Tahoe Trail Babes break own record in Reno-Tahoe Odyssey
The Tahoe Trail Babes finished 11th overall out of 204 teams and placed second among women in the seventh annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey relay race this past weekend.
Measuring 178 miles, the race sends participants on a giant loop around Lake Tahoe, starting and ending in Reno. The course started at Wingfield Park and headed up and over Dog Valley and Henness Pass roads, along Stampede and Boca reservoirs, through Truckee to Tahoe City, along the west and south shores of Tahoe and over Kingsbury Grade. It then skirted Carson City and traveled through Virginia City before returning to Reno.
The Tahoe Trail Babes and#8212; a 12-person team with members from Lake Tahoe and Reno and#8212; finished runner-up in the womenand#8217;s division with a time of 22:32:49. They trailed only the Cupcake Pirates of Reno, who finished in 20:57:00. The overall winner, Team Nutz of Reno, posted a time of 18:34:09.
The Tahoe Trail Babes also finished first in the Master Womenand#8217;s division, which is comprised of women 40 years and older. In doing so, the team broke its own Master Womenand#8217;s record in what was its fifth year of racing the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. The Trail Babes have placed first among women three times and won the Master Womenand#8217;s division twice. The team also has competed with success in the Hood to Coast relay in Oregon.
Team members include Marianne Zerebko (Tahoe City); Jackie Clark (Tahoma); Elisa Myzal (Tahoe City); Donna Collignon (Tahoe City); Missy Sandeman (Homewood); Sarah Prinster (Incline Village); Kathy Hess (Reno); Jenny Weisberg (Reno); Lynice Benton (Reno); Julie Schmidt (Reno); Karen Purcell (Reno); and Cory Avery (Reno).
Among other local teams that competed in the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey, Team Altitude with Attitude of Kings Beach finished 34th overall with a time 24:21:25, Levyand#8217;s Lions of Truckee finished 51st in 25:25:41, Sweaty Saints of Kings Beach was 56th in 25:31:33, Crossfit Avalanche of Tahoe Vista was 96th in 26:42:19, and Truckee Tutus of Truckee was 154th in 28:18:36.
Find complete race results at http://www.renotahoeodyssey.com.