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CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — Sergio Morales of Klamath Falls won his fourth Crater Lake Rim Run marathon title Saturday, setting his own personal course record by crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 47 minutes, 7 seconds.

Morales won comfortably, finishing over 15 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Andrew Nelson, who ran the course in 3:03:55. Morales has won the Rim Run every time he has raced, including three in a row before having to sit out due to an injury last year.

Each year Morales has improved his time. His first winning time was 2:53:38, and he’s been slowly closing in on the course record of 2:34:38.

For about the first quarter of the race Morales ran alongside his daughter Esperansa Morales, who won the women’s division of the 6.7-mile race and was third overall. Esperansa, who won the women’s division of the Pear Blossom Run (10 miles) as an 11-year-old in April, ran the 6.7-mile race in just 40:42, only a minute off the course record.

Grace Hooberwon took the women’s crown in 4:43:49, and was sixteenth overall.

Another Klamth Falls resident dominated, winning the half marathon race. Ben Blake finished in 1:27:21, almost 6 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Ryan Sullivan, and the top female, Erica Hunsberger, was close behind in third. As a senior last year at Klamath Union, Blake finished 10th in the Class 4A cross country state championships.

Michael Rotellini won the men’s 6.7-mile race in 39:19.

The course is a grueling series of climbs around the rim of the lake, with the elevation reaching 7,850 feet above sea level.

TOP 25

MARATHON

1, Sergio Morales, 2:47:07; 2, Andrew Nelson, 3:03:55; 3, Mark Buckner, 3:05:49; 4, Doug Zimmerman, 3:39:28; 5, Malika Waschmann, 3:46:36; 6, Stanislav Levental, 3:55:59; 7, David Buscho, 4:01:48; 8, Eric Kent, 4:08:35; 9, Marc Larson, 4:10:43; 10, Oleg Vetrov, 4:14:44; 11, Greg Carlson, 4:16:08; 12, Cameron Glasscock, 4:23:59; 13, Christopher Leming, 4:28:12; 14, Shawn Sorensen, 4:32:38; 15, Rick Armstrong, 4:38:55; 16, Grace Hoober, 4:43:49; 17, Christine Strom, 4:43:59; 18, Gleb Velikanov, 4:44:13; 19, Mae Lucey, 4:44:14; 20, Jason Howard, 4:45:16; 21, Ethan Gottlieb, 4:46:43; 22, Mccall Hollie, 4:46:43; 23, Stephen James, 4:48:33; 24, Richard Ritchie, 4:49:47; 25, Karina Pack, 4:50:08.

HALF MARATHON

1, Ben Blake, 1:27:21; 2, Ryan Sullivan, 1:33:12; 3, Erica Hunsberger, 1:33:49; 4, Dan Blak, 1:34:32; 5, Julia Kehr, 1:43:42; 6, Linsie Fisher, 1:45:42; 7, Gaofeng Zhu, 1:47:20; 8, Mark Fisher, 1:49:24; 9, Alison Weaver, 1:50:49; 10, Merik Smith, 1:54:09; 11, Kara Barnes, 1:54:14; 12, Ann Bernert, 1:56:33; 13, Faerynn Glasscock, 1:56:48; 14, Russell Morgan, 1:57:34; 15, Ana Meyer, 1:58:16; 16, Erica Pohl, 1:58:56; 17, Allison Kwesell, 1:54:05; 18, Nate Lindsey, 1:54:20; 19, Brandon Behrens, 1:59:30; 20, Samuel Leineweber, 2:00:22; 21, Michael Stackley, 2:00:30; 22, Kyle Spycher, 2:00:31; 23, Brent Palmer, 2:01:55; 24, Zaina Sufi, 2:03:32; 25, Alison Mccully, 2:04:23.

6.7 MILE

1, Michael Rotellini, 0:39:19; 2, Daniel Lindstrom, 0:40:09; 3, Esperansa Morales, 0:40:42; 4, Michael Kesy, 0:42:56; 5, Adam Patisteas, 0:45:02; 6, Michael Bishop, 0:48:55; 7, Nicolette Coffman, 0:49:15; 8, Dan Shuck, 0:49:31; 9, Bryan Bogh, 0:56:08; 10, Ron Johnson, 0:58:23; 11, Allison Clark, 0:58:36; 12, Michael Hargitt, 0:58:37; 13, Skyler Wilson, 0:59:10; 14, Emily Giudice, 0:59:35; 15, Natalia Martin, 0:59:36; 16, Kelsey Lanphear, 1:00:11; 17, Wanda Mcnealy, 1:00:23; 18, Jason Hyde, 1:00:41; 19, Joseph Saltenberge,r 1:01:41; 20, Cole Saltenberger, 1:01:44; 21, Mark Clauss, 1:02:26; 22, Erin Jensik, 1:02:32; 23, Sylvia Tam, 1:02:46; 24, Tami Timm, 1:03:04; 25, Jade Roybal, 1:03:40.

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Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneBen Blake of Klamath Falls makes his way through 10 miles winning the Crater Rim Run 1/2 marathon Satruday at Crater Lake.
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Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSergio Morales hugs his daughter Esperansa check out his trophy after winning the Crater Rim Run marathon Satruday at Crater Lake. Esperansa won the womens division and palce 3rd overall in the 6.7 mile event.
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Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSergio Morales pushes through the 10-mile maker winning the Crater Rim Run marathon Satruday at Crater Lake.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneSergio Morales pushes through the 10-mile maker winning the Crater Rim Run marathon Satruday at Crater Lake.