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Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:14 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Special to The Explorer

This year's Holualoa Companies 24th Tour of the Tucson Mountains attracted 1,160 participants to a Sunday ride around the mountains, and raised nearly $17,000 for a number of causes.

Cyclists started and finished at Marana Town Hall, riding races of 70 and 27 miles.

Richard DeBernardis, founder and executive director of Tour of the Tucson Mountains, said the day began cool, then transitioned into windy but warm conditions.

Clay Murfet from Youngtown, Tasmania, outdistanced defending champion and countryman Jame Carney by one second to claim the individual men's title in a time of 2:45:28. Eighteen-year-old Rene Corella from Tucson out-sprinted Denny Vaughan from Vail for third place in a time of 2:45:38.

Nicette Quintero, from Bend, Ore., placed first among women in a time of 2:46:16, breaking the 2009 course record by 32 seconds. Tucsonan Judy Jenkins was second in 2:55:54, outsprinting Pat Marzi from Kutztown, Pa.

Gerd Pfister and Susana Martinez from El Paso captured the tandem title in 2:46:14 , finishing in the midst of a 50-cyclist peloton.

David Murray of Phoenix, the men's 27-mile defending champion, won for the third year in a row in a time of 1:18:01. Randi Najac from Chandler was awarded the women's 27-mile title, also for the third time, finishing in 1:24:18.0

The Pizza Hut Fun Ride delighted 129 kids and their parents. Four-year-old Olivia Curcuru from Catalina was awarded the unique Tour Conquistador in the Best Decorated Bike Contest during the Performance Bicycle Grand Cycling awards ceremony.

Beneficiaries this year are the University of Arizona Alumni Association, UPH Children's Center at Kino Campus, TMC Children's Miracle Network, Pima Community College Foundation, Community Food Bank and other Perimeter Bicycling charities. Since its inception, El Tour de Tucson Mountains has welcomed more than 21,000 participants and raised more than $311,000.

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Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

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Swimming (@4 p.m.)

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Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

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Swimming

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