Sled dog racing: Rasey starts with win

Kris Rasey was the top musher in the first points race of the Alaskan Sled Dog Racing Association's season, the New Year's Day races at Tozier Track.

Rasey won the eight-dog division, completing an eight-mile race in 26 minutes, 9 seconds -- 20 seconds ahead of Kourosh Partow (26:29). Morgan Summers, who raced with seven dogs, was third at 27:49.

Alaskan Sled Dog Racing Association

New Year's Day races

At Tozier Track

Points race No. 1

Eight dogs (eight miles) -- 1) Kris Rasey, 26:09; 2) Kourosh Partow, 26:29; 3) Morgan Summers, 27:49; 4) Mari Wood, 28:24; 5) Dalton Baines, 28:58; 6) John Wood, 33:08; 7) Dan Kaushagen, 34:00.

Six dogs (six miles) -- 1) Kim Wells, 18:24; 2) Alea Robinson, 20:07; 3) Kourosh Partow, 20:31; 4) Susan Selzer, 21:21; 5) Amy Maclean, 21:23; 6) Katie Wood, 23:27. Four dogs (four miles) -- 1) Pam Schamber, 11:09; 2) Kathy Faryniarz, 11:26; 3) Kris Rasey, 11:56; 4) Norm Hayashi, 12:17; 5) Steve Cole, 12:27; 6) Deb Summers, 12:37. Three dogs (2.3 miles) -- 1) Cheryl Cunningham, 9:19; 2) Kittie Wellman, 9:49; 3) Lois Rockcastle, 10:06; 4) Annie Grenier, 10:50; 5) Helena Wisniewski, 11:12; 6) Amy Engeberg, 11:13; 7) Katie Van Duine, 21:28.

Junior points race

Seven dogs (eight miles) -- 1) Andy Noble, 27:23. Five dogs (six miles) -- 1) Nick Cole, 20:12; 2) Zada Maruskie, 21:22; 3) Katie Diets, 25:30. Three dogs (four miles) -- 1) Tyler Christensen, 14:23; 2) Zach Maruskie, 14:37; 3) Beth McCullough, 22:54; 4) Aila Berrigan, 24:55. Two dogs (2.3 miles) -- 1) John Wellmann, 9:44; 2) Carmen Parsons, 9:56; 3) Sophie Bacon, 10:13; 4) Mia Anderson, 10:57; 5) Chloe Beveridge, 11:47; 6) Joe Christensen, 13:25; 7) Shannon Wellmann, 14:14.



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