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Fire Department Open House 5k
BARSTOW • The Barstow Fire Department hosted its second annual Open House 5K Run and 1-mile Kids Run last Saturday.
Both runs started at the Cora Harper Fitness Center and ended at the Barstow Fire Department, after following a cross country-style desert trail.
Among the males, there was a tie for first place. Both Andrew Romano and Miles Lindsay finished the run with identical times of 15:55 and shared the top honors. In second place was Carter Ross with a time of 20:55, with Richard Ross right behind at 21:01.
Macii Griego barely beat out Stephanie Griego for first place in the females’ race, with times of 24:45 and 24:46, respectively. Billie Butts took third at 33:03.
There was also a one-mile run for young kids. Gabriel Bustos, age 10, was the top finisher with a time of 9:05, just seven seconds ahead of nine-year-old Ezekiel Dominguez. Christopher Rodriguez, also nine, was third at 9:43, while John Fierros and Jessie Lara, both eight, tied for fourth place at 9:53. Six-year-old Chase Rodriguez was fifth, clocking in at 10:55.
Jasmine Ortega, age eight, placed first among the girls in the kids run, finishing in 11:00, with nine-year-old Holy Ross second at 11:12. Three six-year-olds followed: Haylee Fjeld (11:58), Saydiie Gray (12:02), and Adelina Starr (12:15).