10-year-old wins Pear Blossom 10 mile run, female division

Esperansa Morales, from Klamath falls, is the first female to cross the finish line at the Pear Blossom 10 mile run.

Posted: Apr 13, 2019 4:00 PM
Updated: Apr 13, 2019 4:00 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.,-10-year-old Esperansa Morales crossed the finish line with a time of 1 hour and 3 minutes. She's from Klamath Falls and says she's only been training for a month or two.

"In the beginning I had to start hard in order to get a good place. And it's tough but it's all about the mental game and the physical game," says Morales.

She told NewsWatch 12 that if she didn't win, she was ready to try again next year.

The first place male to cross the finish line was 26-year-old Tyler Vandyke. He had a final time of 54 minutes and 24 seconds. This wasn't Vandykes first run, he says he was ran in a 65 mile race before. He's been running since college.

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