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Oregon runner defends Western States 100 title

RESULTS — 40TH WESTERN STATES ENDURANCE RUN

Place Bib Name Status Time In Time Out Elapsed Gender Age

1 M1 Timothy Olson Finished 08:17pm --:-- 15:17:27 M 29

2 33 Rob Krar Finished 08:22pm --:-- 15:22:05 M 36

3 27 Mike Morton Finished 08:45pm --:-- 15:45:21 M 41

4 M5 Ian Sharman Finished 09:20pm --:-- 16:20:25 M 32

5 M7 Dylan Bowman Finished 09:32pm --:-- 16:32:18 M 27

6 M3 Nick Clark Finished 09:56pm --:-- 16:56:23 M 39

7 69 Jesse Haynes Finished 10:44pm --:-- 17:44:36 M 40

8 24 Paul Terranova Finished 10:56pm --:-- 17:56:29 M 39

9 22 Pam Smith Finished 11:37pm --:-- 18:37:21 F 38

10 12 Yassine Diboun Finished 11:44pm --:-- 18:44:02 M 34

11 420 Karl Meltzer Finished 11:51pm --:-- 18:51:55 M 45

12 30 Scott Wolfe Finished 11:55pm --:-- 18:55:51 M 39

13 374 Brandon Stapanowich Finished 00:10am --:-- 19:10:52 M 28

14 F5 Nikki Kimball Finished 00:21am --:-- 19:21:43 F 42

15 261 Adrian Lazar Adler Finished 00:24am --:-- 19:24:44 M 33

16 F8 Amy Sproston Finished 00:25am --:-- 19:25:11 F 39

17 45 Andy Jones-Wilkins Finished 00:25am --:-- 19:25:47 M 45

18 F10 Meghan Arbogast Finished 00:30am --:-- 19:30:50 F 52

19 287 Brian Miller Finished 00:36am --:-- 19:36:33 M 37

20 88 Dan Barger Finished 00:43am --:-- 19:43:28 M 47

21 368 Erik Skaden Finished 00:49am --:-- 19:49:15 M 41

22 F2 Rory Bosio Finished 00:52am --:-- 19:52:09 F 28

23 F3 Aliza Lapierre Finished 01:04am --:-- 20:04:46 F 33

24 220 Tony Hawkes Finished 01:17am --:-- 20:17:16 M 47

25 404 Matt Wilson Finished 01:19am --:-- 20:19:24 M 51

26 113 Emily Harrison Finished 01:28am --:-- 20:28:40 F 27

27 149 Joseph Czabaranek Finished 01:33am --:-- 20:33:37 M 28

28 18 Nick Pedatella Finished 01:34am --:-- 20:34:06 M 28

29 119 John Burton Finished 01:37am --:-- 20:37:23 M 40

30 M8 Jorge Maravilla Finished 01:38am --:-- 20:38:37 M 35

31 100 Paulo Medina Finished 01:44am --:-- 20:44:55 M 29

32 399 Henrik Westerlin Finished 01:46am --:-- 20:46:43 M 38

33 300 Jared Gagnon Finished 01:48am --:-- 20:48:01 M 38

34 356 Brian Polen Finished 01:50am --:-- 20:50:21 M 33

35 172 Galen Farris Finished 01:56am --:-- 20:56:50 M 31

36 20 Mark Lantz Finished 02:28am --:-- 21:28:44 M 47

37 317 Argyrios Papathanasopoulos Finished 02:32am --:-- 21:32:27 M 41

38 232 Rob Houghton Finished 02:36am --:-- 21:36:39 M 56

39 417 Adam Barstad Finished 02:37am --:-- 21:37:40 M 37

40 39 Matt Keyes Finished 02:43am --:-- 21:43:27 M 39

41 11 Denise Bourassa Finished 02:44am --:-- 21:44:37 F 43

42 42 Colin Alley Finished 02:57am --:-- 21:57:33 M 44

43 15 Leila Degrave Finished 02:59am --:-- 21:59:26 F 35

44 331 Justin Popov Finished 03:07am --:-- 22:07:05 M 30

45 269 Ryan Lund Finished 03:10am --:-- 22:10:49 M 38

46 354 Robert Scott Finished 03:12am --:-- 22:12:57 M 43

47 154 Franz Dill Finished 03:17am --:-- 22:17:22 M 37

48 369 Larry Stephens Finished 03:25am --:-- 22:25:50 M 57

49 386 Brian Tinger Finished 03:28am --:-- 22:28:16 M 36

50 309 Josh Owen Finished 03:33am --:-- 22:33:48 M 34

51 145 Peter Cross Finished 03:34am --:-- 22:34:15 M 33

52 252 Justin Klebe Finished 03:35am --:-- 22:35:08 M 40

53 281 Abby McQueeney penamonte Finished 03:36am --:-- 22:36:29 F 30

54 349 David Ross Finished 03:38am --:-- 22:38:20 M 45

55 219 Eduardo Vazquez Finished 03:43am --:-- 22:43:30 M 40

56 43 Jeremy Alsop Finished 03:45am --:-- 22:45:41 M 29

57 394 Nathan Vannortwick Finished 03:47am --:-- 22:47:50 M 27

58 138 James Opperman Finished 03:48am --:-- 22:48:58 M 46

59 131 Erika Lindland Finished 03:51am --:-- 22:51:50 F 31

60 165 Stephen England Finished 03:53am --:-- 22:53:38 M 33

61 298 Olga Nevtrinos Finished 03:55am --:-- 22:55:26 F 31

62 216 John Hart Finished 03:56am --:-- 22:56:26 M 46

63 247 Simon Mtuy Finished 03:58am --:-- 22:58:56 M 41

64 122 Michael Campian Finished 03:59am --:-- 22:59:03 M 31

65 57 Bruce Labelle Finished 04:03am --:-- 23:03:27 M 57

66 321 Kristina Pattison Finished 04:05am --:-- 23:05:11 F 32

67 306 Joseph Ortega Finished 04:10am --:-- 23:10:58 M 34

68 175 Michael Fink Finished 04:17am --:-- 23:17:30 M 44

69 87 Quent Bearden Finished 04:19am --:-- 23:19:35 M 38

70 19 Megan Hall Finished 04:20am --:-- 23:20:31 F 24

71 289 Miguel Montealvo Finished 04:22am --:-- 23:22:05 M 22

72 221 Matt Hawkins Finished 04:25am --:-- 23:25:05 M 40

73 245 Bree Lambert Finished 04:26am --:-- 23:26:49 F 44

74 125 Eric Nordgren Finished 04:28am --:-- 23:28:40 M 28

75 411 Chris Wright Finished 04:29am --:-- 23:29:17 M 41

76 151 John Cobbs Finished 04:29am --:-- 23:29:19 M 51

77 199 Matthew Bucklin Finished 04:30am --:-- 23:30:58 M 33

78 35 Topher Gaylord Finished 04:31am --:-- 23:31:18 M 43

79 54 Kerrie Bruxvoort Finished 04:33am --:-- 23:33:35 F 36

80 225 Jonathan Heinz Finished 04:34am --:-- 23:34:29 M 24

81 118 Ken Gordon Finished 04:35am --:-- 23:35:03 M 48

82 276 Alex McDaniel Finished 04:36am --:-- 23:36:46 M 35

83 98 West Bourgault Finished 04:37am --:-- 23:37:48 M 36

84 339 John Price Finished 04:38am --:-- 23:38:13 M 55

85 275 Steve McCluhan Finished 04:38am --:-- 23:38:40 M 52

86 83 Caroline McKay Finished 04:39am --:-- 23:39:07 F 30

87 416 John Zerbe Finished 04:42am --:-- 23:42:45 M 45

88 415 Di Wu Finished 04:44am --:-- 23:44:03 M 29

89 234 Koichi Iwasa Finished 04:44am --:-- 23:44:13 M 42

90 282 Adam McRoberts Finished 04:48am --:-- 23:48:24 M 38

91 243 Boris Juarez Finished 04:50am --:-- 23:50:35 M 41

92 366 Michael Shoup Finished 04:50am --:-- 23:50:40 M 39

93 376 Keith Straw Finished 04:51am --:-- 23:51:01 M 58

94 346 Tom Riley Finished 04:52am --:-- 23:52:22 M 52

95 319 Luanne Park Finished 04:58am --:-- 23:58:29 F 52

96 160 Randy Duncan Finished 05:01am --:-- 24:01:42 M 51

97 132 Eric Pope Finished 05:07am --:-- 24:07:07 M 50

98 48 Pete Korn Finished 05:22am --:-- 24:22:06 M 48

99 173 Bradley Fenner Finished 05:26am --:-- 24:26:14 M 48

100 268 Andre Lubeseder Finished 05:36am --:-- 24:36:14 M 44

101 185 Jamie Frink Finished 05:42am --:-- 24:42:15 F 40

102 51 Kelly Ridgway Finished 05:46am --:-- 24:46:50 F 55

103 167 Peter Fain Finished 05:48am --:-- 24:48:04 M 41

104 47 Bob Ayers Jr. Finished 05:50am --:-- 24:50:57 M 52

105 288 Michael Miller Finished 05:53am --:-- 24:53:32 M 51

106 293 Siamak Mostoufi Finished 05:55am --:-- 24:55:57 M 39

107 367 Katrin Silva Finished 05:58am --:-- 24:58:32 F 42

108 255 Scott Laberge Finished 06:07am --:-- 25:07:54 M 56

109 328 James Player Finished 06:09am --:-- 25:09:14 M 40

110 95 Mike Molakides Finished 06:12am --:-- 25:12:15 M 44

111 332 Jenelle Potvin Finished 06:28am --:-- 25:28:15 F 34

112 254 Patrick Krott Finished 06:30am --:-- 25:30:29 M 29

113 133 Garret Christensen Finished 06:30am --:-- 25:30:34 M 33

114 156 Jay Dobrowalski Finished 06:32am --:-- 25:32:17 M 34

115 292 John Nichols Finished 06:35am --:-- 25:35:31 M 48

116 117 Anna Piskorska Finished 06:38am --:-- 25:38:21 F 41

117 258 Nicholas Laughton Finished 06:38am --:-- 25:38:59 M 35

118 153 Josh Dickson Finished 06:40am --:-- 25:40:12 M 29

119 315 Thomas Huber Finished 06:43am --:-- 25:43:21 M 27

120 41 Dennis Ahern Finished 06:46am --:-- 25:46:56 M 55

121 108 Mike Brown Finished 06:50am --:-- 25:50:49 M 41

122 291 Gerardo Moreno Finished 06:51am --:-- 25:51:42 M 28

123 211 Kyle Stichtenoth Finished 06:54am --:-- 25:54:19 M 32

124 196 John Gieng Finished 06:54am --:-- 25:54:24 M 34

125 218 William Ieuter Finished 06:55am --:-- 25:55:53 M 50

126 170 Traci Falbo Finished 07:00am --:-- 26:00:47 F 41

127 228 Stephany Hiller Finished 07:02am --:-- 26:02:03 F 49

128 111 Amber Monforte Finished 07:06am --:-- 26:06:05 F 35

129 248 Mark Kauffman Finished 07:09am --:-- 26:09:40 M 42

130 406 Chris Mottola Finished 07:09am --:-- 26:09:53 M 24

131 82 Johanna Ylanen Finished 07:12am --:-- 26:12:30 F 31

132 313 Tony Overbay Finished 07:14am --:-- 26:14:27 M 43

133 144 Rafael Covarrabias Finished 07:14am --:-- 26:14:57 M 44

134 412 Sean Mullett Finished 07:17am --:-- 26:17:00 M 45

135 77 Kimberly White Finished 07:17am --:-- 26:17:06 F 42

136 65 Kelvin Marshall Finished 07:19am --:-- 26:19:52 M 49

137 408 David Wise Finished 07:20am --:-- 26:20:19 M 42

138 180 Will Hayward Finished 07:23am --:-- 26:23:01 M 45

139 362 Terry Sentinella Finished 07:23am --:-- 26:23:24 M 49

140 104 Bernt Bratsberg Finished 07:24am --:-- 26:24:21 M 53

141 414 Mike Wright Finished 07:24am --:-- 26:24:56 M 54

142 390 Daniel Uhlir Finished 07:25am --:-- 26:25:27 M 38

143 262 Alberto Lazzerini Finished 07:27am --:-- 26:27:17 M 41

144 93 Andre Blumberg Finished 07:37am --:-- 26:37:11 M 43

145 224 Chris Hays Finished 07:38am --:-- 26:38:31 M 41

146 120 Jim Scott Finished 07:39am --:-- 26:39:44 M 53

147 302 Jose Nicolas Finished 07:42am --:-- 26:42:17 M 45

148 263 Kenneth Letterle Finished 07:49am --:-- 26:49:20 M 30

149 201 Adam Gothelf Finished 07:52am --:-- 26:52:39 M 33

150 86 Tim Corliss Finished 07:54am --:-- 26:54:15 M 41

151 179 John Fors Finished 07:55am --:-- 26:55:18 M 46

152 352 Julio Palma Finished 07:55am --:-- 26:55:31 M 31

153 68 Lori Barekman Finished 07:59am --:-- 26:59:15 F 52

154 403 Christina Williams Finished 08:01am --:-- 27:01:51 F 29

155 79 Christopher Waters Finished 08:03am --:-- 27:03:22 M 34

156 355 Simon Sandoval Finished 08:09am --:-- 27:09:53 M 40

157 109 Ben Brucker Finished 08:12am --:-- 27:12:19 M 35

158 91 Andy Black Finished 08:15am --:-- 27:15:38 M 55

159 351 Daniel Runemalm Finished 08:16am --:-- 27:16:08 M 31

160 323 Lewis Persons Finished 08:16am --:-- 27:16:45 M 64

161 105 Dan Brenden Finished 08:17am --:-- 27:17:38 M 62

162 134 Esther Christianson Finished 08:17am --:-- 27:17:42 F 30

163 168 Marcus Warner Finished 08:19am --:-- 27:19:09 M 42

164 75 Ben Bartley Finished 08:20am --:-- 27:20:10 M 29

165 212 Leon Skriver Hansen Finished 08:23am --:-- 27:23:53 M 41

166 363 John Shepard Finished 08:25am --:-- 27:25:13 M 36

167 410 Jeffrey Wong Finished 08:25am --:-- 27:25:17 M 29

168 320 Scott Patnode Finished 08:25am --:-- 27:25:38 M 32

169 56 Keith Blom Finished 08:26am --:-- 27:26:47 M 56

170 279 Ken McKee Finished 08:28am --:-- 27:28:33 M 42

171 92 Stuart Blofeld Finished 08:30am --:-- 27:30:26 M 34

172 181 Ryan Foster Finished 08:34am --:-- 27:34:32 M 32

173 370 Bettie Smith Finished 08:37am --:-- 27:37:07 F 61

174 402 Tim McGargill Finished 08:38am --:-- 27:38:17 M 31

175 330 Brad Polman Finished 08:40am --:-- 27:40:23 M 46

176 214 Jeffery Hart Finished 08:42am --:-- 27:42:10 M 44

177 229 Anthony Holly Finished 08:43am --:-- 27:43:28 M 29

178 183 Don Freeman Finished 08:43am --:-- 27:43:39 M 49

179 162 Daniel Labrecque Finished 08:45am --:-- 27:45:04 M 57

180 396 Dan Vega Finished 08:49am --:-- 27:49:31 M 45

181 336 Mark Pribramsky Finished 08:50am --:-- 27:50:37 M 44

182 46 Philip Anthony Finished 08:52am --:-- 27:52:36 M 42

183 239 Jeffery Johnston Finished 08:52am --:-- 27:52:56 M 48

184 148 Iris Priebe Finished 08:53am --:-- 27:53:46 F 43

185 136 Denis Cook Finished 08:56am --:-- 27:56:10 M 30

186 71 Christopher Barnwell Finished 08:57am --:-- 27:57:53 M 43

187 158 Jay Donosky Finished 09:01am --:-- 28:01:23 M 43

188 240 Jeffrey Jones Finished 09:06am --:-- 28:06:10 M 39

189 329 Gary Poliquin Finished 09:09am --:-- 28:09:34 M 45

190 169 Benjamin Rolfe Finished 09:11am --:-- 28:11:14 M 40

191 44 Bo Andersen Finished 09:11am --:-- 28:11:26 M 54

192 242 Will Jorgensen Finished 09:12am --:-- 28:12:57 M 54

193 166 Emily Evans Finished 09:18am --:-- 28:18:25 F 36

194 124 Liza Canowitz Finished 09:21am --:-- 28:21:36 F 37

195 209 Nathan Hahn Finished 09:21am --:-- 28:21:55 M 42

196 241 Ryan Jones Finished 09:23am --:-- 28:23:38 M 33

197 59 Jeff Barbier Finished 09:24am --:-- 28:24:42 M 48

198 326 Jonathan Shark Finished 09:24am --:-- 28:24:54 M 34

199 372 Brandon Solomon Finished 09:25am --:-- 28:25:24 M 30

200 264 Miles Lilly Finished 09:25am --:-- 28:25:31 M 46

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203 308 Tim Steele Finished 09:33am --:-- 28:33:43 M 41

204 381 Melissa Terwilliger Finished 09:34am --:-- 28:34:15 F 29

205 401 Bill White Finished 09:36am --:-- 28:36:46 M 47

206 392 Randy Van Dusen Finished 09:39am --:-- 28:39:20 M 38

207 277 Grant McFadden Finished 09:40am --:-- 28:40:28 M 41

208 206 Joshua Barringer Finished 09:40am --:-- 28:40:51 M 30

209 106 Daniel Brockman Finished 09:41am --:-- 28:41:17 M 48

210 193 Linda Gaudette Finished 09:42am --:-- 28:42:31 F 49

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213 266 Henry Liu Finished 09:47am --:-- 28:47:42 M 37

214 378 Vanessa Stroud Finished 09:47am --:-- 28:47:45 F 44

215 207 Felipe Guardia Finished 09:48am --:-- 28:48:20 M 37

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217 34 Lee Conner Finished 09:50am --:-- 28:50:39 F 40

218 49 Janeth Badaracco Finished 09:51am --:-- 28:51:14 F 43

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— Results from http://www.wser.org/

Who says Oregonians can’t run in the heat?

On the second-hottest day in the 40-year history of the Western States Endurance Run on Saturday, Timothy Olson of Ashland, Ore., defended his record-setting title from 2012, while Pam Smith of Salem, Ore., claimed the woman’s victory and was ninth overall.

“We joked with them at the awards ceremony that they’re only supposed to run well in the cool weather, not the warm weather,” said Western States President John Trent. “There’s been a paradigm shift or something.”

Olson, who last year set a new course record by completing the historic 100-mile foot race from Squaw Valley to Auburn in 14 hours, 46 minutes — in one of the cooler races in Western States history — reached the finish line at the Placer High track in 15 hours, 17 minutes.

“It was an amazing run,” Trent said, adding that Olson’s time was the fifth fastest on record. “He ran the course record last year, but I think in a lot of ways this was maybe a superior effort. It was a near ideal day last year, and this year it was the other end of the extreme. And he still ran it blazing fast.”

HOT COMPETITION

Despite the hot weather — the only hotter Western States run was 1995, when the mercury climbed to 104 — a surprisingly high number of runners reached the finish line within the 30-hour cutoff, Trent said. Of the 383 starters, 277 (or 72 percent) succeeded.

“At points, it might have been the hottest day in our history. It was tough conditions for everybody. But the amazing thing was, even with the warm weather, we still had an incredible finish rate,” Trent said. “Usually when we have a day like that, where it’s close to 100 degrees, if we get 60 percent or even the high 50s we consider that to be an incredible day. So 72 percent is a real testament to the decisions that the runners made and how they executed their game plans.”

Racing in his first-ever 100-miler, Rob Krar, 36, of Flagstaff, Ariz., challenged Olson to finish runner-up in 15:22, while Mike Morton, 41, of Lithia, Fla., was third in 15:45. Morton, a member of the Army special forces, Trent said, once held the Western States record when he won it in 1997. While his time in his return was five minutes off his mark from 16 years ago, it was good enough for a new Masters record (40 and older).

“Living in Florida, he didn’t think it was all that hot,” Trent said.

Another Oregon runner, 2007 and 2009 champion Hal Koerner, 37, remained on Olson’s heels much of the race, but he dropped out at the Rucky Chucky river crossing at mile 78. Former University of Colorado standout Cameron Clayton, meanwhile, held the lead for about the first 34 miles, Trent said, but the 24-year-old dropped at Devil’s Thumb, around mile 47, after Olson and Koerner had taken control.

“He said he was going to go for broke, and that’s kind of what he did. That’s his style, and that’s what he tried to do,” Trent said.

SMITH TAKES WOMEN’S TITLE

In a Western States press release previewing the run, Pam Smith was not listed among the women’s favorites. The winner of the American River 50-Miler this past April proved she should have been.

“That was a little bit of a surprise,” Trent said of Smith’s win, which she earned in a time of 18:37. “I don’t know if anyone would have picked her to win, but I think there were folks who thought she could be in the top three for sure. But she just ran a phenomenal race. She kept getting stronger and stronger as the day went on.”

Trent said Smith, who suffered from stomach issues at around mile 34, recovered and took over the lead from Joelle Vaught around mile 38. By Foresthill, at mile 62, she had built a 25-minute lead.

Three-time Western States champ Nikki Kimball, 42, of Bozeman, Mont., finished second among women and 14th overall, posting a time of 19:21. Amy Sproston, 39 — another Oregon runner, from Portland — was third (16th overall) in 19:25.

Truckee’s Rory Bosio, 28, was among the favorites after finishing second last year. She finished fifth among women (22nd overall) in a time of 19:52. Like last year, she ran with Aliza Lapiere of Williston, Vt., who finished just behind in 20:04. Bosio could not be reached for comment.

“She hung in there,” Trent said. “She probably would tell you it wasn’t her best day, but she’s still so remarkably consistent, even if she’s not having a great day, she’s right up there with all the great runners.”

Two-time defending champ Ellie Greenwood was sidelined with a stress fracture.

LOCAL RUNNERS ENDURE THE HEAT

Among the other Tahoe-area runners — all of whom are nursing recent training injuries — Truckee’s Peter Fain finished in a time of 24:48, Jenelle Potvin of Truckee finished in 25:28 and Amber Monforte of South Lake Tahoe finished in 26:06. Colleen Conners-Pace of Tahoe City, also injured, did not finish.

“He’s just a tough guy,” Trent said of Fain, who was on the fence about competing after suffering a recent muscle pull, which halted his training for three and a half weeks.

Potvin was pleased to reach the finish line without aggravating any of her several nagging injuries, which include a pulled calf muscle, plantar fasciitis in both feet and IT band issues. She said her feet got brutalized along the way, however, and she struggled with the near-record temperatures.

“It was way harder for me than the TRT (Tahoe Rim Trail 100-Miler), I think mainly because of the heat,” Potvin said. “I felt good every mile at TRT, and I did not at States. I also had way less training. My longest training run was only 38 miles, and so I was way undertrained.”

Potvin said the last 30 miles were particularly rough, after she realized the condition of her feet and decided she had no choice but to “gut it out.”

“I also thought it would cool down at night and I was kind of looking forward to that all day. And it didn’t happen. It was still 82 degrees at 2 in the morning,” she said.

The Western States trail, which begins at the base of Squaw Valley, ascends from the valley floor at 6,200 feet to Emigrant Pass at 8,750 feet, a climb of 2,550 vertical feet in the first 4 ½ miles. From the pass, following the original trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850s, runners travel west, climbing another 15,540 feet and descending 22,970 feet before reaching the Placer High track in Auburn. The final cutoff is 30 hours.