South Shore runner wins Marlette 50K |

South Shore runner wins Marlette 50K

Staff report
Patrick Parsel of South Lake Tahoe easily won the Marlette 50K on Sunday, covering the course in 3:54:20.
Courtesy Harry Lefrak / Lefrak Photography |

Marlette 50K/10-Mile results


1. Patrick Parsel, South Lake Tahoe, 3:54:20

2. John Zebrack, unknown, 4:47:52

3. Patrick Wallave, Danville, 5:03:58

4. Mike Melkonian, Mammoth Lakes, 5:05:53

5. Nicholas Laughton, Fernley, 5:59:16

6. Tony Moore, Gardnerville, 6:00:06

*7. Nedis Della Chiesa, Napa, 6:16:34

8. Erik Dahlberg, Victorville, 6:17:32

9. Mia Martinez-Shull, El Dorado Hills, 6:19:46

10. Rick Santos, Rancho Cordova, 6:19:51

13. Diana Phillips, Oakland, 6:26:26

16. Joanne Pilkington, Reno, 6:39:37

18. Janice Pilkington, Tahoe City, 6:51:22


*1. Kristin Walstad, Alta, 1:12:46

2. Tanis Todd, Truckee, 1:21:37

3. Craig Nottingham, Truckee, 1:28:08

4. Greg Mandler, Stockton, 1:30:06

5. Vicki Klie, Truckee, 1:30:52

6. Cory Avery, Reno, 1:31:08

7. Bruce Aldrich, Truckee, 1:31:29

8. James Schroder, Fallon, 1:33:55

9. Scott Montgomery, Truckee, 1:33:55

10. Emma Medara, Truckee, 1:34:49

13. Rayni Melkonian, Mammoth, 1:38:28

*Indicates top woman

South Lake Tahoe runner Patrick Parsel has enjoyed a successful summer of racing on the other side of the lake.

The 29-year-old added another win to his resume in dominant fashion this past Sunday. Parsel — who won the Northstar Mountain Run and the Run to Squaw, and finished second in the Squaw Mountain Run — claimed victory by almost a one-hour margin in the Marlette 50K.

He covered the roughly 31-mile course through the Spooner Lake Backcountry in 3 hours, 54 minutes and 20 seconds. The next runner across the finish, John Zebrack, posted a time of 4:47:52. Patrick Wallave of Danville rounded out the top three in 5:03:58.

Nedis Della Chiesa of Napa was the top woman and seventh overall in 6:16:34. She was followed by Mia Martinez-Shull of El Dorado Hills, who was ninth overall in 6:19:46, and Diana Phillips of Oakland, who was 13th overall in 6:26:26.

Twenty-nine people reached the finish. Three dropped.

The event also included a 10-mile run that started and ended at Spooner Lake.

Alta resident Kristin Walstad, 42, who also has enjoyed a fine season of racing in the North Lake Tahoe area, claimed the overall victory with a time of 1:12:46. Walstad topped the women’s field in both the Squaw Mountain Run and Northstar Mountain Run earlier this summer

Truckee’s Tanis Todd (1:21:37) and Craig Nottingham (1:28:08) finished second and third, respectively.

Vicki Klie of Truckee placed second among women and fifth overall with a time of 1:30:52. Reno’s Cory Avery was the third woman and sixth overall in 1:31:08.

Check out a photo gallery from the event and complete results.


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