Homer skiers post good performances in Anchorage tour

Thirty-nine Homer skiers made the trip north to participate in the Tour of Anchorage on Sunday. Due to a lack of snow, the race was shortened from its normal 50-, 40- and 25-kilomter distances to 26K and 19K. That will be the only and last community ski race of the season as the Homer Marathon recently was canceled.

Homer skiers posted some standout performances in their age groups with Mike McCarthy, Carlin Rauch and Stacey Buckelew coming in first in their age groups and Atz Kilcher and Joell Slade-House coming in third. The results for finishers listed as being from Homer follow. The overall place is listed first; the place in age group is listed at the end of the skiers’ time:



19-kilometer classical  10. Carlin Rauch, 1 hour, 24 minutes, 3 seconds (1); 19. Catie Bursch, 1:30:40 (4); 35. Joell Slade-House, 1:44:08 (3); 80. Karen Marquardt, 2:11:00 (12); 101. Wendy McCune, 2:35:41 (14); 102. Sherry Stead, 2:35:41 (15).

19-kilometer freestyle  

57. Mia Alexson, 1:15:46 (17); 112. Tara Schmidt, 1:25:03 (9); 119. Sarah Wolf, 1:26:28 (24); 126. Polly Prindle-Hess, 1:27:33 (10); 187. Bonnie Dupree, 1:39:56 (10).

26-kilometer freestyle  17. Stacey Buckelew, 1:24:38 (1); 43. Annie Ridgely, 1:35:27 (8); 73. Alison O’Hara, 1:40:51 (11); 91. Maddie O’Laire, 1:46:45 (13); 141. Audrey Russell, 2:09:42 (4); 150. Christine Anderson, 2:25:52 (19); 154. Kali Guerrini, 2:46:39 (19).


19-kilometer classical
40. Mike McCarthy, 1:31:09 (1).

19-kilometer freestyle  41. Charles Rohr, 1:03:46 (19); 74. Jacob Davis, 1:07:39 (25); 75. Jordan Beachy, 1:07:39 (25); 121. Tom Bursch, 1:13:24 (12); 152. Caleb Rauch, 1:17:00 (37); 281. Michael O’Laire, 1:51:05 (14).

26-kilometer freestyle 
23. Andre Lovett, 1:08:35 (13); 27. Jan Spurkland, 1:09:18 (2); 72. Pete Alexson, 1:17:39 (8); 123. Tim Blackmon, 1:24:36 (8); 153. Daniel Perry, 1:27:16 (18); 200. Alan Parks, 1:30:57 (19); 236. Atz Kilcher, 1:34:51 (3); 247. Carl Schoch, 1:35:59 (24); 312. Carl Seger, 1:43:38 (26); 329. Gary Dickerson, 1:46:27 (33); 387. Kevin Walker, 2:01:46 (31); 400. Deland Anderson, 2:20:50 (57).

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