Prized Western States slots doled out

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Nearly 2,000 brave souls entered the lottery to run the Western States Endurance Run next June. More than 260 got their wish last week at Placer High as officials drew names to determine who would fill the roster for the 2012 race. Of the total of 366 participants at Western States, 322 are from the United States and 134 of those are from California. Among the local participants will be: Chris Conwell (Cool), Steve Holden (Meadow Vista), Michael Huss (Auburn), Matt Keyes (Auburn), Jack Meyer (Foresthill), Bill Rose (Loomis), James Ross (Auburn), David Schurr (Cool), Scott Smith (Auburn),Elke Truscott (Auburn) and Kim White (Auburn). ~ Todd Mordhorst