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Maclean and Anderson win Garland Gripper

Sun, Jan  20, 2008 - By Mike Muha

Surprise - sun! Although the forecast included a high probability of snow, there was only bright sunny skies to greet skiers arriving for Garland Gripper 10km race. The sun made the cool 10F temperature more bearable.

The course was a 2.5km loop. Girls, women, and junior boys did two loops for 5km; senior men skied the loop four times for 10km. After a wide start area, the course quickly narrowed onto the main uphill in the race. Most skiers choose to herringbone the moderately steep short hill. Few skiers were able to stride it. The rest of the course had an excellent double track, with plenty of room between tracks.

The rest of the course consisted of gentle ups and downs with several moderately sharp turns. Faster skiers who could quickly pick a line through lapped racers had multiple opportunities to put time on others, just as bike racers in a sprint need to negotiate between other bikers. The wide spaces between tracks provide more than one racer the space needed to pass a slower skier.

Of course, not every passed skier was happy about it...

Peter Johnson of Grand Rapids Nordic passes Strait Striders' Dave Whitlock on the fourth lap. Peter and Dave traded places several times during the race, but Peter persevered in the end.

XCHQ skier Wendy Anderson come out on top in the 5km women's race with a time of 19:27. Tracy Hardin of Strait Striders arrived second, 42 seconds behind Anderson. Just 6 seconds behind Hardin was Team NordicSkiRacer Emily Flynn, still recovering from broken ribs from a pre-season biking injury.

Julie Otwell had the fastest junior girls' time and was the winner of the J1 division in 21:47. J3 skiers Maria Frick was only 21 seconds back. In third just behind Frick was Hannah Meachum, also a J3, in 22:27.

Lundington's David Maclean continued his Michigan Cup winning streak by taking the 10km winner's podium in 31:08. Strait Strider Denny Paul and NordicSkiRacer Steve Kuhl came in second and third with times of 31:44 and 31:52. OJ Junior Will Ward also raced the 10km and finished 6th overall in 31:17.

J1 Mac Brennen of Team NordicSkiRacer had the fastest 5km time of the day. His 17:11 time was 8 seconds ahead of second place finisher Ross Williams (J2). J1 Mark Alanson was third in 17:56.

Ivan Mikhailav leads Theo VonWallmenich into the finish.

 

PLACE BIB LAST
NAME
FIRST
NAME
CITY TIME 5 KM
RANK
JUNIOR
WOMEN
RANK
J3 Female 13 & Under - 5 Km
1 1077 Anderson Jessie Novelty 0:31:16 47 12
2 1027 Todd Katie Grand Rapids 0:34:46 54 14
J2 Female 14-15 - 5 Km
1 1037 Frick Maria Williamsburg 0:22:09 19 2
2 1033 Meachum Hannah Traverse City 0:22:27 20 3
3 1058 Egbert Megan Traverse City 0:24:29 33 7
4 1046 Brennan Brady East Jordan 0:24:36 34 8
5 1054 Perkins Katie Traverse City 0:27:19 41 10
6 1059 Padden Alyssa Traverse City 0:30:37 45 11
7 1038 Ward Anna Traverse City 0:32:40 50 13
8 1051 Harris Katherine Traverse City 0:36:46 59 15
J1 Female 16-17 - 5 Km
1 1045 Otwell Julia Traverse City 0:21:47 16 1
2 1049 Westerman Emily Traverse City 0:22:43 22 5
3 1050 Hertler Katie Cheboygan 0:27:18 40 9
4 1079 Swaffer Rachel Traverse City      
OJ Female 18-19 - 5 Km
1 225 Gulledge Catarina Roscommon 0:22:38 21 4
2 1044 Tiffany Bridget Traverse City 0:23:44 27 6
PLACE BIB LAST
NAME
FIRST
NAME
CITY TIME 5 KM
RANK
SENIOR
WOMEN
RANK
Overall Winner-Female - 5 Km
1 1066 Anderson Wendy Novelty 0:19:27 9 1
Female 20 To 29 - 5 Km
1 1023 Flynn Emily Okemos 0:20:15 14 3
2 229 Witbrodt Hilary Auburn 0:26:41 39 10
Female 30 To 39 - 5 Km
1 1063 Mikolojczyk Kelly Willoughby 0:23:57 29 7
2 76 Todd Amy Grand Rapids 0:34:47 55 19
Female 40 To 49 - 5 Km
1 1024 Cavaletto Joann Ann Arbor 0:24:00 30 8
2 190 Clifton Anne Clarkston 0:27:31 42 11
3 1026 Stevenson Gwenn Oxford 0:36:08 57 21
4 247 Boettcher Tracy Fenton      
Female 50 To 59 - 5 Km
1 13 Hardin Tracy Cheboygan 0:20:09 13 2
2 230 Peterson Gussie Midland 0:22:59 23 4
3 4 Lund Lorraine Midland 0:23:30 25 5
4 78 Witte Lynne Mt Clemens 0:23:33 26 6
5 1064 Dawson Karen Farmington Hills 0:24:22 32 9
6 1070 McGraw Harriet Petoskey 0:31:04 46 13
7 234 Timm Cheryl Bay City 0:31:25 48 14
8 141 Compton Sita Bay City 0:33:27 52 17
9 1078 Hewlett Julie Tecumseh 0:37:48 60 22
Female 60 To 69 - 5 Km
1 9 Mendyk Connie Harbor Springs 0:28:58 44 12
2 1074 Wilks Amelia Mancelona 0:31:33 49 15
3 1035 Caldwell Beth Ann Arbor 0:33:12 51 16
4 133 Merwin Carole Lake Isabella 0:34:54 56 20
Female 70& Over - 5 Km
1 1065 Murray Jean Mt. Pleasant 0:33:55 53 18
PLACE BIB LAST
NAME
FIRST
NAME
CITY TIME 5 KM
RANK
JUNIOR
BOYS
RANK
J3 Male 13 & Under - 5 Km
1 1072 Ruffner Garrett Tecumseh 0:36:37 58 23
2 1021 Roberts Kyle Lake City 0:41:12 61 24
J2 Male 14-15 - 5 Km
1 1028 Williams Ross Williamsburg 0:17:19 2 2
2 1025 Anderson Lyle Novelty 0:18:07 4 4
3 1060 Brown Greg Traverse City 0:18:18 5 5
4 1069 Anderson Lloyd Novelty 0:18:19 6 6
5 1047 Cover Evan Traverse City 0:19:32 11 10
6 1034 Anderson Johnathon Traverse City 0:23:55 28 16
7 1029 Icard Joel Traverse City 0:24:46 35 18
8 1039 Roach Shawn Traverse City 0:26:17 36 19
9 1022 Roberts Travis Lake City 0:26:28 37 20
10 1041 Jacobson Karl Traverse City 0:28:58 43 22
J1 Male 16-17 - 5 Km
1 1048 Brennan Mac East Jordan 0:17:11 1 1
2 1061 Alanson Mark Traverse City 0:17:56 3 3
3 1067 Baic Brendan Walloon Lake 0:18:54 7 7
4 1036 Innis Raymond Traverse City 0:19:02 8 8
5 1032 Kane Kevin Traverse City 0:19:31 10 9
6 1043 Padden James Traverse City 0:20:03 12 11
7 1040 Jacobson Alan Traverse City 0:20:28 15 12
8 1055 Harris Kirk Traverse City 0:21:58 17 13
9 1052 Schilkey Garrett Traverse City 0:21:59 18 14
10 1042 Lance Alex Traverse City 0:23:14 24 15
11 1056 Karbowski Reece Traverse City 0:24:07 31 17
12 1053 LaBonte Scott Traverse City 0:26:32 38 21
PLACE BIB LAST
NAME
FIRST
NAME
CITY TIME 10 KM
RANK
SENIOR
MEN
RANK
Overall Winner- Male - 10 Km
1 181 Maclean David Ludington 0:31:08 1 1
OJ Male 18-19 - 10 Km
1 192 Ward William Traverse City 0:32:17 6 6
Male 20 To 29 - 10 Km
1 48 Coulter Melzar Grand Rapids 0:33:53 12 12
2 115 Mikhailav Ivan Madison Heights 0:39:52 29 29
Male 30 To 39 - 10 Km
1 37 Kuhl Steve Brighton 0:31:52 3 3
2 179 Triebold Andrew Spring Arbor 0:31:59 4 4
3 227 Vigland Todd Traverse City 0:33:21 8 8
4 6 Schaefer Michael Grafton 0:38:24 26 26
5 99 VonWallmenich Theo Alma 0:39:55 30 30
Male 40 To 49 - 10 Km
1 128 Paull Denny Cheboygan 0:31:44 2 2
2 161 Fanslow Dave Ann Arbor 0:33:15 7 7
3 222 Smigiel Stephen Cedar Springs 0:33:28 9 9
4 79 Todd Dell Grand Rapids 0:33:52 11 11
5 44 Goodman Glenn Bellaire 0:34:40 16 16
6 169 Foltz Jon Boyne City 0:35:11 17 17
7 70 Seaman Michael Mt. Pleasant 0:36:56 20 20
8 223 Kanaby Larry Bad Axe 0:36:57 21 21
9 232 Green Jamie Gaylord 0:37:10 23 23
10 63 Britton John Zanesfield 0:38:27 27 27
11 24 Karlson Stephen Saginaw 0:39:59 31 31
12 177 Knight Kip Elk Rapids 0:40:13 34 34
13 231 Temkin Mike Troy 0:40:18 35 35
14 56 Freed Mark Mt Pleasant 0:42:47 40 40
15 57 Triebold Robert South Bend 0:42:52 41 41
16 17 Ball Douglass Linden 0:51:13 60 60
17 175 Lillystone Marty Royal Oak 0:53:20 64 64
18 25 Knudson Bill Lansing 0:56:50 66 66
19 1 Roberts Kenneth Lake City 1:09:29 70 70
Male 50 To 59 - 10 Km
1 49 Onthank Clifford Traverse City 0:32:10 5 5
2 55 Bladel Randal Granger 0:33:39 10 10
3 140 Triebold Tim Spring Arbor 0:34:06 13 13
4 87 Gravlin John Linwood 0:34:16 14 14
5 220 Peterson Curt Midland 0:34:39 15 15
6 43 Muha Mike Wixom 0:35:17 18 18
7 102 Dawson Ken Farmington Hills 0:35:27 19 19
8 221 Luce Robin Central Lake 0:37:05 22 22
9 40 Barton Bruce Homer 0:37:58 25 25
10 68 Jones Cris Roscommon 0:40:00 32 32
11 52 Kostrzewa John Traverse City 0:40:09 33 33
12 103 Baron Tom Vermilion 0:40:44 36 36
13 156 Rynalski Frank Bay City 0:41:33 37 37
14 166 Madorski Mark Leonard 0:41:52 38 38
15 233 Timm Larry Bay City 0:43:14 42 42
16 104 Vande Kopple Bob Pellston 0:43:53 43 43
17 228 Nolan Dan Holland 0:44:31 44 44
18 34 Moore Jeff Northville 0:45:33 46 46
19 114 Pike Jeff Highland 0:46:02 47 47
20 197 Thielfoldt Devan Troy 0:46:21 48 48
21 173 Kraai Rick Holland 0:48:34 54 54
22 113 Ruffner Spencer Tecumsah 0:49:05 55 55
23 2 Gambert George Bellaire 0:49:16 56 56
24 62 Stewart Michael Flushing 0:49:27 57 57
25 42 Worrel Greg Detroit 0:49:31 58 58
26 187 Ahrenberg Bill Cheboygan 0:50:28 59 59
27 36 Abbe Mark Saginaw 1:00:24 68 68
Male 60 To 69 - 10 Km
1 59 Kaltz William Pinckney 0:37:15 24 24
2 41 Smigiel Steve Sr Ada 0:39:16 28 28
3 191 Clary Ed Amherst 0:44:33 45 45
4 196 Anderson Lloyd Novelty 0:46:46 49 49
5 21 Meyer Jim Onaway 0:47:05 50 50
6 51 Johnson Peter Whitehall 0:47:49 51 51
7 112 Whitlock Dave Mancelona 0:48:08 52 52
8 139 Merwin Greg Lake Isabella 0:48:12 53 53
9 236 Geiger John Saginaw 0:51:21 61 61
10 172 McGraw Vaughn Petoskey 0:52:19 62 62
11 235 Drysdale Ray Albion 0:53:12 63 63
12 116 Boa Ellis Charlevoix      
Male 70& Over - 10 Km
1 152 Haefner Bill Clarkston 0:42:04 39 39
2 145 Matson Bill Saginaw 0:54:14 65 65
3 198 Caldwell John Ann Arbor 0:59:13 67 67
4 195 Stevenson Marvin Rochester Hills 1:02:19 69 69