Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Plenty of podiums at Yellowstone Rendezvous

Nordic races in Wyoming


Twenty Wood River Valley cross-country were in the 533-skier field for the 32nd annual Yellowstone Rendezvous Nordic event Saturday, March 5 at West Yellowstone, Mt.

Ketchum's Colin Rodgers, 29, won the men's 25-kilometer classic race by over six minutes in 1.26:30. Will Spiller, 18, was third in the 25k race at 1.34:01.

Locals winning their classes were Francette Labatut, Colin Rodgers, William Spiller, Adrienne Leugers, Kris Thoreson and Brian Elkins. Other podium performers were Anja Jensen, Mel Dyck, Brandon Wade, Craig Phelan, Dick Andersen, James Cleveland, Roger Miller, Robin Potts, Susan Thoreson and Laura Theis.

There were 134 finishers in the 50k skate, 88 in 25k classic, 143 in 25k freestyle, 86 in 10k, 50 at 5k and 32 in the 2k race. Overall results for locals, ages and class placings follow for the Yellowstone Rendezvous:

50k skate, male: 1—Jason Travis, 41, Park City, Utah 2.39:43. 12—Kris Thoreson, 53, 2.56:04 (1st 50-54). 31—Brian Elkins, 55, 3:08.11 (1st 55-59). 61—John Kurtz, 41, 3.32:15 (15th 40-44)—109 finishers.

50k skate, female: 1—Jenny Wolfe, 34, Yellowstone National Park 2.58:09. 6—Adrienne Leugers, 51, 3.08:38 (1st 50-54). 11—Robin Potts, 49, 3.23:10 (2nd 45-49). 13—Susan Thoreson, 49, 3.28:07 (3rd 45-49). 14—Laura Theis, 27, 3.29:24 (2nd 25-29)—25 finishers.

25k classic, male: 1—Colin Rodgers, 29, 1.26:30 (1st 25-29). 3—William Spiller, 18, 1.34:01 (1st 18-24). 5—Brandon Wade, 17, 1.34:14 (2nd 13-17). 15—Zach Lindahl, 16, 1.40:59 (7th 13-17). 25—Ketchum Wilt, 16, 1.50:21 (11th 13-17). 31—Craig Phelan, 59, 1.53:47 (2nd 55-59). 37—Dick Andersen, 63, 1.57:18 (2nd 60-64). 38—James Cleveland, 61, 1.58:31 (3rd 60-64). 56—Roger Miller, 67, 2.24:11 (3rd 65-69)—66 finishers.

25k classic, female: 1—Magdalena Bowen, 53, Bozeman, Mt. 1.44:29. 16—Francette Labatut, 57, 2.38:46 (1st 55-59)—22 finishers.

25k skate, male: 1—Paul Clark, 27, Kamas, Utah 1.18:12. 78—Mel Dyck, 69, 2.04:52 (2nd 65-69)—90 finishers.

25k skate, female: 1—Jennifer Santoro, 37, Cottonwood Heights 1.29:18. 35—Leigh Ann Sandal, 40, 2.01:24 (4th 40-44).

2k, female: 1—Geneva Humbert, 9, Salt Lake City 8:26. 3—Anja Jensen, 8, 9:02.




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