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Turkey Trot attracts 126 participants

Staff reports
Emma Garrard/Sierra Sun file photoAlex Ferneyhough runs up a hill followed by Luke Barrett and Ralph Johnson during the 31st Annual Turkey Trot at Donner Lake Sunday morning. For complete results from the event, go to www.auburnskiclub.org
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In spite of subfreezing temperatures at the start of the race, 126 people participated in the 31st Turkey Trot Fun Run and Mashed Potato Mile ” a fundraiser for the Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic program ” Saturday morning at Donner Lake.

The event raised approximately $900, according to Auburn Ski Club assistant Nordic director Karl Baer.

Starting from West End Beach at 10:30 a.m., 94 runners took on the 7-mile fun run around lake while 16 walked the course. Another 16 ran the Mashed Potato Mile.

Truckee’s August Brautigam, 21, crossed the finish line of the Turkey Trot first in 41:18. Jakub Benes of Davis finished second in 42:30 and Truckee High senior Spencer Wood was third in 43:40.

For full results from the 2006 Turkey Trot and Mashed Potatoe Mile, go to http://www.auburnskiclub.org.

Top 25 preliminary results

1, August Brautigam, 21, Truckee, 41:18

2, Jakub Benes, 24, Davis, 42:30

3, Spencer Wood, 18, Truckee, 43:40

4, Scott Robertson, 46, Reno, 46:31

5, John Desmond, 38, Reno, 47:01

6, Jeff Schloss, 48, Truckee, 47:15

7, John Pang, 49, Olympic Valley, 47:17

8, Bryan Hassemer, 23, Truckee, 48:36

9, Angela Matthews, 43, Sacra., 48:45

10, Tim Kugier, 23, Alexandria, 48:48

11, Keri Nelson, 28, Truckee, 49:00

12, Dan Hill, 47, Truckee, 49:59

13, Roger Pynappel, 47, Truckee, 50:13

14, Robert Johnson, 36, Sparks, 50:18

15, Dan Manika, 43, Truckee 50:24

16, Luke Barrett, 19, Reno, 51:02

17, Ralph Johnson, 58, Truckee, 51:24

18, Judy Polakoff, 43, Sacramento, 53:31

19, Kristin Krone, 38, Truckee, 53:45

20, Alex Ferneyhough, 17, Truckee, 54:19

21, Ben Grasseschi, 35, Truckee, 54:19

22, David Eardley, 35, Truckee, 54:28

23, Frank Knight, 58, Sparks, 54:51

24, Bill Ely, 47, Truckee, 55:00

25, Floyd Whiting, 65, Reno, 55:33