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Truckee Olympian Nash takes top honors at Billy Dutton Uphill

by staff

Moments before the race began, the sky over Squaw Valley cleared and the 95 competitors in the 10th Billy Dutton Uphill were bathed in sunshine.

With a collective roar, the the frontrunners stampeded up the first slope.

A snowshoer and a nordic skier led the pack, going at it stride-for-stride as if the race was a 100 meter dash, rather than a 3.2-mile uphill enduro-fest.

Behind the snowshoers and skiers, a group of walkers moved at a more sedate pace.

The Uphill began at the bottom of the KT-22 chair and finished at High Camp, a gain of a little over 2,000 feet.

The uphill course relents to flat in its last 300-meters.

Organizer Betty Walsh said the event went according to plan.

“It was just wonderful,” she said. “It was one of the biggest turnouts and everything went smoothly.”

U.S. Olympic Nordic skier Marcus Nash set the pace, finishing the 3.2-miles in 36 minutes 15 seconds.

Peter Fain was first snowshoer to reach High Camp in 46:26.

Skier Laura Stern was the first woman to complete the course, in 48:25.

Once at High Camp, the competitors celebrated with food, an auction, prizes and awards, said Walsh.

Proceeds from the Billy Dutton Uphill benefit local Nordic teams, she said.

Results follow:

Men’s junior snowshoe (under 20)

1. David Naughton, 1:13.00

Women’s senior snowshoe (20-39)

1. Lisa Jhung, 55.29

2. Beth Bubernak, 1:02.54

3. Alison Brickner, 1:11.41

4. J. Schannella, 1:26.50

5. Lois Bedient, 1:27.06

6. Kimberly Pinkson, 1:27.55

7. Laura Sweeny, 1:35.01

8. Laura Niesley, 1:35.01

9. Lisa Lesworth, 1:42.44

10. Stephanie Hoffman, 1:42.44

Men’s senior snowshoe (20-39)

1. Peter Fain, 46.26

2. Chris Ernst, 50.29

3. David Lloyd, 50.59

4. Paul Sweeny, 52.24

5. Mike Keck, 53.23

6. Elijah Miller, 57/43

7. Simon Ray, 1:00.43

8. Sam Skoocke, 1:03.18

9. T.J. Kelly, 1:04.20

10. Brandon Simpson, 1:20.51

11.Jeff Johnsen, 1:20.51

12. David Mercer, 1:26.45

13. David Weimerman, 1:29.44

14. Gary Garcia, 1:29.44

15. Eric Brandt, 1:31.49

16. Alex English, N/A

Women’s master snowshoe (over 39)

1. Patty Struve, 59.04

2. Marylin Henriques, 1:06.12

3. Deborah Dutton, 1:09.32

5. Karen Kielly, 1:11.49

6. Mary Brown, 1:22.51

7. Gail Demattei, 1:23.01

8. Kim Casselberry, 1:27.06

9. Mary Drbouser, 1:33.56

10. Marsha Lutz, 1:34.22

11. Carol Shaffer, 1:42.16

Men’s master snowshoe (over 39)

1. Tom Elkert, 50.29

2. Tony Stefani, 55.38

3. Jim Meskimen, 1:01.50

4. Carl Yates, 1:03.45

5. Jack Johnson, 1:06.17

6. Graham Barnes, 1:12.06

7. Tony Demattei, 1:14.19

8. Daniel Kiely, 1:16.03

9. Paul Berg, 1:17.00

10. Randy Miller, 1:22.11

11. Vance Lura, 1:39.40

12. Robert Fromlich, N/A

13. Mark Mirviss, N/A

14. Pete Jeffalone, N/A

Women’s junior ski (under 20)

1. Jenny Rassuchine, 49.56

Men’s junior ski (under 20)

1. Charlie Porter, 51.16

2. Tyler Buschmann, 1:04.40

Women’s senior ski (20-39)

1. Laura Stern, 48.25

2. Jamie Saderg, 1:03.51

3. Anna Sterner, 1:04.38

4. Paula Schlentner, 1:06.02

5. Sarah Tasker, 1:23.55

6. H. Louch-Millar, 1:30.33

Men’s senior ski (20-39)

1. Marcus Nash, 36.15

2. Michael Lloyd, 39.03

3. Tom Rassuchine, 41.14

4. Tav Streit, 42.51

5. Stan Hill, 44.18

6. Eric Lundstrom, 46.04

7. Bryant Tolles, 47.24

8. Ed Klotz, 57.02

9. Anton Standteiner, 1:04.13

10. H. Standteiner, 1:07.50

11. Mike Livak, 1:08.44

Women’s master ski (over 39)

1. Anne Chippendale, 55.43

2. C. Connors Pace, 58.25

3. Chris Kilgore, N/A

Men’s master ski (over 39)

1. Ross Lowis, 41.15

2. Glenn Jobe, 43.19

3. Mark Clifford, 46.27

4. Joe Pace, 47.23

5. Douglass Read, 49.50

6. Jim Granger, 50.48

7. Steve Miller, 1:00.28

8. Duncan Muffett, 1:21.37

9. Carl Gustafson, 1:27.28

10. Peter Millar, 1:29.04

11. Vince Gizdich, 1:29.21

12. Keith Brown, 1:36.39


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