Trail series points race heats up

Written on Jun 11th, 2014 by , Category News, Steve Maher's Blog, Trail Running

Matt Murphy, Kea Paton, Marisol Galeana and Alice Burck move in a pack at the June 8 Red Devil Challenge.

 

By Steve Maher
RunWenatchee.com

WENATCHEE — Three North Central Washington trail runners lead the points standings after the second of three events in the Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series.

Leavenworth’s Marlene Farrell tops the women’s long-course division standings after two first-place finishes at the Horse Lake and Red Devil Challenge trail runs this spring, while Ephrata’s Alice Burck is in the same spot in the women’s short-course division standings.

On the men’s side, East Wenatchee’s Taija Corso is tied with Seattle’s Terence Lee atop the men’s short-course division standings. Seattle’s Peter Harrison leads the men’s long-course division standings after winning at both Horse Lake and Red Devil. With two runner-ups finishes to his credit, Pateros’ Marcell McArthur is just two points back.

The final event in the three-event Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series is the Bavarian Battle Trail Runs on June 22 at Leavenworth.

The standings are determined by giving points to top finishers, based on order of finish. At each race, first place is worth 10 points, second place is worth 9 points, third place is worth 8 points, all the way down to ninth place, which is worth 2 points. All other finishers get 1 point.

At the end of all three races, the winners of the long-course division (both men and women) will receive $200 each, with second-place finishers collecting $100 each and third-place finishers going home with $50 each. In the short-course division, the male and female winners will receive $100 each, runner-ups will get $50 each and the third-place finishers $25 each.

Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series
Through two races
Long-Course Division Standings
Total Points
Women
1. Marlene Farrell, Leavenworth, 20
2. Selina Danko, Wenatchee, 13
3. Natalie Thompson, Leavenworth, 9*
3. Sarah Barkley, Wenatchee, 9*
5. Laura Valaas, Wenatchee, 8*
6. Cody Graf, Cashmere, 7
6. Nora Davis, Index, 7*
6. Lynda Finegold, Wenatchee, 7*
9. Elsa Sargent, Seattle, 6*
10. Lyndsay Mynatt, Lake Wenatchee, 5*
11. Cora Sturzl, Wenatchee, 4
11. Carla Carini, Leavenworth, 4*
11. Kelsey Ferguson, Medina, 4*
14. Sarah Parker, Driggs, Idaho, 3*
15. Kandi Lowry, Seattle, 2*
15. Sibylle Wilbert, Seattle, 2*

Long-Course Division Standings
Total Points
Men
1. Peter Harrison, Seattle, 20
2. Marcell McArthur, Pateros, 18
3. Caleb Ambrose, Wenatchee, 8*
3. Barry Hodges, Cashmere, 8*
5. James Leifheit, Leavenworth, 7
5. Anthony Skierkiewicz, Wenatchee, 7*
5. Andy Johnson, Wenatchee, 7*
8. George Velazaquez, Wenatchee, 6*
8. Linden Klein, Seattle, 6*
10. David Reese, Spokane, 5*
11. Chad McBride, Wenatchee, 4*
11. Felipe Cancino, Santiago, Chile, 4*
13. Brent Biggar, Wenatchee, 3
13. Mike Broxson, Wenatchee, 3*
13. Michael Linscott, Seattle, 3*
16. Emerson Peek, Leavenworth, 2
16. Eddie Edwards, Wenatchee, 2
16. Rob Lowry, Seattle, 2
16. Larry Varin, Kennewick, 2
16. Jason Lundgren, Leavenworth, 2
16. Sean Clarke, East Wenatchee, 2

Short-Course Division Standings
Total Points
Women
1. Alice Burck, Ephrata, 19
2. Hillary Conner, East Wenatchee, 12
3. Kristi Karpenko, Leavenworth, 10
3. Kea Paton, Cashmere, 10*
5. Heidi Loewen, Wenatchee, 9*
6. Christine Klingel, East Wenatchee, 8*
6. Addy Simonet, Chelan, 8*
8. Marisol Galeana, East Wenatchee, 7*
9. Evelyn Taylor, Auckland, New Zealand, 6*
10. Amanda Kercmar, Seattle, 5*
11. Ann Hendrickson, Wenatchee, 4*
11. Caiti Velazquez, Wenatchee, 4*
13. Karen Weber, Wenatchee, 3*
14. Lindsay Kane, East Wenatchee, 2
14. Leeza Thomas, East Wenatchee, 2
14. Wanda Bolerjack, Lake Stevens, 2
14. Lorena Boyd, Wenatchee, 2
14. Deborah Hartl, Leavenworth, 2
14. Michelle Housden, East Wenatchee, 2
14. Lisa Heminger, East Wenatchee, 2
14. Danika Johnson, Tonasket, 2*
14. Stephanie Skaar, Wenatchee, 2*

Short-Course Division Standings
Total Points
Men
1. Taija Corso, East Wenatchee, 10*
1. Terrence Lee, Seattle, 10*
3. Matthew Murphy, Wenatchee, 9
3. Mauro Felizia, Wenatchee, 9*
3. Matthew Tangeman, Wenatchee, 9*
6. Ben Martin, Wenatchee, 8*
7. Ed Henley, Wenatchee, 7
7. Craig Vander Hart, Wenatchee, 7*
7. Joe Ross, Wenatchee, 7*
10. Kyle Almekinder, Wenatchee, 6*
11. Chris Doehring, Wenatchee, 5
11. Ian Morgan, Bozeman, Mont., 5*
11. Ken Walters, Spokane, 5*
14. Steve Brewer, Wenatchee, 4
14. Jake Larson, Wenatchee, 4*
16. Matthew Smith, Tonasket, 3*
17. Ron Clark, Quincy, 2
17. Carl Hagerty, Wenatchee, 2
17. Troy French, Wenatchee, 2
17. Allex Smith, Wenatchee, 2
17. Travis Dolge, Wenatchee, 2
17. Mike Cummings, Leavenworth, 2*
17. Emerson Linscott, Seattle, 2*

*One completed race. To qualify for the final points championship, a runner must complete two of three races, with best points for each race totaled. The events in the Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series are the May 10 Horse Lake Trail Runs at Wenatchee, the June 8 Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs at Cashmere, and the June 22 Bavarian Battle Trail Runs at Leavenworth.

Note: The standings are determined by giving points to top finishers, based on order of finish. At each race, first place is worth 10 points, second place is worth 9 points, third place is worth 8 points, all the way down to ninth place, which is worth 2 points. All other finishers get 1 point.

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2 Comments on this post

  • Cody Graf June 11th, 2014

    My name has an asterisk next to. I have completed two of the three races thus far. Is this a typo? Women’s long course.

  • Steve June 11th, 2014

    We’ll get it changed, Cody.

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