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Alaska Sports Digest for July 12

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published July 12, 2014

CYCLING

Loans win 50- and 100-mile time trials in annual Fireweed 400

Kinsey Loan topped a field of 21 women and five men to win the 50-mile time trial, one of several long-distance bicycle races over the weekend in the annual Fireweed 400, and her mother, Sheryl, captured the women's 100-mile time trial.

Kinsey Loan clocked 2 hours, 11 minutes, 42 seconds, nearly two minutes faster than men's winner Mark Fairbanks.

Sheryl Loan covered 100 miles in 4:54:46, which placed her fifth overall among five women and seven men in that time trial.

Martin Remmer won the men's 400-mile solo division, from Sheep Mountain to Valdez and back, in 26:48:15 and Lael Wilcox won the women's 400-mile solo in 27:00:37.

In the 200-miler, Brendan McKee won the men's time trial in 10:17:37.

Fireweed 400

Saturday's top finishers

200 miles

Two-woman team —1) Liz Butera/Amy Johns 11:37:19.

Two-person male — 1) Fred Harbison/Eric Breitenberger 8:30:49.

Two-person mixed — 1) Petra Davis/Mark Davis 10:33:35.

Four-person female — 1) Nancy Hanneman/Karin Gillis/Gail Koepf/Johanna Underwood 11:23:05.

Four-person male — 1) Matt Claman/Alex Bryner/Tim Lamb 9:33:49.

Solo men's ride — 1) Gregory Deemer 11:31:43; 2) Brant Grifka 12:30:21; 3) Paul Schipperke 13:08:14.

Solo men's time trial — 1) Brendan McKee 10:17:37; 2) Brian Wright 13:10:02.

100 miles

Women's time trial — 1) Sheryl Loan 4:54:46; 2) Meredyth Richards 5:23:57; 3) Deana Watson 5:33:28; 4) Heather Campfield 5:59:10; 5) Shannan Baergen 8:03:47.

Men's time trial — 1) Eric Flanders 4:27:24; 2) Riley Troyer 4:28:03; 3) Manx Quayle 4:35:33; 4) Pete Johnson 4:51:45; 5) Aaron Ramirez 6:16:34; 6) Kurt Skoog 6:34:45; 7) Andy Moderow 7:10:22.

400 miles

Two-man teams — Leonard Fancher/Matt Tanaka 26:38:07.

Four-man teams — David Roes/Troy Baker/ Malcolm Markwell/Carl Evans 23:20:53.

Four-person mixed teams — 1) Valerie Massie/Katie Krehlik/Adam Martinez/Dylan Anthony 22:37:08; 2) Jennifer Davis/Howard Levine/Brian Swartzentruber/Larry Levine 23:29:59; 3) Andrea Tesch/Charlie Tesch/Phil Hunter/George Nolan 24:26:55; 4) Pam Cravez/Emma Lohr/Glenn Cravez/Bob Lohr 26:53:39

Solo women — 1) Lael Wilcox 27:00:37; 2) Janice Tower 28:23:19.

Solo men — 1) Martin Renner 26:48:15; 2) Buzz Scher 28:42:17.

50 miles

Women's time trial — 1) Kinsey Loan 2:11:42; 2) Stacey Kolstad 2:17:08; 3) Stacy Dayley 2:33:09; 4) Heather Hogge 2:43:08; 5) Janus Reyes 2:44:35; 6) Janet Smalley 2:46:24; 7) Sissy Adams 2:48:31; 8) Emilia Zeller 2:50:13; 9) Maggi Arend 2:50:15; 10) Kimberly Bush 2:53:56; 11) Bonnie Wanat 2:56:03; 12) Gloria Menzel 2:57:30; 13) Kerry Reardon 2:59:38; 14) April Erickson 3:00:05; 15) Darcy Holt 3:02:32; 16) Charla Lee 3:04:41; 17) Andrea Stern 3:08:59; 18) Saree Timmons 3:14:37; 19) Laura Hilger 3:44:48;20) Diane Firmani 3:46:45; 21) Paula Willoughby 3:47:50.

Men's time trial — 1) Mark Fairbanks 2:13:31; 2) Ted Timmons 2:30:29; 3) Faris Hanhaz 2:30:40; 4) Jay Holtan 2:53:13; 5) Eric Riggs 2:55:45.

TRIATHLON

Local wins in North Pole

Marcus Farris, an Army officer at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, won the Chena Lakes Triathlon in North Pole on Saturday.

Farris covered the Olympic distance — a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-K run in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 27 seconds.

He was the third-fastest swimmer (20:44) and clocked the top splits for the 24.8-mile bike leg (1:00:41) and 6.2-mile run (38:02). Farris told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that he topped his previous personal best for the Olympic-distance triathlon by seven minutes.

UAA VOLLEYBALL

Seawolves add recruit

UAA's volleyball team has added a recruit for the upcoming season in setter/libero Rachel Rutherford, who comes to the Seawolves with two years of eligibility left after playing two seasons for Arizona Western College.

As a sophomore last season, the 5-foot-3 Rutherford averaged 2.32 digs per set as the main libero for Arizona Western, which went 20-6 and won the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference title.

Rutherford is UAA's third recruit, joining freshman outside hitter Leah Swiss of Anchorage and freshman setter Kristi Farley from Las Vegas.

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