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Stull wins cycling hill climb

James Stull was the top cyclist at the Arctic Bike Club's Potter Valley Hill Climb on Friday, the first of four races that make up the spring stage race. Stull finished the 1.9-mile course in 8 minutes, 32.6 seconds, fighting extreme winds most of the way. Jenna App was the fastest woman, finishing in 11:17.9.

The series continues today with two races, a criterium at Elmendorf at 9 a.m. and a time trial at Fort Richardson at 2 p.m.

Spring Stage Series, Stage 1

Potter Valley Hill Climb

Friday's results

Expert Women -- 1) Jenna App, 11:17.9; 2) Janice Tower, 12:17.8. Expert Men -- 1) James Stull, 08:32.6; 2) Will Ross, 08:42.3; 3) Jeff Ellis, 08:45.5; 4)Tim Berntson, 08:50.0; 5) Brent Gorman, 08:51.6; 6) Daniel Folmar, 08:53.6; 7) Adam Looney, 09:00.5; 8) John Lackey, 09:02.7; 9) David Valdes, 09:33.6; 10) Fred West, 09:47.7; 11) Tom Peichel, 09:56.4; 12) Brian Bonney, 10:03.5; 13) Tony Brugliera, 10:21.5; 14) Richard Tilton, 10:37.3; 15) Joey Austerman, 10:47.0; 16) Mike Beiergrohslein, 11:13.2. Junior Girls -- 1) Marielle VanTyyn, 17:31.2; 2) Liszka Bessenyey, 22:32.6. Junior Boys -- 1) Luke Jager, 13:16.2; 2) Jay Gravel, 13:50.7. Beginner Women -- 1) Stacy Kolstad, 13:39.7. Beginner Men -- 1) Robert Cole, 11:29.9; 2) Peter Mejia, 13:51.6. Sport Women -- 1) Deana Watson, 12:26.9; 2) Laurel Brady, 12:41.1; 3) Christina Grande, 13:48.2; 4) Katie Cartee, 14:55.4. Sport Men -- 1) Kep Kroon, 9:53.8; 2) Jacob Wahry, 10:38.7; 3) Keeton Kroon, 10:54.0; 4) Joshua Smith, 10:57.6; 5) Bartlomiej Filipowicz, 11:04.8; 6) Alton Burgess, 11:25.7; 7) Jake Prince, 11:42.3; 8) Matthew Mobley, 12:05.9; 9) Tim Gravel, 12:10.6; 10) Johnny Kay, 14:11.7. Master Women (40+) -- 1) Stacy Steinberg, 12:14.0; 2) Cindy Drinkwater, 12:42.3; 3) Ilona Bessenyey, 15:37.8. Master Men (55+) -- 1) Chris Waythomas, 12:52.6; 2) Peter Lekisch, 13:05.7. Master Men (40+) -- 1) Jens Beck, 09:15.7; 2) Dick Quinn, 09:55.9; 3) Tony Turrini, 10:01.3; 4) Ed Sniffen, 10:12.2; 5) Matt Claman, 11:06.6; 6) Bill Fleming, 11:10.1; 7) Peter Van Tuyn, 11:26.0; 8) Steve Klosiewski, 11:35.6; 9) Kent Muehling, 12:22.4; 10) Jeff Campbell, 12:39.6; 11) Tol Fishburn, 13:36.2; 12) Ed Banas, 13:49.5; 13) Timothy Severson, 14:09.7.