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XTERRA Atlantic Cup Amateur Champs and Maui Qualifiers
Conrad Stoltz and Melanie McQuaid won the pro races in Richmond on Sunday while 38 amateur athletes qualified for the XTERRA World Championship in Maui on October 25 by virtue of their fine performance at the XTERRA Atlantic Cup. Below are the age group champs, along with the other top finishers who qualified for Maui.
XTERRA ATLANTIC CUP CHAMPIONS (FEMALE)
XTERRA ATLANTIC CUP CHAMPIONS (MALE AGE GROUP)
*PQ = Brandyn Roark Gray (30-34), Missy Grant (40-44), Jared Levin (20-24), Andrew Jones (25-29), Kristoffer Nielsen (30-34), Mark Rudder (45-49), Peter Lilley (65-59), Nathaniel Grew (70+)
CAMPBELL, WOOD WIN EUREKA SPRINGS
James Campbell of Collinsville, Oklahoma and Jocelyn Wood of Broken Arrow, OK took top honors at the XTERRA Eureka Springs off-road tri in Arkansas last Saturday. Both Campbell and Wood were first out of the water and never trailed thereafter. Campbell's winning time of 2:29:46 was five minutes better than the runner-up while Wood (who placed 7th overall) crossed the line in 2:42:14, more than 27-minutes ahead of second place. Read story. Full results.
CLOUSE STAYS UNDEFEATED IN NORCAL
Aracelly Clouse, 36, can proudly claim the title of an undefeated XTERRA NorCal Trail Run Series Champion. Sweeping the series with three consecutive wins, Cameron Park’s Clouse placed first for the women and ninth overall at Saturday’s XTERRA Marin Headlands Trail Run with her 21-kilometer time of 1:55:56 - almost three and a half minutes ahead of runner-up Meredith Leva, 22, of Sacramento.
In the men's race 29-year old series newcomer Brendon Mahoney from Mountain View, CA edged Oakland's Ray Yokoi by just six seconds, posting a winning time of 1:42:21. More.
BAIN, OLAFSEN WIN RICHMOND 21K
Close to 600 runners took part in the XTERRA Richmond 10 and 21km trail runs on Saturday, with Christopher Bain and Tora Olafsen winning the long race. Bain, a 25-year old from Rockville, MD,was second in the 21km event last year, but won this time around in 1:25:34.
Richmond Trail Run PodiumComing from Boston, MA to watch her sister and husband race in the XTERRA Atlantic Cup off-road triathlon, 26-year old Olafsen won the women’s 21km event in just 1:41:50. Jeff Wilson and Lesia Atkinson won the 10k.
DIX, BANKS WIN HIBERNIA PARK 8K IN PA
Dan Dix (29:32) and Corrine Banks (35:16) won the XTERRA HIbernia Park Challenge 8km trail run in Coatesville, PA just outside of downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday night, June 17. The XTERRA Philly Trail Run Series has seen its share of wet weather this year, but last night’s reports of thunderstorms, downpours, and chest deep water certainly gave area athletes a run for their money. “With days of soaking showers in the Philadelphia area and a hard driving rain at race time, the rocks, roots, mud and hills of Hibernia Park proved to be a real XTERRA challenge for all,” said race director Don Morrison. Full Story.
XTERRA AMBASSADORS WIN TEAM COMP
A collection of XTERRA ambassadors from all over the country captured the team competition at the XTERRA Atlantic Cup in Richmond. Frank Febbraro (35-39), Brandyn Roark Gray (30-34) and Kathy Coutinho (35-39) all won their age group, while Scott Scudamore (55-59) was second in his and Anthony Snoble (30-34) was 5th in his for a total score of 441, nearly 50 points better than the runner-ups from MelRad Racing.
XTERRA TRIMAX ON JUNE 28
The XTERRA Trimax off-road triathlon returns to Mifflinburg, PA and the cool, clear water of Halfway Lake later this month. XTERRA Ambassador Rich Costello has been there, done that – and wrote a review from his adventures in last years competition you can read here.
XTERRA TAHOE CITY ON JUNE 27
Expect to see some of the West Regions top triathletes and mountain bikers at the annual XTERRA Tahoe City off-road tri at Lake Tahoe’s North Shore on June 27. “The venue’s hard to beat,” said race director Todd Jackson. “It’s a triathlon with a view.”
The race starts with athletes diving into the brisk-clean waters of Lake Tahoe from Commons Beach for a 1500-meter swim, followed immediately by a long mountain bike climb to the Burton Creek State Park Trail System for two fast ‘lollipop’ laps through the forest and alpine meadows complete with wildflowers in bloom. After a long descent back to the transition area athletes switch to running shoes and head back into the woods for a challenging and hilly 10km.
The race finish couldn’t be more picturesque with competitors crossing the finish line with “Big Blue” as the backdrop. Followed by a post-race barbecue and beer, it’s no wonder racers keep coming back. The event also features a shorter, half-distance off-road tri. For more info visit www.bigblueadventure.com.
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