The highlight of Sunday's Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5K and 10K runs in Elk Grove was the duel between two swift Sacramento runners, Steven Schenck and Chad Worthen.
Schenck, 25, was able to hold off Worthen, 35, finishing the 6.2 miles (10K) in 33 minutes. Worthen finished at 33:09. Third place went to Paul Smith of Chico at 33:27.
In the women's 10K, Carmichael's Angela Escay (37 minutes) beat Jaymee Marty by 24 seconds. Third place: Stacy Worthen (Chad's wife) at 39:26.
In the 5K, the winners were Mason Moore of Rocklin (16;25) and Midori Sperandeo (18:08).
Saturday's Total Body Fitness Racing events: In the Super Sprint Mountain Bike Triathlon, 21-year-old John Donovan finished first at 46:34, and 12-year-old Nielson Powless finished second at 54:25. The top female was even younger than Powless: 11-year-old Femke Keukenkamp at 1:01.44, with Amy Newton finishing second at 1:03:53. In the Xterra Half Marathon Trail Run: Jeff Moreland (1:20:02) was the top male and Aracekky Clouse (1:34:04) the top female.
Results from Sunday's Xterra Real Mountain Bike Triathlon have yet to be posted. Stay tuned.