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2C Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Runners take off on the bike path at Quincy High School with clouds of colored powder rising up behind them to start the 5K Color Run. The event was a fundraiser for the upcoming Sweetheart of the Mountains pageant. Photo by James Wilson e Course makes runners see colors James Wilson Sports Editor sports@pl u masnews corn Each kilometer run put i participants closer to the :. finish line. Each kilometer run also transformed the . runners into walking and i" : breathing rainbows of sorts. : Runners took off from Quincy High School last Saturday morning to participate in the second annual Color Run. Rather i I than a shot from a gun, the run started with a billow of colored powder being tossed in the air. Every time a runner approached a kilometer mark, he or she was pelted with powder of a different hue. Runners finished the course at Gansner Park, and by the time they were done, there was a lot more color in their lives. Tanah Braswell brought the Color Run to Quincy last summer, as her senior project. Originally, the run was meant to be a one-time event, but due to popular demand she brought it back for year two. Proceeds from registration at this year's run went to support the upcoming Sweetheart of the Mountains pageant at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair. "It went really well this year," Braswell expressed after the run. "People keep telling me they want to do this, so I'm probably going to do it again next year. It's become a new tradition in town." This year's run attracted 60 people -- the same number in attendance as last year. Running wasn't necessary, as was evidenced by the large number of participants wh o walked the course down the bike path. Still, there were a good number of speedsters who ran to win the timed event. Ty Morrison finished first with a time of 21 minutes, 53 seconds. Austin Hagwood placed second, coming in right behind Morrison in 22:04. Jessica Melms placed third overall with a time of 22:22. For those who can't wait for next year to add a little color to their lives and who don't mind the drive, a color run in SacFfimento that is expected to draw 15,000 people is set to take place this Saturday. For more information, go to thecolorrun.com. Plumas Swim Team makes a splash James Wilson Sports'Editor sports@plu masnews:com Last weekend, hundreds of people beat the heat at the Pioneer Pool in East Quincy. The Plumas Swim Team hosted its annual Quincy Invitational swim meet, and 14 teams showed up to compete. The Plumas Swim Team held its own, placing third overall, right behind the Gridley Gators and the Orland Otters. The Plumas Swim Team placed high despite having the disadvantage of a shorter, ll-week Season. The team's success was truly a team effort, with 17 of the team's 52 swimmers placing in the top three of at least one event. Eli Lund was the big winner on the Plumas Swim Team at last weekend's meet. Lund placed first in eight events, and took second in one more. On the girls' team, Savannah Little shined the brightest, with three first placements, two second placements and three third placements. Ben Heaney was the other swimmer on Plumas County's team to take a first-place award. Heaney also took second place in seven events. The brothers Noah and Josiah Hardee both did well. Noah placed second in one event and third in three, while Josiah took second twice. Also on the boys' team, Corbyn Koskinen took two third places, and Parker Carey took one. On the girls' team, Emily Walmer received one second-place award and two for third place. Brystol Beatley, Olivia Dingel, Coco Copeland and Abby Koskinen each placed second in one event. Coragrace Hardee, Kylie Anderson, Riley Gamberg, Emily Lund and Molly Yates each placed third. This group of swimmers gets ready to launch during one of the heats last Saturday morning at the Pioneer Pool in East Quincy. The Plumas Swim Team, made up of 52 local youth swimmers, hosted its annual Quincy Invitational swim meet, which attracted 14 teams in total. Photo by James Wilson 101 mil,00s to go These riders make their way along the 101-mile route in eastern Plumas County as part of the second annual Graeagle Century Ride. The event is one of several organized by the Clio business Community Multisport Events. The racing events business also plans to hold a triathlon in Graeagle on Aug. 31. For more information, go to communitymultisport.com. Photo by James Wilson e Quincy/Susanvzll00' IMCA ;;eries finishes third race AT THE SPEEDWAY LARRY F. DOUGLAS Contributor American Valley Speedway the High Sierra Music Festival at the Quincy Fairgrounds. On Saturday night, July 26, at the third race of the Quincy/Susanville IMCA Mini Series the drivers of the IMCA Modifieds had a pause in their main event as the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department responded to an emergency call. Many spectators remained an extra hour for the final outcome. Bill Pearson of the Pearson family dynasty at American Valley Speedway would lead most of the entire race. The delay had Jeff Olschowka fall from top contender in the series and main. One more race is left to determine the champion of the tour. A new race was added for the hobby stocks. A bidding war was held for spectators to get to ride in one of our hobby stocks. Unlike other racecars, some of the hobby stocks have a seat to accommodate a passenger. Save decks & siding from water damage Downspouts water diverter Custom installation Adds value & appeal to your house 22 Different Colors FREE ESTIMAT0000 ii 2.00Z:708 P i ; Drivers at the American Valley Speedway had one month off in their races for The four-lap dash had the passenger with Joe Blackwell experience a spin while the passenger with Brittney Nieman experienced the thrill of victory. Joe Blackwell led from start to finish in the twelve car Hobby Stock main event. Portola's Dan Diaz and Joe Wirtz were in second and third. Ryan Swensson won his heat race and came in fourth in the main. Dan Ramey won his heat race and finished ninth in the main. During the pause, Dennis Johnson and Jesse Van Kol rebuilt their engines. Dennis had looked good until he tangled with Dan Diaz in their heat race. Jesse had transmission problems that were discovered just before the race. The Hobby Stocks are developing some excellent races. The IMCA Modifieds have developed great races with excellence of competition. The third race of the tour between Quincy and Susanville was no exception. Bill Pearson, Mitch Murphy and Chris Nieman were hot. They finished in the top three spots of the main. Jeff Olschowka was hot before the emergency pause but cooled down to take sixth. Will Zinn took fourth with Erica Buhr in fifth. Chase Nieman was in seventh. In the Mini Stock main event, Lance Bain and Joe Wood finished ahead of Lary Whitebird. Micha Jacobs took fourth with Colby Russell in fifth. Judi Madden is looking for a driver willing to do mechanics on a pickup for the mini stock class. If interested call her at 530-283-2175. She is also taking requests for those wanting to ride in a hobby stock at this Saturday's race. The American Legion is going to dedicate a new American flag before the races begin. For more info check our web page or log on to americanvalleyspeedway. com. 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