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Knight, Smith win Tour of Anchorage 50-Ks

Bryant Brewster, second from left, competes in the 25-kilometer freestyle race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Kirsten Nyquist leads Bradford Nyquist on a section of the coastal trail. Both participated in the 25-kilometer classical event. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Adriana Amaya skis the 25-kilometer classic event. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
River Bean skis the 25-kilometer classic event. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Christine Anderson skis on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Matt Claman skis the 50-kilometer freestyle race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Freestyle skier Abby Amick leads Dan Libbey on the coastal trail. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Rune Christopherson follows Travis Rector in the 50-kilometer freestyle race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Steven Bergt leads Jonathan Kerr and Rick Rogers in the 50-kilometer race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Bryant Brewster, second from left, competes in the 25-kilometer freestyle race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Kirsten Nyquist leads Bradford Nyquist on a section of the coastal trail. Both participated in the 25-kilometer classical event. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Adriana Amaya skis the 25-kilometer classic event. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
River Bean skis the 25-kilometer classic event. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Christine Anderson skis on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Matt Claman skis the 50-kilometer freestyle race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Freestyle skier Abby Amick leads Dan Libbey on the coastal trail. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Rune Christopherson follows Travis Rector in the 50-kilometer freestyle race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Steven Bergt leads Jonathan Kerr and Rick Rogers in the 50-kilometer race. Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester
Cross country skiers hit the city trails between Service High School and APU to Kincaid Park for the annual Tour of Anchorage ski marathon on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Marc Lester

Runner-up three years ago and the third-place finisher last year, Brent Knight of Anchorage on Sunday won the big one - he captured the men's 50-kilometer title in the Tour of Anchorage, a prestigious nordic ski race that attracts Alaska's best.

Knight clocked 2 hours, 4 minutes, 41.8 seconds in the 31-mile race from Service High to Kincaid Park along city trails, much of it on the Chester and Coastal trails.

Knight seized a 42-second victory over 2011 race champion Dylan Watts (2:05:23.9), who was also runner-up a year ago. Eric Strabel finished third in 2:05:25.8.

Aubrey Smith earned the women's 50-K title in 2:30:24 to top Raphaela Sieber (2:33:07) by nearly three minutes. Melissa Lewis finished third in 2:34:14.

The Tour of Anchorage, a staple on the ski scene since 1988, in recent editions has averaged between 1,600 and 1,700 skiers, who compete at 50-K, 40-K and 25-K, with the latter distance including both freestyle and classic techniques.

Kinsey Loan won the women's 40-K in 1:57:44 and John Farr took the men's win at that distance in 1:43:44 for a four-second margin over Jonathan Koenig.

Cara McCulloch claimed the women's 25-K freestyle title in 1:17:28 and Eli Shayer took the men's title in 1:00:12.

The women's 25-K classic race was won by a blast from the past - Nancy Pease is best known for her multiple victories and longstanding course records at Mount Marathon and Crow Pass, two of the most prestigious off-road running races in Alaska.

Pease won Sunday in 1:39:05 to prove she's still got game. Consider that she won the 50-K in 1989, the second year of the Tour, and won the 25-K in 1990. A mere 24 years after her initial Tour victory, she racked her third title.

Henry Loeffler won the men's 25-K classical event in 1:19.31.

 

 

Tour of Anchorage     3-3-2013

 50-K Women

1) Aubrey Smith, 2:30:24.0; 2) Raphaela Sieber, 2:33:07.1; 3) Melissa Lewis, 2:34:14.9; 4) Maya Radonich, 2:36:11.0; 5) Megan Spurkland, 2:36:34.2; 6) Laura Gardner, 2:36:41.3; 7) Rachelle Kanady, 2:36:44.5; 8) Caitlin Marine, 2:36:46.3; 9) Tamra Kornfield, 2:48:20.2; 10) Donna Difolco, 2:49:33.3; 11) Meaghan Laughlin, 2:49:58.6; 12) Aurelie Barnel, 2:51:40.6; 13) Rosalyn Singleton, 2:51:45.1; 14) Caroline Van Hemert, 2:52:21.1; 15) Judy Kanady, 2:53:49.5; 16) Kristy De Yong, 2:54:21.5; 17) Margaret Hillhouse, 2:55:52.1; 18) Ashley Van Beusekom, 2:59:52.0; 19) Rachel Samuelson, 3:01:19.6; 20) Chelsea Frehulfer, 3:03:29.2; 21) Danielle Jerry, 3:11:55.1; 22) Kristan Kelly, 3:13:41.5; 23) Cindy Drinkwater, 3:15:16.8; 24) Liz Brewster, 3:18:07.4; 25) Adrienne Clingenpeel, 3:24:39.6;  

50-K Men

1) Brenton Knight, 2:04:41.8; 2) Dylan Watts, 2:05:23.9; 3) Eric Strabel, 2:05:25.8; 4) Lex Treinen, 2:06:53.4; 5) Cody Priest, 2:09:52.9; 6) Seth Downs, 2:10:03.0; 7) Max Olex, 2:10:36.1; 8) Kenneth Brewer, 2:13:50.8; 9) Andrew Arnold, 2:16:12.6; 10) Galen Johnson, 2:16:13.7; 11) Davis Dunlap, 2:16:35.4; 12) Etienne Richard, 2:17:43.7; 13) Erin Phillips, 2:18:09.2; 14) Mike Kramer, 2:19:52.8; 15) Jan Spurkland, 2:21:39.9; 16) Trond Jensen, 2:22:05.5; 17) Max Kaufman, 2:23:08.9; 18) Will Coleman, 2:23:13.9; 19) Paul Anderson, 2:23:41.6; 20) Christopher Clark, 2:24:01.1; 21) Ben Arians, 2:26:44.1; 22) Lars Spurkland, 2:27:11.1; 23) David Stamp, 2:27:14.1; 24) Rich Suddock, 2:27:16.8; 25) Noah King, 2:27:38.8;  

40-K Women

1) Kinsey Loan, 1:57:44.6; 2) Sara Falconer, 1:59:52.9; 3) Stacey Buckelew, 2:01:23.8; 4) Mona Deprey, 2:01:26.5; 5) Sally Hokanson, 2:01:48.4; 6) Sarah Fischer, 2:04:43.0; 7) Anna Trujillo, 2:06:37.2; 8) Claire Trujillo, 2:06:38.5; 9) Jade Hajdukovich, 2:07:51.5; 10) Brooke Dudley, 2:08:33.3; 11) Pippa Lawson, 2:10:07.1; 12) Emma Tarbath, 2:11:13.8; 13) Heidi Zimmer, 2:11:24.1; 14) Dana Tower, 2:11:38.6; 15) Amanda Delfrate, 2:12:20.5; 16) Amy Schumacher, 2:13:13.7; 17) Karen Hopp, 2:15:16.2; 18) Hannah Pothast, 2:15:28.9; 19) Mikayla Hamlin, 2:15:34.0; 20) Lies Packer, 2:16:17.3; 21) Tracy Zietlow, 2:17:07.0; 22) Sheryl Loan, 2:17:07.9; 23) Jana Linfield, 2:17:50.4; 24) Kelsey Vrem, 2:18:31.1; 25) Dorothy Childers, 2:19:31.5;  

40-K Men

1) John Farr, 1:43:44.4; 2) Jonathan Koenig, 1:43:48.7; 3) Garth Schulz, 1:43:57.1; 4) Andre Lovett, 1:43:58.3; 5) Michael `Wise, Jr `, 1:44:00.1; 6) Davey Biegel, 1:52:56.7; 7) Jan Buron, 1:53:06.7; 8) Hunter Thompson, 1:53:40.9; 9) Lyon Kopsack, 1:54:58.8; 10) Craig Walker, 1:55:58.2; 11) Jim Shine, 1:56:07.0; 12) Luke Cvancara, 1:57:06.0; 13) David Hansen, 1:58:12.3; 14) Fox Michaud, 1:58:27.5; 15) Brad Manderfeld, 1:58:27.8; 16) Ian Jenkins, 1:58:48.5; 17) Wes Tibbetts, 1:58:53.5; 18) Mark Burson, 1:58:59.1; 19) Brandon Schafer, 1:59:54.5; 20) Mike Hajdukovich, 2:00:06.0; 21) Brian Erickson, 2:00:53.2; 22) Chris Backstrum, 2:02:44.2; 23) Eric Sees, 2:03:05.4; 24) Rory Stark, 2:03:12.0; 25) Otto Gilbert, 2:04:30.3;  

25-K Free Women

1) Cara McCulloch, 1:17:28.2; 2) Abby Amick, 1:18:39.7; 3) Tasha Bergt, 1:20:28.5; 4) Jasmine Maurer, 1:22:39.4; 5) Jessica Vetsch, 1:24:31.3; 6) Greer Gehler, 1:24:55.3; 7) Rosa Schmidt, 1:26:57.3; 8) Barae Hirsch, 1:27:33.5; 9) Jenna Difolco, 1:29:33.2; 10) Heather Morton, 1:30:04.0; 11) Annie Connelly, 1:30:36.6; 12) Evie Witten, 1:30:58.5; 13) Germaine Thomas, 1:31:39.7; 14) Joyce Jenkins, 1:32:05.3; 15) Jenni Grunblatt, 1:32:13.6; 16) Diane Ramey, 1:32:14.5; 17) Lindsay Fagrelius, 1:32:25.4; 18) Alice Michaelson, 1:32:29.1; 19) Hannah Moderow, 1:32:56.0; 20) Kelsey Coolidge, 1:33:13.4; 21) Cindy Freistone, 1:33:14.9; 22) Tracie Haan, 1:33:20.2; 23) Sissy Adams, 1:33:30.5; 24) Hannah Booher, 1:34:03.4; 25) Kari Fritzel, 1:34:03.8;  

25-K Free Men

1) Eli Shayer, 1:00:12.7; 2) Luke McLaughlin, 1:10:09.0; 3) Bryant Brewster, 1:11:05.9; 4) Will Timmons, 1:11:47.2; 5) Kevin Donley, 1:11:52.2; 6) Gus Schumacher, 1:12:20.2; 7) Dawson Knopp, 1:12:26.9; 8) Hunter Wonders, 1:14:39.6; 9) Paul Butera, 1:15:01.4; 10) Baby Red Cheetah, 1:16:33.9; 11) Dan Libbey, 1:17:15.3; 12) Luke Jager, 1:17:23.4; 13) Roan Hall, 1:17:23.5; 14) Fred Scheer, 1:17:43.5; 15) Alex Kilby, 1:19:13.8; 16) Cole Deal, 1:19:29.9; 17) Brett Egeland, 1:21:42.3; 18) Alberto Pecere, 1:22:29.6; 19) Austin Weller, 1:22:30.9; 20) Logan Mowry, 1:22:56.0; 21) Anton Clark, 1:23:15.8; 22) Robert Arnold, 1:23:21.0; 23) Noah Ravens, 1:23:40.4; 24) Grant Klug, 1:23:46.7; 25) Mark Larsen, 1:24:17.1;  

25-K Classic Women

1) Nancy Pease, 1:39:05.1; 2) Calisa Kastning, 1:39:41.2; 3) Anna Rix, 1:44:24.2; 4) Deborah Wrigley, 1:48:26.2; 5) Ellen Toll, 1:48:44.8; 6) Annie Brownlee, 1:51:08.3; 7) Julie Truskowski, 1:54:24.2; 8) Becca Ford, 1:58:15.1; 9) Laurie Bassett, 1:59:12.8; 10) Victoria Parsons, 2:00:33.1; 11) Julie Robinson, 2:00:33.8; 12) Mimi Allen, 2:02:42.8; 13) Adelia Myrick, 2:03:09.7; 14) Adriana Amaya, 2:03:18.8; 15) Kirsten Nyquist, 2:04:03.9; 16) Alisa Aist, 2:05:50.0; 17) Libby Kugel, 2:07:26.6; 18) Madelyne Bee, 2:08:51.3; 19) Holly Weik, 2:09:21.8; 20) Molly Mylius, 2:09:55.9; 21) Laure Renkert, 2:09:56.7; 22) Janice Koval, 2:10:01.5; 23) Marcella Dent, 2:10:08.7; 24) Betsy Fischer, 2:12:46.9; 25) Trish Jenkins, 2:14:14.7;  

25-K Classic Men

1) Henry Loeffler, 1:19:31.5; 2) Jason Lamoreaux, 1:23:26.5; 3) Dexter Crowley, 1:26:39.9; 4) Zach Bassett, 1:27:39.3; 5) Matt Falconer, 1:28:08.3; 6) Stacey Moon, 1:28:19.4; 7) Dan Thorsness, 1:28:20.4; 8) Randy Bergt, 1:30:34.6; 9) Fred Stutzer, 1:31:04.5; 10) Hamish Wolfe, 1:31:28.2; 11) John Wood, 1:33:07.6; 12) Erik Hjelm, 1:38:13.5; 13) Dallas Cure, 1:39:58.0; 14) Logan Bean, 1:42:45.5; 15) Andrew Glen, 1:43:17.6; 16) Patrick Wolfe, 1:46:39.5; 17) Ken Leghorn, 1:47:20.8; 18) David Meyers, 1:48:45.3; 19) Christopher Ashland, 1:49:27.1; 20) Ed Lasselle, 1:52:01.5; 21) Terry Kelly, 1:52:49.1; 22) Thomas Warschefsky, 1:53:06.9; 23) Michael Hekkers, 1:53:53.0; 24) Jo Turnock, 1:58:03.5; 25) Vincent Radoff, 1:58:11.3;

 

 

 

 



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