C2CMarquesChacon3 17-year old Marques Chacon leads his twin brother Matthew at the top of Snake Hill at Sunday’s Cove to Clover race. Marques went on to win the race with a time of 18:12.[/caption] Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Under soaking, soggy skies, 468 hearty runners braved the dreaded ‘Snake Hill’ to run the Cove to Clover fundraiser 5K, with 17-year old Marques Chacon crowned the overall winner with a time of 18:12. Last year’s top finisher had a winning time of 19:41, so Marques – who attends Evergreen High School – really picked the pace up. For much of the race, Marques was neck-and-neck with his twin brother Matthew (we thought we were seeing double!), as well as with second-place finisher Kelly MacKay, the early leader. The top female runner was 14-year old Emma Flood, who clocked in at 23:08. The oldest runner to finish was Melvin Gruschow, 73. The oldest woman to finish was Kathleen Vermeire, 70. Of the 468 finishers, here are the Top 10:

1 114 Marques Chacon M 18:13 18:12 5:52 17 71.7 1 M Overall
2 340 Kelly MacKay M 18:51 18:50 6:04 29 68.9 1 M 21-30
3 115 Matthew Chacon M 18:56 18:54 6:05 17 69.1 1 M 17-20
4 594 Ben Wood M 18:58 18:56 6:06 16 69.8 1 M 13-16
5 152 Leo Donlea M 19:41 19:39 6:20 15 68.2 2 M 13-16
6 62 Stuart Ayling M 20:38 20:37 6:39 38 65.4 1 M 31-40
7 233 Erik Harang M 20:56 20:54 6:44 15 64.1 3 M 13-16
8 436 Steve Pirotte M 21:31 21:27 6:55 29 60.5 2 M 21-30
9 96 Bradley Bodle M 21:43 21:39 6:59 26 59.8 3 M 21-30
10 616 Emile Rolland M 21:48 21:44 7:00 33 60.3 2 M 31-40
[caption id="attachment_83691" align="aligncenter" width="490"]C2CEmmaFlood Emma Flood, 14, was the top female finisher.[/caption] Top female finisher:
19 188 Emma Flood F 23:13 23:08 7:27 14 68.1 1 F Overall
Oldest finisher:
277 229 Melvin Gruschow M 38:54 38:21 12:22 73 47.3 1 M 71-99
Oldest women:
171 64 Betsy Backstrom F 33:39 33:32 10:49 65 58.7 1 F 61-70
205 687 Nancy Erickson F 36:33 34:57 11:16 67 57.9 2 F 61-70
  Some local celeb finishers include:
196 King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg
208 Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield
209 SeaTac Mayor/State Rep. Mia Gregerson
Here are some photos from the race, as shot from inside the Burien Toyota Pace Truck (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): P1060693 P1060702 C2CStartline1 C2C2015Start2 C2CMarquesChacon2 P1060968 P1060971 P1060978 For full race results, click here.]]>