Boonstras sweep Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon

Boonstras sweep Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon

Todd and Kelli Boonstra of Ninilchik won the 42-kilometer Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon on Saturday in Homer in a blizzard.

With snow and gusts up to 30 mph lashing competitors, Todd Boonstra finished 42 kilometers in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 45 seconds, while Kelli Boonstra finished at 2:43:06. Jeff Kase was runner-up for the men, just six seconds back, while Sadie Oswald finished second for the women at 2:49:32.

Homer High School’s Katia Holmes was the top woman and the top overall finisher at 25 kilometers. She finished at 1:57:58, while Marah Gotcsik was second at 2:19:09. Lael Gordon won the men’s race at 1:58:50, while Ryan Peterson was second at 1:59:37.

Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon

Saturday in Homer

WOMEN

25 kilometers — 1. Katia Holmes, 1 hour, 57 minutes, 58 seconds; 2. Marah Gotcsik, 2:19:09; 3. Alison O’Hara, 2:25:43; 4. Anna Williams, 2:29:26; 5. Claire Neaton, 2:33:06; 6. Whitney Harness, 3:00:39; 7. Emily Lints, 3:00:44; 8. Heather Renner, 3:02:31; 9. Emile Otis, 3:02:31; 10. Gabbie Tews, 3:05:13; 11. Brie Drummond, 3:24:49; 12. Yvonne Leutwyler, 3:25:27; 13. Ruth Dickerson, 3:30:20; 14. Jen Booz, 3:37:24; 15. Nicole McKenney, 3:38:08; 16. Meghan Cavanaugh, 3:49:22; 17. Kris Holderied, 3:56:00; 18. Amy Holman, 3:56:01.

42 kilometers — 1. Kelli Boonstra, 2:43:06; 2. Sadie Oswald, 2:49:32; 3. Katie Marden, 3:11:34; 4. Melissa Smith, 3:11:41; 5. Katie Miller, 3:13:49; 6. Joanne Thomas, 3:16:49; 7. Maria Salzetti, 3:36:59.

MEN

25 kilometers — 1. Lael Gordon, 1:58:50; 2. Ryan Peterson, 1:59:37; 3. Daniel Perry, 2:27:15; 4. Brian Harrison, 2:41:00; 5. Travis Brown, 2:41:02; 6. Eric Pederson, 2:47:07; 7. Chris Russ, 3:08:17; 8. Douglas White, 3:23:47; 9. Don Pitcher, 3:29:14; 10. Larry Tews, 3:40:18; 11. Charles Boyle, 3:49:21; 12. Mikel Salzetti, 3:49:57; 13. Kevin Walker, 4:00:15.

42 kilometers — 1. Todd Boonstra, 2:26:45; 2. Jeff Kase, 2:26:51; 3. Dan Brokaw, 2:27:04; 4. Josh Mumm, 2:28:16; 5. Fred Dickerson, 2:32:24; 6. Chuck DiMarzio, 2:33:33; 7. Ari Shassny, 2:41:46; 8. Michael Mumm, 2:43:15; 9. Brad Marden, 2:45:56; 10. Jan Spurkland, 2:45:57; 11. Vance Felton, 2:52:35; 12. Kenny Daher, 2:58:17; 13. Martin Schuster, 2:59:30; 14. Matthew Byrd, 3:10:58; 15. Derek Bynagle, 4:08:13; 16. John Berryman, 4:36:09.

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