A total of 517 runners and walkers participated Saturday in the 27th annual Squaw Valley Mountain Run ” a fundraiser for the Tahoe Forest Hospital’s cancer program and Auburn Ski Club’s Nordic programs.
As always, the event drew a competitive bunch of runners, both locally and from out of the area, as well as plenty who came out to support the cause at a more leisurely pace.
Whether walking or running, they all faced the same imposing route to the top: A 3.6-mile climb from the 6,200-foot base of the mountain to High Camp at 8,200 feet.
Galen Burrell of San Francisco, racing in the 25-29 age group, outdistanced a strong field of runners to capture the top spot in 29 minutes, 33 seconds ” 20 seconds off last year’s winning time of 29:13, set by Patrick Parsel of Davis. Burrell was followed by Drew Casselberry of Incline Village, who finished in 30:09, and Bill Raitter, who crossed the line in 30:43.
Thaddeus Reichley of Los Angeles placed fourth overall in 31:50 and Truckee’s Peter Fain rounded out the top-five with a time of 31:54.
Truckee’s Giovanna Mandy was the first women to cross the line, finishing 16th overall in 35:37. Sarah Raitter was second among women in 37:59 and Emma Garrard third in 38:07.
Once crossing the finish, participants were greeted with awards, a raffle, music, refreshments and beer.
Salomon awarded a pair of Salomon XA Pro 3D to the top three men and women finishers. Awards were also given for the top three places in each five-year age category.
For complete results from the 27th annual Squaw Mountain Run, visit http://www.squawmountainrun.com.
Pl. Name Residence Sex/Age Time
1 Galen Burrell San Francisco M 25-29 0:29:33
2 Drew Casselberry Incline Village M 21-24 0:30:09
3 Bill Raitter ? M 30-34 0:30:43
4 Thaddeus Reichley Los Angeles M 30-34 0:31:50
5 Peter Fain Truckee M 35-39 0:31:54
6 Lynyrd Skynrod Truckee M 25-29 0:32:39
7 Phil Violett Brownsville M 21-24 0:32:43
8 Chad Krofta S. Lake Tahoe M 25-29 0:33:46
9 August Brautigam Truckee M 21-24 0:34:22
10 Mark Lantz Folsom M 40-44 0:34:40
11 Tim VanOrden Venice M 35-39 0:34:53
12 Ryan Nickel Sacramento M 30-34 0:34:54
13 Joseph D’Alessio Berkeley M 30-34 0:34:57
14 Terry Daley Portola M 45-49 0:35:11
15 Fred Zalokar Reno M 45-49 0:35:17
16 Giovanna Mandy Truckee F 25-29 0:35:37
17 Gary Mandy Truckee M 35-39 0:35:41
18 Ben Grasseschi Truckee M 35-39 0:36:27
19 Glenn Jobe Sierraville M 55-59 0:36:32
20 Mark Bretan Novato M 16-17 0:36:40
21 Lars Schmitz Davis M 25-29 0:36:53
22 Joaquin Goodpaster Truckee M 20-21 0:37:03
23 Tyler Wright Truckee M 18-19 0:37:04
24 Dominic Chelini Belmont M 16-17 0:37:09
25 Rick Gentry Reno M 50-54 0:37:45
26 Jason Howard Sacramento M 16-17 0:37:50
27 Mark Fogg Kings Beack M 30-34 0:37:55
28 Sarah Raitter ? F 30-34 0:37:59
29 Emma Garrard Truckee F 25-29 0:38:07
30 Martin Benes Soda Springs M 20-21 0:38:10
” For complete results visit http://www.squawmountainrun.com.
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