Berington recognized for dog care
Kristy Berington of Kasilof took home the Humanitarian Award for dog care and Wade Marrs of Knik claimed the Sportsmanship Award at Monday’s Tustumena 200 banquet in Kasilof.
Award-winners for the 100-mile race were Malinda Tjelta of Sheyenne, N.D., who won the Humanitarian Award, and Emily Thiem of Clam Gulch, who took the Sportsmanship Award.
The race victories went to a father-and-son combo — Mitch Seavey won the 200-mile race and his son Conway captured victory in the 100-mile race.
1) Mitch Seavey, 2) Ray Redington, 3) Jeff King, 4) Paul Gebhardt, 5) Wade Marrs, 6) Ken Anderson, 7) Ellen Donoghue 8) Travis Beals, 9) Kristy Berington, 10) Robert Bundtzen, 11) Roger Johnson, 12) Kelly Maixner, 13) Christian Turner, 14) Clifton Cadzow, 15) Jamie Nelson, 16) Anna Berington, 17) Ramey Smyth, 18) Jo van Randen, 19) Aaron Kershner, 20) Curt Perano, 21) Laura Allaway, 22) Jeff Hemann, 23) Miriam Osredkar, 24) Debbie Moderow, 25) Cliffy Ward, 26) Marilyn Storey, 27) Alex Buetow, 28) Philip Walters, 29) Adam Lang. Scratched — Karin Hendrickson, Robert Bear, Robert Forto, Michael Suprenant, Nicolas Petit.
1) Conway Seavey, 2) Ben Harper, 3) My Dzung Osmar, 4) Dean Osmar, 5) Emily Thiem, 6) Nancy Johnson, 7) Malinda Tjelta, 8) Jane Adkins, 9) Leon Mensch, 10) Frank Habermann, 11) Edda Jessen.
Alaskans head home from Special Olympics
Paul Standen of Wasilla and Bryce Knight of Anchorage will both bring home multiple medals from the recently concluded Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Standen captured three medals — gold in the 400-meter snowshoe relay, silver in the 200-meter individual snowshoe race and bronze in the 100-meter individual snowshoe race.
Knight won silver in the men’s advanced super-G race and bronze in the advanced giant slalom. He finished fourth in the advanced slalom.
Also claiming a medal was Kinna Ledger of Homer, who collected a bronze for her third-place finish in the 50-meter cross-country ski race. She also participated in the 100-meter cross-country ski race.
Misty Cunitz of Anchorage racked up fifth-place finishes in the novice slalom and novice super-G alpine races and placed seventh in the novice giant slalom.
An airport welcome for the returning athletes and snowshoe coach April Ney is planned for Friday when the group returns from South Korea. They are due to arrive at 4:30 p.m.