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Robinson, McTaggart take titles in inaugural Kesugi Ridge run

Harlow Robinson and Shawn McTaggart seized the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, in Saturday’s debut of the Kesugi Ridge Traverse, a mountain/trail run of about 28 miles in Denali State Park.

Allan Spangler led much of the race before Robinson passed him with about 10 miles to go, according to race organizers, and finished in 5 hours, 3 minutes, 39 seconds. 

Spangler earned second place in 5:13:49 and Laron Thomas finished third in 5:32:02.

Taggart won the women’s title in 6:05:50 and finished ninth overall among 40 finishers. Fifty-three runners started the race, which was held in rainy, cold conditions.

Christie Haupert finished second among women in 6:21:11 and Amanda Compton took third in 6:35:53.

Kesugi Ridge Traverse

About 28 miles

1) Harlow Robinson 5:03:39; 2) Allan Spangler 5:13:49; 3) Laron Thomas 5:32:02; 4) Andrew Schirack 5:47:30; 5) Chris Garber-Slaght 5:53:12; 6) Ian Moore 5:53:30; 7) Galen Johnston 6:01:53; 8) Ron Koczaja 6:02:14; 9) Shawn McTaggart 6:05:50 (women’s winner); 10) Joseph Thomas 6:06:00; 11) Ryan Hill 6:08:34; 12) Joseph Nyholm 6:11:29;13)  Dustin Madden 6:15:48; 14) Michael Vander Lugt 6:17:17;15) Christie Haupert 6:21:11; 16) John Wros 6:26:35; 17) Amanda Compton 6:35:53; 18) Robert Adair 6:35:54; 19) Michael Ottenweller 6:43:47; 20) Sylvain Maekelberghe 6:59:15; 21) Dorian Gross 7:01:37; 22) Jennifer Jolliff 7:16:12;23)  Zach Brown 7:19:13; 24) Michael Quimby 7:23:07; 25) Gavin Kentch 7:29:52; 26) Teri Buck 7:47:03; 27) Jiri Korotvicka 7:48:51; 28) Greg Veltkamp 7:56:46; 29) Gina Robinson 8:07:05;30)  Larry Smith 8:07:56; 31) Christine Bennett 8:09:53; 32) Alisa Kincaid 8:09:53; 33) Heidi Conway 8:13:38;34)  Kevin Kincaid 8:37:27; 35) Tracy Houser 8:39:49; 36) Diana Burbank 8:42:13; 37) Susan Stokes 8:42:13; 38) Michelle Wethington 8:42:13; 39) Jackie Minge 8:42:13; 40) Jose Gross 8:50:10.


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