Crawford goes 7 for 7 at Soldotna Cycle Series, Showalters take top women’s, youth spots

Mike Crawford improved to 7 for 7 in the Soldotna Cycle Series this season, topping the rest of the field at Tsalteshi Trails on Thursday.

 

For the first time this season, the race featured a single-lap, 10-kilometer race with a lot of singletrack, with slick trails providing an extra challenge. Crawford met the challenge by finishing at 27 minutes, 52 seconds, while Brian Beeson was second at 29:03 and Nathan Kincaid was third at 29:27.

Jen Showalter was the first women’s finisher, coming across at 36:18, also good for 14th overall. Morgan Aldridge was second at 38:55 and Mary Simondson was third.

The top youth rider was Landen Showalter at 40:26, with Ollie Dahl second at 54:33 and Madison McDonald third at 55:03.

There are just two races left in the series, and there will be no more kids races. The next race is Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails, with registration at 5:45 p.m. and racing at 6:15 p.m.

Soldotna Cycle Series Race 7

Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails

1. Mike Crawford - 27:52; 2. Brian Beeson - 29:03; 3. Nathan Kincaid - 29:27; 4. Tyle Owens - 29:50; 5. Tony Eskelin - 30:53; 6. Jordan Chilson - 31:03; 7. Eric Willets - 31:22; 8. Scott Summers - 33:03; 9. Noah Mery - 33:53; 10. Jamie Nelson - 35:02; 11. Ryan Nelson - 35:02.5; 12. Marc Romano - 35:39; 13. Mike Tallent - 36:14; 14. Jen Showalter - 36:18 (1st place women’s); 15. Scott Huff - 37:22; 16. John Pothast - 37:55; 17. Mark Forbes - 38:36; 18. Morgan Aldridge - 38:55 (2nd place women’s); 19. Mary Simondson (3rd place women’s); 20. Landen Showalter - 40:26 (1st place youth); 21. Jen Tabor - 41:00; 22. James Showalter - 41:27; 23. Kristen Mery - 42:51; 24. Catriona Reynolds - 45:38; 25. Dana McDonald - 50:14.

26. Jeff McDonald - 50:15; 27. Darrell Kincaid - 52:32; 28. Ollie Dahl - 54:33 (2nd place youth); 29. Tor Dahl - 54:35; 30. Madison McDonald - 55:03 (3rd place youth); 31. Will Smith - 59:17; 32. Kelly Sederholm - 61:34; 33. Tanner Penrod - 63:55; 34. Robert Carson - 64:57; 35. Rob Carson - 64:58.

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