Crawford goes 7 for 7 at Soldotna Cycle Series, Showalters take top women’s, youth spots

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, August 11, 2017 9:56pm
  • Sports

Mike Crawford improved to 7 for 7 in the Soldotna Cycle Series this season, topping the rest of the field at Tsalteshi Trails on Thursday.

For the first time this season, the race featured a single-lap, 10-kilometer race with a lot of singletrack, with slick trails providing an extra challenge. Crawford met the challenge by finishing at 27 minutes, 52 seconds, while Brian Beeson was second at 29:03 and Nathan Kincaid was third at 29:27.

Jen Showalter was the first women’s finisher, coming across at 36:18, also good for 14th overall. Morgan Aldridge was second at 38:55 and Mary Simondson was third.

The top youth rider was Landen Showalter at 40:26, with Ollie Dahl second at 54:33 and Madison McDonald third at 55:03.

There are just two races left in the series, and there will be no more kids races. The next race is Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails, with registration at 5:45 p.m. and racing at 6:15 p.m.

Soldotna Cycle Series Race 7

Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails

1. Mike Crawford – 27:52; 2. Brian Beeson – 29:03; 3. Nathan Kincaid – 29:27; 4. Tyle Owens – 29:50; 5. Tony Eskelin – 30:53; 6. Jordan Chilson – 31:03; 7. Eric Willets – 31:22; 8. Scott Summers – 33:03; 9. Noah Mery – 33:53; 10. Jamie Nelson – 35:02; 11. Ryan Nelson – 35:02.5; 12. Marc Romano – 35:39; 13. Mike Tallent – 36:14; 14. Jen Showalter – 36:18 (1st place women’s); 15. Scott Huff – 37:22; 16. John Pothast – 37:55; 17. Mark Forbes – 38:36; 18. Morgan Aldridge – 38:55 (2nd place women’s); 19. Mary Simondson (3rd place women’s); 20. Landen Showalter – 40:26 (1st place youth); 21. Jen Tabor – 41:00; 22. James Showalter – 41:27; 23. Kristen Mery – 42:51; 24. Catriona Reynolds – 45:38; 25. Dana McDonald – 50:14.

26. Jeff McDonald – 50:15; 27. Darrell Kincaid – 52:32; 28. Ollie Dahl – 54:33 (2nd place youth); 29. Tor Dahl – 54:35; 30. Madison McDonald – 55:03 (3rd place youth); 31. Will Smith – 59:17; 32. Kelly Sederholm – 61:34; 33. Tanner Penrod – 63:55; 34. Robert Carson – 64:57; 35. Rob Carson – 64:58.

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