Haller, Robles Top
Kiwanis Mile Field
Caren Haller shattered the freshman girls' record in the Kiwanis Mile Saturday in Camarillo and Efrain Robles broke the boys' eighth-grade record to gain most outstanding honors.
Haller's 5:29 effort erased the 6:12 mile record set last year in the Ventura County Kiwanis Mile at Simi Valley High School.
robles, the younger brother of Fillmore's Francisco who was thrid in the senior boys race, clocked 5:00.6 to wipe out the old record by Steve Smith (5:01.7).
Five other records fell Saturday in the eighth annual run that got off to a late start because of lack of organization.
Becky Engelman opened the day with a record in the seventh-grade 880. She timed 2:29 to erase the previous record by Kim Gonzales, 2:36, who won the girls' eighth grade half-mile.
A 5:25 by junior Bunnie Cruget, from Camarillo High broke Kathy Fulkerson's record of 5:28.4. Fulkerson got into the record-breaking act when she ran away from her competition in 5:39.7 to rewrite the record book in the senior girls' division. The old record was held by Karen Parish of Thousand Oaks at 6:01.1. Ventura College runner Nancy Ramirez turned in a 5:45 to take Beth Milewski's record of 6:04.7 away.
In the seventh-grade boys' race, Lance Winslow ran 5:11.9 to break the record of Paul Smith, 5:20.8.
Camarillo High School senior Ramon Marales ran the fastest mile of the day, 4:29.35. He ran a 4:17.3 in the recent Sunkist Invitational in Los Angeles.
Engelman was the lone double winner as she missed a record try in the seventh and eighth grade girls' run. Her time was 5:36.4, while Michelle Mason holds the record at 5:30.05.
Reprinted from The Press-Courier, February 5, 1978.