Soldotna Cycle Series returns with 1st-time champ, record numbers and new format

The Soldotna Cycle Series returned Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails with a first-time champion, a record number of cyclists and a brand-new format.

The new format was adding a shorter race, in this case six kilometers, to go with the longer race, which was 12 kilometers. A total of 40 riders went for 12 kilometers, while the six-kilometer race drew another 22 riders.

Tyle Owens took his first victory in the series by finishing the 12-kilometer event in 29 minutes, 8 seconds, while Mike Crawford, who has dominated the series of late, was next at 29:24. Brian Beeson was third at 32:32.

Angie Brennan was back after losing her last summer of biking to injury, finishing at 36:18 to lead all women and take 12th overall. Morgan Aldridge was the second woman across the line at 37:52, while Jen Showalter took third at 38:47.

Landen Showalter took top honors among youth riders by hitting the finish line at 38:06, which also was good for 14th overall. Chase Laker was the second youth rider at 38:43 while Dylan Hogue was the third youth rider at 42:12.

Toby Long won the six-kilometer race at 18:59, while Kristin Morrow was the top women’s rider at 23:06.

The series continues Thursday, this time meeting at the hockey rink at Skyview Middle School. Registration for the two-kilometer kids race is at 5:30 p.m., while the kids race is at 5:45 p.m. Registration for the one- and two-lap adult races starts at 5:45, while the race begins at 6:15 p.m. The races are $5 for members of the Tsalteshi Trails Association and $10 for nonmembers.

Soldotna Cycle Series Race 1

12K results

1. Tyle Owens – 29:08; 2. Mike Crawford – 29:24; 3. Brian Beeson – 32:32; 4. Tom Kobylarz – 33:25; 5. Eric Willets – 33:26; 6. Jordan Chilson – 33:32; 7. Matt Dura – 34:29; 8. Jamie Nelson – 34:38; 9. Anthony Murray – 35:17; 10. Kevin Lauver – 35:23; 11. Aidan Willets – 35:54; 12. Angie Brennan – 36:18 (1st Place Women); 13. Morgan Aldridge – 37:52 (2nd Place Women); 14. Landen Showalter – 38:06 (1st Place Youth); 15. Rob Carson – 38:11; 16. Chase Laker – 38:43 (2nd Place Youth); 17. Jen Showalter – 38:47 (3rd Place Women); 18. Will Morrow – 39:10; 19. Jim Hall – 39:37; 20. John Pothast – 39:44; 21. Jack Laker – 40:34 (3rd Place Youth); 22. Scott Huff – 40:35; 23. Philip Smith – 41:41; 24. Dylan Hogue – 42:12 (3rd Place Youth); 25. Cassie Collins – 42:13 (W).

26. Carl Kincaid – 42:35; 27. Patty Moran – 42:36 (W); 28. James Showalter – 42:58; 29. Dana Cochran – 44:32 (W); 30. Russ Taylor – 44:55; 31. Peter DiCarlo – 46:12; 32. Paula Murray – 46:13 (W); 33. Dana McDonald – 48:38 (W); 34. Jodi Dura – 49:09 (W); 35. Madison McDonald – 50:08 (Y); 36. Ethan Hogue – 50:20 (Y); 37. Darrell Kincaid – 50:21; 38. Avery Willets – 55:17 (Y); 39. Robert Carson – 55:56 (Y); 40. Dave Edwards Smith – DQ.

6K results

1. Toby Long – 18:59; 2. Ben Boersma – 21:50; 3. Matt Brown – 22:28; 4. Kristin Morrow – 23:06; 5. Toli Boutueil – 23:20; 6. Shawn Hollenking – 23:49; 7. Joel Moss – 26:40; 8. Will Smith – 27:40; 9. Audrey McDonald – 28:40; 10. Lauri Lingafelt – 29:14; 11. Owen Huff – 30:13; 12. Heather Huff – 30:14; 13. Sheilah-Margaret Pothast – 33:22; 14. Cooper Darling Tallent – 33:31; 15. Sailor Tallent – 35:19; 16. Mike Tallent – 35:20; 17. Wanda Kincaid – 36:59; 18. Ollie Boersma – 38:41; 19. Christie Stinnett – 45:18; 20. Rosemary Dura – 47:10; 21. Teagen Kobylarz – 47:11; 22. Cailiegh Stinnett – 47:54

More in Sports

tease
Friday: Twins top South, fall to Service

The American Legion Post 20 Twins split a doubleheader in Anchorage on… Continue reading

tease
Chase Laker, Kate Cox win Salmon Run Series 1

Chase Laker and Kate Cox won the first Salmon Run Series race… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers reliever Cameron Teper delivers to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Thursday: Oilers top Chinooks in sudden death

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks 4-3 in sudden death… Continue reading

Kristen Faulkner is pictured in her official Olympic portrait photo. (Photo by Evan Kay with Climb High Productions, provided by Kristen Faulkner)
Homer’s Faulkner now will compete in 2 Olympic events

USA Cycling announced Tuesday, July 9, that Kristen Faulkner, who grew up… Continue reading

Fans watch Mini Stock Heat 2 on Sunday, July 7, 2024, in the Skylar Thomas Lyon Memorial at Twin City Raceway in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Hale wins 30-lap A Stock feature at Skylar Thomas Lyon Memorial

Jimmie Hale won the 30-lap A Stock feature Sunday, July 7, at… Continue reading

tease
Monday: Oilers finish road trip on high note by topping Chinooks

Robson hits 2 2-run home runs off foul pole

Peninsula Oilers infielder Petey Soto tries to make a play during a 2-1 loss to the Mat-Su Miners on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Sunday: Miners nip Oilers

The Peninsula Oilers lost 2-1 to the Mat-Su Miners in Alaska Baseball… Continue reading

tease
Sunday: Twins post dominant sweep of Bartlett

The American Legion Post 20 Twins swept Post 29 Bartlett on Sunday… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins third baseman Gabe Smith explores the puddle at his position Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Saturday: Twins walk off on Chugiak in extra innings

The American Legion Post 20 Twins defeated Post 33 Chugiak 3-2 in… Continue reading

Most Read