Chainwreck Cyclocross Series concludes with wet, wild night

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 11:38pm
  • Sports

On a wet and wild Thursday night at Tsalteshi Trails, the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series concluded with a fifth race that saw Tyle Owens, Amber Bethe and Landen Showalter take victories.

With rain cascading from the sky and almost everybody in costume, Owen turned five laps of the 1.45-mile course in 32 minutes, 52 seconds, for the victory. Nathan Kincaid was second with five laps in 33:05, while Mike Crawford was third with five laps in 33:22.

Bethe not only turned five laps in 36:45 to lead all women and finish eighth overall, but she also was awarded best costume. Kailey Mucha had five laps in 41:05 for second, while Jen Showalter had five laps in 41:23 for third.

With four laps in 35:45, Showalter was the top youth racer. Dylan Hogue was second with four laps 36:58, while Ethan Hogue was third with three laps in 35:09.

The cycling season will conclude Oct. 21 with the Polar Vortex Cyclocross race at 1:30 p.m. This is an hourlong cyclocross race. Racers will try to turn as many laps in that time period as possible. The 2.5- to 3.5-kilometer lap will include technical corners, manmade barriers and natural barriers. The cost is $15 for Tsalteshi Trails Association members and $20 for nonmembers.

Currently, the event is slated to start at the Wolverine trailhead. But if there is enough snow down that winter rules are in effect at Tsalteshi, the event will be moved to the new Slikok trails.

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Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails

1. Tyle Owens, 32 minutes, 52 seconds; (5); 2. Nathan Kincaid, 33:05 (5); 3. Mike Crawford, 33:22 (5); 4. Tony Eskelin, 34:20 (5); 5. Marc Romano, 34:44 (5); 6. Brian Beeson, 34:47 (5); 7. Jordan Chilson, 34:58 (5); 8. Amber Bethe, 36:45 (5) (1st place woman); 9. Rob Carson, 37:02 (5); 10. Matt Dura, 37:22 (5); 11. Jeff McDonald, 39:35 (5); 12. Eric Thomason, 40:32 (5); 13. Jamie Nelson, 40:45 (5); 14. Kailey Mucha, 41:05 (5) (2nd place woman); 15. Jen Showalter, 41:23 (5) (3rd place woman); 16. Dave Edwards-Smith, 30:05 (4); 17. Ryan Nelson, 33:02 (4); 18. Scott Huff, 34:03 (4); 19. Mark Beeson, 34:25 (4); 20. Mark Forbes, 34:44 (4); 21. Will Morrow, 35:03 (4); 22. Morgan Aldridge, 35:20 (4); 23. Landen Showalter, 35:45 (4) (1st place youth); 24. Michelle Thomason, 36:04 (4); 25. Melissa Smith, 36:23 (4).

26. Jen Tabor, 36:38 (4); 27. Dylan Hogue, 36:58 (4) (2nd place youth); 28. James Showalter, 38:39 (4); 29. John Tabor, 39:04 (4); 30. D’Anna Ham, 39:42 (4); 31. Dana McDonald, 39:48 (4); 32. Patty Moran, 39:49 (4); 33. Kelly Sederholm, 39:55 (4); 34. Cassie Collins, 40:28 (4); 35. Darrell Kincaid, 42:57 (4); 36. Carl Kincaid, 26:37 (3); 37. Ethan Hogue, 35:09 (3) (3rd place youth); 38. Robert Carson, 39:40 (3); 39. Jane Adkins, 39:41 (3); 40. Audrey McDonald, 29:15 (2).

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