Crawford, Aldridge win 1st Freezer Food Series race

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 12:07am
  • Sports

Mike Crawford and Morgan Aldridge got the Freezer Food Series started with victories in a 2.9-mile run at Tsalteshi Trails on Wednesday night.

The race was originally scheduled to be a five-kilometer ski, but a week of rain and above-freezing temperatures forced competitors to the singletrack trails for a run.

Crawford won at 25 minutes, 28 seconds, while Joey Klecka was second at 26:20. Aldridge was the top women’s finisher at 31:47, while Cassie Collins was next at 35:21.

The series continues Wednesday, with registration at 5:30 p.m. and race at 6 p.m. next to the hockey rink at Skyview Middle School. The race planned, assuming cooperation of the weather, is a five-kilometer freestyle ski race.

Freezer Food Series

2.9-mile run

1. Mike Crawford, 25 minutes, 28 seconds; 2. Joey Klecka, 26:20; 3. Jordan Chilson, 27:14; 4. Jeff Helminiak, 28:07; 5. Morgan Aldridge, 31:47; 6. Cassie Collins, 35:21; 7. Landen Showalter, 42:10; 8. Jen Showalter, 42:17; 9. Sara Bundy, 43:33; 10. Rachelle Laruenberg, 44:39.

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