Eeva Latosuo and Aubrey Smith covered a whole lot of ground in a very short amount of time Saturday at Kincaid Park, turning in a dominating effort to win the Women Rock Adventure Challenge. The race was a multi-sport orienteering race that covered a good chunk of the park. Competitors used maps to find 24 checkpoints and they got from one to another in a variety of ways -- running, mountain biking and paddling.
Latosuo and Smith finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes -- almost twice as fast as anyone else. The team of Kelsey Paveglio, Katrina Bombrys and Jessica Kaiser were second in 3:55.
The race, organized by Alaska Adventure Racing, attracted 26 women who competed on 11 teams.
Women Rock Adventure Challenge
1) Pushki Pushers (Eeva Latosuo, Aubrey Smith) 2:06; 2) Michalaskans (Kelsey Paveglio, Katrina Bombrys, Jessica Kaiser) 3:55; 3) Living Life (Lynn Gray, Laura Crawford) 4:07; 4) Team Puls (Jayne Puls, Amanda Walch) 4:08; 5) Thing 1 (Renae Bookman, Dani Mazzotta) 4:16; 6) Thing 2 (Allison Weiland, Michelle Greer) 4:49; 7) The Curious Georgettes (Dagmara Barney, Tracie Lewis, Jennifer Nicholas) 4:53; 8) Dazed and Confused (Danielle Ditlmer, Dana Brokofsky, Bekah Haussner) 4:22; 9) Ray Rae/Anchorage Yoga (Richelle Binkowski, Alisia Ray) 5:01; 10) Bridesmaids (Liberty Kyser, Veronica Pope) 4:52; 11) Immediate Care Divas (Nikita Comstock, Brittany Ingles, Heather Castle) 5:09.
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