Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Nordic Tamarack Loppet draws 69 skiers

Locals pull off wins

Twenty Wood River Valley cross-country skiers made the trip to Tamarack Resort near McCall for Saturday's Idaho Nordic Tamarack Loppet, the second event of the 2006 Idaho Nordic Race Series.

Ketchum's Kris Thoreson (34:32) won the 11-kilometer race for 21 finishers, while Jon Engen (1.01:56.60) and John King (1.01:56.67) of Ketchum placed 1-2 in the 22k race that had 48 finishers.

Coming up for local Nordic skiers is the Sun Valley Ski Club's Billy Goat Loppet sponsored by Hamilton Jewelers of Sun Valley.

The 10-kilometer skating event starts Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. from Billy's Bridge north of Ketchum. Entry fee is $10 or free for Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation members. Register from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Billy's Bridge parking lot.

Here are local results from the 2006 Tamarack Loppet with age class finishes in parentheses:

22-kilometer: 1—Jon Engen (1) 1.01:56.60. 2—John King (1) 1.01:56.67. 9—Jim McClatchy (2) 1.10:09. 11—Michelle Jensen, Boise (1) 1.11:01. 14—Brian Elkins (3) 1.13:29. 16—Darla McRoberts (2) 1.13:46. 19—E.J. Harpham (1) 1.14:20. 22—John Seiller (10) 1.15:08. 25—Jon Holmquist (6) 1.18:29. 31—Tricia Swartling (3) 1.21:55. 32—Pat Simpson (7) 1.22:23. 36—Susan Thoreson (4) 1.23:43. 39—Tullio Celano (2) 1.27:02.

11-kilometer: 1—Kris Thoreson (1) 34:32. 2—Nicki Humphries, McCall (1) 38:12. 7—Linda McClatchy (1) 41:08. 8—Teri McKenna (2) 41:10. 10—Nello Busdon (1) 41:59. 13—John Swyers (2) 47:04. 14—Jenny Busdon (1) 48:17. 15—Marilyn Celano (3) 48:26. 16—Genie Swyers (4) 49:11.

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