25.1

25 Earl Wilson Beaumont 00:22:39.8

26 Zachary Chandler Hemet 00:22:50.7

27 Adrian Hernandez Idyllwild 00:23:03.8

28 Robin Lie Loma Linda 00:23:05.6

29 Jake Sells Los Angeles 00:23:12.2

30 Toby Posey Idyllwild 00:23:20.5

31 Raul Ibarra San Jacinto 00:23:26.0

32 Temet Borello Julian 00:23:28.7

33 Matthew Richardsom Hemet 00:23:29.9

34 John Gallagher Venice 00:23:35.3

35 Dennis Beech Long Beach 00:23:39.7

36 Bill Sayers Palm Springs 00:23:51.2

37 James Callaway Coronado 00:24:06.6

38 Melissa Whitman Newnan 00:24:43.3

39 Craig Lindholm Cathedral City 00:24:52.7

40 Calea Cruz Julian 00:25:14.8

41 Armando Padilla Escondido 00:25:37.8

42 Breanna Sheppard Idyllwild 00:25:55.4

43 Chuck Niemeyer Idyllwild 00:26:09.9

44 Stacey Frantela Ii Long Beach 00:26:43.9

45 Tim Hayes Palm Desert 00:26:45.8

46 Frank Piracci Valley Center 00:27:24.0

47 Jj Nelson Los Angeles 00:27:38.4

48 Riley Arnson Idyllwild 00:27:44.1

49 Brooke Arnson Idyllwild 00:27:44.6

50 Lee Arnson Idyllwild 00:27:46.0

51 Rick Smith Fallbrook 00:28:14.7

52 Tina Monguia San Marcos 00:28:17.5

53 Keith Culver Palm Springs 00:28:27.5

54 Alex Meyer Berlin, Germany 00:28:28.0

55 Bud Piraino Hemet 00:28:43.7

56 Brody Posey Idyllwild 00:28:49.4

57 Ethan Sheppard Idyllwild 00:28:51.2

58 Will Mchargue Yucaipa 00:28:59.0

59 Robert Bryant Palm Springs 00:29:01.2

60 Jason Gutierrez Redlands 00:29:02.6

61 Dean Chantiles Palm Springs 00:29:08.9

62 Vanessa Deleon Studio City 00:29:10.5

63 Marcus Mishica Brea 00:29:25.7

64 Jason Ainge Poway 00:29:31.4

65 Larissa Benigno Winchester 00:29:31.7

66 Noah Whitney Idyllwild 00:29:33.1

67 Camille Fiess Chicago, Il 00:29:50.2

68 Patrick Richardson Palm Springs 00:30:13.5

69 Daryl Wilkes Murrieta 00:30:31.0

70 Shannon Mistr Frisco, Tx 00:30:57.6

71 John Lowry Glendale, Az 00:30:59.6

72 John Burwell Idyllwild 00:31:05.7

73 Laurie Cato-Smith Palm Springs 00:31:12.6

74 Tim Mchargue Yucaipa 00:31:22.0

75 Lawrence Spector Idyllwild 00:31:23.5

76 Jennifer Giesbrecht Frisco, Tx 00:31:23.9

77 Ashlye Bunger San Jacinto 00:31:37.5

78 Anne King Idyllwild 00:31:53.9

79 Dayana Arriaga Los Angeles 00:32:27.0

80 Cheyna Young Los Angeles 00:32:39.9

81 Brian Orlauski Murrieta 00:33:09.7

82 Debbie Smith Fallbrook 00:33:24.6

83 Lorri Bosch 00:33:33.5

84 Shelly Custodio Los Angeles 00:33:37.1

85 Jennifer Marrs Hemet 00:33:46.3

86 Rafael Ojeda San Jacinto 00:33:47.5

87 Jim St. Pierre Huntington Beach 00:34:04.1

88 Richard Williams Coronado 00:34:07.7

89 Zen Hill Julian 00:34:14.5

90 Alana Evans Hemet 00:34:46.3

91 Leanna Stickel Palm Desert 00:34:56.7

92 Angela Barker Idyllwild 00:35:01.1

93 Mona Mojica Long Beach 00:35:10.9

94 Gary Jones Riverside 00:35:39.5

95 John Mcgoldrick Temecula 00:35:45.7

96 Felicia Hill Julian 00:35:48.5

97 Cheryl Basye Idyllwild 00:35:51.9

98 Jim Olson Rancho Cucamonga 00:35:52.5

99 Karen Rohlf Riverside 00:36:01.5

100 Marti Mcclure San Diego 00:36:15.8

101 Jim Mcclure San Diego 00:36:15.8

102 Debbi Kraemer Mountain Center 00:36:45.9

103 Manuel Monguia San Marcos 00:36:49.8

104 Laura Mohlenhoff Bermuda Dunes 00:36:52.3

105 Kathy Johnson Hemet 00:37:23.0

106 Duane Stott Pine Cove 00:37:39.4

107 Anne Mishica Idyllwild 00:37:45.9

108 Brooke Self Simi Valley 00:38:07.4

109 Dave Pelham Idyllwild 00:38:15.6

110 Chic Fojtik Idyllwild 00:38:35.6

111 Michael Spencer Palm Springs 00:39:14.4

112 Pamela Campbell Temecula 00:39:38.8

113 Gladys Paz Yorba Linda 00:39:41.0

114 Jon Paz Yorba Linda 00:39:42.4

115 Jennifer Tyminski Seal Beach 00:39:57.3

116 Jamie Lewis La Quinta 00:40:21.0

117 Terri Dutch Idyllwild 00:41:22.9

118 Hannah Fiess Los Angeles 00:41:36.4

119 Vickie Hazelett Glendale, Az 00:42:07.2

120 Jane Williams Coronado 00:42:43.8

121 Vicki Rempel Idyllwild 00:43:22.0

122 William Cooper Yucaipa 00:43:35.5

123 Robert Pimentel Hemet 00:43:58.0

124 Olivia Pimentel Hemet 00:43:59.6

125 Jessa Smith Idyllwild 00:44:00.8

126 Catherine Smith Idyllwild 00:44:01.4

127 Jane Mcgoldrick Temecula 00:44:28.2

128 Rory Quirin Chino 00:45:11.7

129 Greg Traver Chino 00:45:51.1

130 Amanda Tell Idyllwild 00:46:03.5

131 Kendra Wines Idyllwild 00:46:03.5

132 Brianna Ziegler Idyllwild 00:46:03.6

133 Laura Klingaman Idyllwild 00:46:03.6

134 Tara Wilson Idyllwild 00:46:03.7

135 Blair Fiess St Louis, Mo 00:46:46.3

136 Melinda Burwell Idyllwild 00:47:45.4

137 Dan Mangabat Hemet 00:49:22.4

138 John Brown Idyllwild 00:50:20.4

139 Patricia Saly Idyllwild 00:50:20.4

140 Paul Fiess St Louis, Mo 00:52:16.5

141 Ann Brundage Palm Desert 00:53:48.6

142 Barbara Pelham Idyllwild 00:54:31.4

143 Kyle Loutzenhiser Idyllwild 00:54:48.4

144 John Mejia Palm Springs 00:55:18.1

145 Alfred Landesman Yucaipa 01:00:24.7

146 Seth Lowry Glendale, Az 01:01:41.6

147 Aislynn Bradshaw Hemet 01:02:08.5

148 Rosey Bradshaw Hemet 01:02:16.0

149 Merci Ojeda San Jacinto 01:09:43.0

150 Elizabeth Scott-Jones Riverside 01:09:45.5

10K Run Race Results

Place Name Town Time

1 Jayden Emerson Idyllwild 00:33:18.1

2 Robert Lizama Los Angeles 00:38:02.3

3 Sheldon Subith Hemet 00:40:30.8

4 Adam Borello Julian 00:42:06.4

5 Luis Pimentel Cathedral City 00:42:25.2

6 Anthony Maldonado Idyllwild 00:43:40.9

7 Daniel Gray Idyllwild 00:43:40.9

8 Stephanie Maldonado Idyllwild 00:44:01.1

9 Jon King Idyllwild 00:45:00.5

10 Todd Zino Los Angeles 00:45:06.5

11 Bill Whitman Idyllwild 00:45:23.9

12 Lyle Martin Quartzsite 00:45:29.3

13 Chris Nash Cathedral City 00:45:33.7

14 Ron Ingoglia Yuma, Az 00:45:55.9

15 Cooper Sherman Fallbrook 00:47:26.3

16 Andrew Dubois Playa Del Rey 00:47:35.6

17 John Hagerty Hemet 00:47:40.1

18 Terese Moya Idyllwild 00:47:43.5

19 Destiny Ramsey Hemet 00:48:13.0

20 Ric Moxley Idyllwild 00:48:16.9

21 Jerry Panagos Seal Beach 00:48:22.2

22 Jeff Adams Idyllwild 00:48:49.4

23 Joshua Rodriguez Indio 00:49:54.5

24 Remy Merritt Los Angeles 00:49:55.3

25 Ari Gordon Manhattan Beach 00:50:09.8

26 Berto Moya Idyllwild 00:51:03.1

27 Kenneth Vergonet Palm Springs 00:51:04.4

28 Jessica Mortus Hemet 00:51:27.3

29 Mark Dean Idyllwild 00:51:29.0

30 Tim Hayes Palm Desert 00:52:41.5

31 Erich Rempel Idyllwild 00:53:52.7

32 Colin Thomas San Diego 00:54:14.2

33 Britt Smith Los Angeles 00:54:43.2

34 Stephen Robb Idyllwild 00:55:22.8

35 Joe Sherman Fallbrook 00:56:55.8

36 Dean Chantiles Palm Springs 00:58:19.1

37 Matthew Fiess Los Angeles 00:58:57.9

38 James George Corona 00:59:16.3

39 Jim Metts San Diego 01:01:17.7

40 Jennifer Giesbrecht Frisco, Tx 01:03:55.2

41 Darien Martus Idyllwild 01:06:18.4

42 Marci Tiel Yucaipa 01:06:36.2

43 Matt Andrei Hemet 01:06:44.3

44 Shawndra Andrei Hemet 01:07:16.6

45 Shannon Mistr Frisco, Tx 01:07:54.3

46 Daniel Reynolds Hemet, 01:08:07.7

47 Paul Browne Buena Park 01:11:16.1

48 Robert Pimentel Hemet 01:11:20.7

49 Julie Ahern Orange 01:11:21.2

50 Sandi Gomez Brea 01:11:51.0

51 Susan Vitek La Mesa 01:12:29.8

52 Gloria Klobucher Irvine 01:17:17.0

53 Patricia Horkey Mountain Center 01:50:37.9

54 Carol Rondeau Idyllwild 01:50:38.8

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