Peterson, Smith win Black Stone Axe Ridge Run

  • By Staff Report
  • Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:28pm
  • Sports

The Tsalteshi Trails Association held the Black Stone Axe Ridge Run on Sunday, with victories going to Kent Peterson and Rise Smith.

The running race was put together due to the lack of skiing on the trails. However, since winter rules are in effect, there is no running on the ski trails. The ski trails actually still have a thin, icy base that can be turned into skiing with just a few inches of snow.

That left competitors to complete the six kilometers on the rolling, icy snowshoe trail. Runners started at the Wolverine Trailhead and ran three kilometers to Skyview Middle School before heading back to the trailhead.

Peterson won with a time of 34 minutes, 7 seconds, while Tony Eskelin was second at 35:41 and John Mohorcich was third at 37:54.

Rise Smith was the top woman, coming in at 46:20. Tammy Lafrancois was second at 49:12, while Jane Fuerstenau was third at 49:49.

Black Stone Axe Ridge Run

at Tsalteshi Trails


Individual six-kilometer results

1. Kent Peterson, 34 minutes, 7 seconds; 2. Tony Eskelin, 35:41; 3. John Mohorcich, 37:54; 4. Scott Huff, 38:44; 5. Matt Pyhala, 43:38; 6. Rise Smith, 46:20 (1st woman); 7. Tammy Lafrancois, 49:12 (2nd woman); 8. Jane Fuerstenau, 49:49 (3rd woman); 9. Sondra Stonecipher, 51:02; 10. Melissa Tafoya, 51:06; 11. Adam Tafoya, 51:27; 12. Jeff Helminiak, 51:35; 13. Molly Hull, 54:07; 14. Sheila Best, 56:32; 15. Jennifer Loop, 57:18; 16. Julie English, 57:39; 17. Christopher Pipkin, 1:02:04; 18. Landon Showalter, 1:18:03; 19. Natalie Kohler, 1:19:30; 20. Jen Showalter, 1:19:39.

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