Peninsula’s Fox, Maurer collect wins at Tour of Anchorage

  • By Staff Report
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:44am
  • Sports

Soldotna High School graduate Sadie Fox, who now skis for the University of Alaska Anchorage, led a contingent of Kenai Peninsula skiers by winning the 25-kilometer classic event Sunday at the Tour of Anchorage.

Fox finished the course in 1 hour, 30 minutes and 28.1 seconds to beat second-place Alison Arians of Anchorage by over 10 minutes. Fox had the top 25K classic time on the day, as men’s winner Erik Hjelm of Anchorage crossed at 1:31:42.6. Current Soldotna High School skier Kellie Arthur was fifth in the 25K classic at 1:51:17.9.

The peninsula claimed another win in the women’s 25K freestyle, with Jasmine Maurer of Homer crossing at 1:32:52.9 to top Clare Ross of Anchorage by just over six minutes.

In the men’s 40-kilometer freestyle, three peninsula high school skiers were able to slip into the top 10. Chip Schoff of Anchorage won at 1:48:16.3, while SoHi’s Addison Downing was seventh at 2:02:56.1, SoHi’s Jeremy Kupferschmid was ninth at 2:03:13.6 and SoHi’s Josh Shuler was 10th at 2:04:44.3.

In the women’s 40-kilometer freestyle, Sterling’s Becca Ford led the way for the peninsula by finishing sixth at 2:22:12.9, with Jaime Bronga of Anchorage claiming top honors at 2:05:15.1.

In the women’s 50-kilometer freestyle, Homer’s Stacey Buckelew notched 10th by crossing at 3:08:04.6, with Anchorage’s Rosie Frankowski notching a dominant win at 2:23:42.0.

About 900 skiers came to the event, which had the 40- and 50-kilometer distances for the first time since 2013.

Full results for peninsula skiers follow:

Men’s 25K classic — 32. Larry Martin, Homer, 2:24:22.7; 40. Deland Anderson, Homer, 2:44:22.7.

Women’s 25K classic — 1. Sadie Fox, Soldotna, 1:30:28.1; 5. Kellie Arthur, Soldotna, 1:51:17.9; 45. Sarah Segura, Kenai, 3:11:34.5; 46. Megan Swangel, Kenai, 3:11:44.0; 64. Lyn Maslow, Homer, 4:06:24.6; 68. Lisa Chambers, Soldotna, 4:26:52.1; 69. Stephanie Kobylarz, Soldotna, 4:45:51.7; 75. Lisa Chambers, Soldotna, 5:25:53.3.

Women’s 25K freestyle — 1. Jasmine Maurer, Homer, 1:32:52.9; 16. Claire Neaton, homer, 1:47:30.2; 18. Tara Swanson, Seward, 1:49:41.0; 24. Katie Holmes, Homer, 1:52:35.2; 25. Katie Davis, Homer, 1:52:35.7; 50. Morgan Aldridge, Sterling, 2:07:21.5; 108. Christine Anderson, Homer, 2:44:21.3; 111. Kim Sweeny, Homer, 2:46:16.1; 114. Willow Jones, Homer, 2:50:35.8; 134 (tie). Judy Gonslaves, Homer, Suzanne Haines, Homer, 3:24:02.4; 137. Lacey Brown, Soldotna, 3:28:41.1; 138. Katy Meek, Soldotna, 3:28:44.1.

Men’s 40K freestyle — 7. Addison Downing, Sterling, 2:02:56.1; 9. Jeremy Kupferschmid, Soldotna, 2:03:13.6; 10. Joshua Shuler, Sterling, 2:04:44.3; 20. Bradley Walters, Soldotna, 2:15:45.1; 36. Steve Milliron, Soldotna, 2:23:32.9; 37. Jordan Chilson, Soldotna, 2:23:42.9; 39. Frederick Dickerson, Homer, 2:24:02.6; 42. Tom Seggerman, Sterling, 2:24:23.4; 48. Dan Harbison, Soldotna, 2:31:09.1; 78. Isaac Dale, Soldotna, 2:46:11.9; 79. Quinn Stoops, Kenai, 2:46:13.4.

Women’s 40K freestyle — 6. Becca Ford, Sterling, 2:22:12.9; 22. Alison O’Hara, Homer, 2:37:20.4; 40. Tara Schmidt, Homer, 2:49:18.4; 47. Annie Ridgely, Homer, 2:54:52.4; 48. Krista Arthur, Soldotna, 2:56:08.7; 63. Cameron Blackwell, Soldotna, 3:07:58.0; 64. Hannah Delker, Soldotna, 3:07:59.7; 79. Eve Downing, Sterling, 3:29:30.0; 80. Kealey Hendricks, Kenai, 3:29:31.2; 87. Kali Glosser, Homer, 3:44:01.1.

Men’s 50K freestyle — 25. Pete Alexson, Homer, 2:41:11.0; 48. Chuck DiMarzio, Seward, 2:58:10.3; 52. Russell Brandon, Seward, 3:01:54.6; 78. Luke Rosier, Seward, 3:16:47.1; 95. Pat Cooper, Kenai, 3:25:49.6; 107. Sean Ulman, Seward, 3:35:24.6; 128. Jeffrey Helminiak, Kenai, 4:02:16.7; 130. Joe Nyholm, Seward, 4:06:12.4; 140. Gary Dickerson, Homer, 4:20:11.0; 152. Mark Flanagan, Seward, 4:48:43.3.

Women’s 50K freestyle — 10. Stacey Buckelew, Homer, 3:08:04.6; 14. Sarah Glaser, Seward, 3:17:27.4; 41. Binget Nilsson, Seward, 4:38:01.3.

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