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Records Fall at Lake Sonoma 50

April 15, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Trails, Ultrarunning

Dakota Jones and Joelle Vaught set new course records on a muddy Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, yesterday.

Dakota Jones, of Durango, Colorado, ran 6:17:27, beating Hal Korner’s course record of 7:08:20 that was set in 2010. In fact, the field was stacked with so many ultra-talented ultrarunners, the top seven men, including the 4th place Hal Korner, were under the old course record.

On the women’s side, Joelle Vaught, of Boise, Idaho, set a new course record of 7:52:44, knocking more than 30 minutes off the 8:26:53 set by Devon Crosby-Helms in 2010. As with the men, the top women in this field were throwing down and six of them went under the old course record!

Tyler Stewart, of Novato, was the second woman with 7:56:30. You might remember that Stewart was the women’s winner in her ultrarunning debut at last month’s Way Too Cool 50K.

The top local runner was Jennifer Pfeifer, of El Dorado, who finished 6th in 8:25:56.

Top Finishers:


  1. Dakota Jones – 6:17:27
  2. Timothy Olson – 6:36:56
  3. Nick Clark – 6:51:17
  4. Hal Koerner – 6:57:18
  5. Joe Uhan – 6:59:55


  1.  Joelle Vaught – 7:52:44
  2. Tyler Stewart – 7:56:30
  3. Stephanie Howe – 8:11:51
  4. Denise Bourassa – 8:18:03
  5. Rory Bosio – 8:19:04.
  6. Jennifer Devine-Pfeifer – 8:25:56

As of “press time” complete results were not available. Complete results should be up soon at

Be sure to check out Glenn Tachiyama’s photos of Tim Olsen splashing across Warm Springs Creek.


2 Comments to “Records Fall at Lake Sonoma 50”

  1. I thought Rory Bosio was local.

    • John Blue

      Hmmm…That’s a good question. Our policy for the definition of local is quite vague, so one could easily argue that point.


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