Voss Patterson, Scholl pace field in Marble race
MARBLE — Glenwood Springs resident Marie Voss Patterson earned a victory in the Lead King Loop 25K for the second time, and 12-year-old Tyler Scholl broke his own course record in the 12.5K Quarry Trail Climb Race to highlight the efforts of runners at the 10th-annual Lead King Loop Charity Races on Sept. 14.
Voss Patterson, 34, was a winner of the 25K-race in 2004. She was the overall women’s winner of Saturday’s long race, crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 37 minutes, 31 seconds. She was followed by 33-year-old Cathryn Schnell of Grand Junction (2:46:11) and Melissa Gilberti of Glenwood (2:48:16).
Claiming first in the men’s 25K — a race which features a 3,000 foot vertical climb into the Lead King Basin — was 38-year-old Kevin Koch of Grand Junction (2:05:42).
Jeason Murphy of Carbondale, 33, was a close second in 2:07:38, with CJ Hitz of Colorado Springs (2:11:14) and Jeremy Voss of Glenwood (2:17:26) following.
In the men’s 12.5K, Scholl, of Kremmling, broke his own course record by more than a minute by crossing the finish line in 50:46. The highest elevation for the race course is 9,200 feet, and it also features a 1,200-foot climb.
Brian Magee of Glenwood finished second in 57:43 and Shawn Scholl — Tyler’s father — took third in 57:51.
Another youngster, 11-year-old Joslyn Blair of Eagle, broke the women’s course record in the 12.5K in 1:01:25. Her mother, 36-year-old Mariah, was a close second in 1:01:39.
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