Hermosans Outperform Competition in Baby Buggy 10K

Lots of Hermosa Beach women outrun the men in the race.

Hermosa Beach resident Kristin Cooley, 36, outpaced 89 female competitors to be the 2nd woman to cross the finish line in the Baby Buggy 10K race Sunday. The Baby Buggy 10K was part of the 35th Annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K.

Cooley's time of 48 minutes and 21 seconds placed her 19th overall in the race against some 215 runners.

Hermosans Helen Zaks, 33, and Angela Dax, 33, finished 61st and 62nd overall, in times of 56 minutes and 32 seconds and 56 minutes and 34 seconds, respectively.

It took Hermosan Sharon Arduini, 44, a litte more than an hour to complete the Baby Buggy 10K at one hour and 54 seconds. She made it into the top 100, finishing 96th overall.

Walter Hastey, 45, was the first male Hermosan to cross the Baby Buggy finish line, with a time of one hour, five minutes and 54 seconds, finishing 130th overall.

Other Hermosa Beach Baby Buggy runners included Molly Fulbright, Sabrina Terzian, Stacey Armato, Matthew Armato, Bettina Kanno-Munoz, Albert Munoz, Heather Schlosser, DeLaura Gundle, Peter Baldwin and Sara Smildzins. 

The 1st place winner overall was Scott Rickert, 37, Los Angeles, in 36 minutes and 21 seconds. The fastest woman was Allyson Estess, 31, in 41 minutes and 45 seconds.

To give a perspective on running with and without a buggy, the top 10K racer, Anthony Solis, 22, Barstow, finished in 30 minutes and 46 seconds. The top Hermosa finish in the 10K was Andrew Lavey, 25, in 38 minutes and 20 seconds.


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