Anchorage's Madeleine Boutet finished sixth Wednesday in the girls 15-16 age-group road race at the USA Cycling National Championships in Augusta, Ga.
Boutet, 15, launched a solo attack on the final hill of the 55-kilometer (34.18-mile) course and held the lead until the final 100 meters. She was one of six riders clocked in 1 hour, 43 minutes, 6 seconds -- Claire VanEkdom of Chevy Chase, Md., won the race.
Boutet in 2011 finished sixth in the cross country event in the 13-14 age group at the mountain biking nationals.
Two registration days remain
Online registration is closed, but runners can still register for Saturday's 39th annual Mayor's Marathon on Thursday and Friday by visiting the marathon Expo at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 E. 6th Ave.
The Expo runs 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
Mayor's offers the 26.2-mile marathon, 13.1-mile half-marathon, 5-miler, 1.6-mile Youth Cup, and this year also offers the return of the marathon relay.
As of Wednesday, nearly 4,000 runners had registered for events -- that breaks down to nearly 3,800 in individual races and nearly 200 in the relay.
For more information, go to mayorsmarathon.com.
TRACK & FIELD
Chelimo Academic All-America
UAA junior Micah Chelimo, the NCAA Division II track national champion at 5,000 meters, is also strong in the classroom.
The native of Kenya, who earned a 3.41 grade-point average in engineering, has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division II men's track and field/cross country second team.
The team is voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Chelimo, who was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Male Track Athlete of the Year and copped the same honor in the West Region, became the second national champion in UAA's track and field history. He also finished runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at nationals.
Frary wins overall title
Dale Frary of Chugiak won the 300-shot handicap marathon and did well enough in two other events to earn the High Overall award last weekend in the 2012 Handicap Marathon Trapshoot at the Birchwood Recreation Shooting Park
Frary, who lost a shoot-off to Louie Castro of Anchorage for the doubles title, hit 651 of 700 overall targets. Overall runner-up John Ulsher of Anchorage hit 630 of 700 targets.
Dave Kaiser of Chugiak won the 16-yard singles championship for the second straight year.
2012 Handicap Marathon Trapshoot
At Birchwood Recreation Shooting Park
Winner -- Dale Frary, Chugiak, 651 of 700. Runner-up -- John Ulsher, Anchorage, 630 of 700.
Winner -- Dave Kaiser, Chugiak, 194 of 200. Class A -- Carol Inman, Anchor Point, 192. Class B -- John Ulsher, Anchorage, 193. Class D -- Judy Herrick, Eagle River, 181. High Lady -- Ellen Provost, Anchorage, 172.
Winner -- Louie Castro, Anchorage, 183 of 200 (Won shoot-off against Dale Frary). Class B -- Dale Frary, Chugiak, 183. Class C -- Carol Inman, Anchor Point, 178. Class D -- John Ulsher, Anchorage, 166.
Champion -- Dale Frary, Chugiak, 279 of 300. Runner-up -- Andy Blore, Chugiak, 278. 18-23 yards -- Jennifer Greary, Wasilla, 274. 24-27 yards -- Wayne Jensen, Anchorage, 265. High Lady -- Carol Inman, Anchor Point, 259. High Veteran -- Dave Jensen, Anchorage, 272. High Junior -- Mike Armstrong, Anchorage, 159.