Gardner slides to Rat Race title
CARBONDALE – Andrew Gardner proved to be the quickest rodent at the Spring Gulch Nordic trails, winning the overall title Sunday at the annual Rat Race 10-kilometer cross country ski event.
Gardner, competing in the men’s 20-29 division, posted a time of 25 minutes, 10 seconds. Mike Trecker, competing in the 30-39 men’s division, was second overall 55 seconds later.
Natalie Ward was the fastest women’s racer, coming in fourth overall with a time of 26:48. Lindley van der Linde was second overall for women with a time of 28:04.
Other age-class titles went to Mark Uhlfelder, who placed seventh overall and first in the men’s 40-49 class. Harry Teague won the men’s 50-59 class and was 10th overall. Josh Buchman was the top skier under 20 years old with a time of 59:15.
Women’s age-class winners include Suzi Evans in the 40-49 division, who placed 11th overall; Sarah Prudden (20-29), placed 12th overall and Missy Prudden won the 50-59 division. Elly Krueger was the top female racer under 20 with a 17th-place finish.
The Rat Race is a benefit for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Nordic ski team.
Here are the results from Sunday’s Rat Race 10K held at Spring Gulch:
1, Andrew Gardner, 25:10. 2, Mike Trecker, 26:05. 3, Len Zanni, 26:42. 4, Natalie Ward, 26:48. 5, Pierre Pelletier, 27:45. 6, Lindley van der Linde, 28:04. 7, Mark Uhlfelder, 28:23. 8, Roger Carlsen, 28:34. 9, Annie Farris 32:17. 10, Harry Teague, 32:58. 11, Suzi Evans, 33:56. 12, Sarah Prudden, 35:21. 13, Matt Kuhn 35:52. 14, Carolyn Williams, 36:13. 15, Rudy Bolona 36:18. 16, Susy Ellison, 36:46. 17, Elly Krueger, 39:09. 18, Jim Gaw, 44:58. 19, Missy Prudden, 48:15. 20, James Mathieu, 53:30. 21, Josh Buchman, 59:15. 22, Mary Krueger, 1:00:46. 23, Albert Krueger, 1:03:24.
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