Pueblo West High School senior Mike Cernoia pulled away from Joe McDaniel and Peter Maksimow with two miles to go to win the Pikes Peak Road Runners' Winter Series No. 2 long-course (8-mile) race in 45:40, Saturday at El Pomar Youth Sports Park. McDaniel, 28, placed secind in 45:43. Maksimow, 32, who won the first race of the series Jan. 8 on the Cheyenne Mountain State Park trails, finished third in 46:28.
In the women's 8-miler, Stephanie Meredith, 28, claimed her second win of the Winter Series with a time of 55:52. Meredith was also the long-course champ in the 2010 Grand Prix of Running.
Letitia Dusich, 29, was second in 57:28, followed by Cathi Webber (41, 59:32).