Toews, Vosbeck claim Day of Infamy snowshoeing titles
Wesley Toews of Rifle won the overall men’s championship and Heidi Vosbeck claimed the women’s title in the 29th-annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race held on Sunday at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs.
Toews, who event organizer Dorothy Howard said was running in a competitive snowshoe race for the first time in his life on Sunday, posted a winning time of 46 minutes, 52 seconds. It was well ahead of the second-place finisher Nathan Kirkland, who crossed the finish line in 48:50.
Winning the women’s race was Heidi Vosbeck of Glenwood Springs, who had a winning time of 51:33. The second-place female finisher was Mo McPhee, who also won the 45-and-under age group in 53:17.
Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race
Sunday, Dec. 7
At Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Springs
Men’s 45 and Under (Top 10)
1. Wesley Toews, 46 minutes, 52 seconds; 2. Nathan Kirkland, 48:50; 3. John Linn, 48:58; 4. Jeff Thomas, 50:36; 5. John Mount, 51:20; 6. Paul Swidzinski, 53:36; 7. Chad Johnson, 57:29; 8. John Harman, 1:00:38; 9. Robert Baker, 1:06:49; 10. Joe Laiberte, 1:07:49.
Men’s 46 and Older (Top 5)
1. Jeff Sellers, 56:17; 2. Joel Scott, 1:02:07; 3. Ken McDonald, 1:08:07; 4. Todd Thomas, 1:11:18; 5. Mike Marmon, 1:12:57.
Women’s 45 and Under (Top 10)
1. Mo McPhee, 53:17; 2. Cherilyn Sackal, 55:08; 3. Brooklyn Grinage, 1:07:22; 4. Alyssa Grad, 1:07:35; 5. Kathryn Ruggles, 1:14:13; 6. Nicole DeBoek, 1:18:30; 7. Emily Murray, 1:20:56; 8. Anna Lorenson, 1:27:18; 9. Crystal Baker, 1:36:14; 10. Emily Wilbur, 1:44:18.
Women’s 46 and Older (Top 5)
1. Heidi Vosbeck, 51:33; 2. Kim Montague, 1:08:51; 3. Rhonda Bazil, 1:11:18; 4. Janice Ingram, 1:18:05; 5. Kathy McGowan, 1:17:39.
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