|Super Bowl Sunday 10k
Redondo Beach, CA - Feb. 3, 2002
The course was exactly the same as in previous years. It started
just north of the Redondo Pier and headed north along King
Harbor. There was an uphill as the course looped inland and then
south. Looping back at the south end in Torrance, it returned to
a coastal street above the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Passing the Redondo Pier, there was a nice downhill just before
the finish line.
This year's race was a shootout among local skaters. The lead
packed maintained a steady, although not that fast, pace from
the start. Gradually, slower skaters began to fall off as a few
ineffective breakaways were attempted.
Coming back north on the coastal street around mile 3.5, Scott
Wolf (Sonic) decided to pick up the pace. Mikael Weitze (BSI)
was the only skater who had enough energy to give chase and they
gradually pulled away. These two managed to stay in front for
the remainder of the race.
Scott Wolf won the race, crossing the finish over two minutes
ahead of the chase pack. Mikael Weitze, still out of sight,
finished second. The chase pack's final sprint began before the
last downhill. In the end, Neal Lucey (BSI) outpowered the rest
to take third overall.
There were significantly less women participants this year, but
not in competitive spirit! Aimee Printzen displayed another
impressive race with her victory, crossing the finish line
alone. She had mingled with the lead men's pack for part of the
race. SDSE's own Wendy Holbert took third in her original
San Diego Street Elite participated in full force and was the
largest team represented again. Not only that, SDSE cleaned up,
as evidenced by the number of times members appeared on the
Brandon Thorsten - 2nd place age
Brenda Houser - 2nd place age
Carl Yee - 1st place age, 4th place overall
Cathy McCormick - 3rd place age
Cyndi Matsuda - 1st place age
Howard Yeh - 1st place age, 6th place overall
Ivan Lebedev - 2nd place age
Lineal Pelton - 1st place age, 6th place overall
Pat McCormick - 1st place age
Wendy Holbert - 1st place age, 3rd place overall
Congratulations on an impressive performance!
Thank you to Audrey Winthrop for organizing the skate portion
of the Super Bowl Sunday 10k every year. This year's move of
the awards ceremony into the scenic Asahi Beer Garden gave
skaters even more exposure to the general public.
Results and pictures will be posted to the SDSE web site as
they become available. In the meantime, Richard Nett has posted
some pictures he took of the awards ceremony at