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Hanson Hills 12K Classic Results

Mon, Feb  26, 2007 - By Mike Muha

It was windy and much warmer than we've been used this season, the temperature a balmy 26F when the 2007 Hanson Hills 12K Classic race began. The race featured an uphill start, climbing to the left of the alpine slopes on the same hill that brought great suffering to the men at the beginning of the 2nd lap of Saturday's Michigan Cup Marathon freestyle race.

Skier spent much time testing kick waxes, scraping off the wax that wasn't working and putting on warmer wax just to make it up this hill without having to herringbone most of the way. The tracks were fairly firm, with a hard base.

This is a real 'Butch' of a first hill!

Just as the first racers were preparing for their interval start, it started to snow. Racers with later start times might have actually enjoyed better grip up the first hill with the new snow!

During the race, good half to three-quarters inch of new snow fell on the course. After skiers had climb the first hill and completed most of the winding, rollling race course, another set of significant hills had to be negotiated both up and down. Grip was better for many in the last hilly section: the new snow actually caused icing under several pairs of skis, racers have waxed for no-new-snow conditions.

Making a strong finish

The final section was a long downhill, made slower than usual by the new snow and a strong headwind, and onto a quarter-kilometer flat section to the finish line.

When the times were computed, it was Milan Baic from Traverse City Nordic and Emily Flynn of Team NordicSkiRacer.com on top. Milan's time was 35:54. Hugh Prichard for Team NordicSkiRacer.com came in second in 38:08, with Strait Strider Denny Paull in third in 38:10.

Emily easily won the race in 47:26. Second place finisher Lorraine Lund (Strait Striders, 57:08) finished just ahead of Gussie Peterson (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop, 57:34).

Hugh Pritchard checks his time; Milan Baic is moments from beating it as he heads to the finish line.

Thanks to Butch Stockton for coming up with a real "butch" of a course for us!

 

Bib # Name Sex Age
Group
Club Time Overall
by sex
Age
Place

65 Emily Flynn f 20-29 Nordicskiracer.com 0:47:26 1 1

105 Kathy Marietti f 40-49 GRNST 1:02:45 5 1
107 Gwenn Stevenson f 40-49 XCHQ 1:28:39 9 2

239 Lorraine Lund f 50-59 Straits Striders 0:57:08 2 1
238 Gussie Peterson f 50-59 HansonHills/CCSS 0:57:34 3 2
252 Karen Dawson f 50-59 Nordicskiracer.com 0:57:50 4 3
249 Linda Allen f 50-59 Nordicskiracer.com 1:17:34 6 4

266 Carole Merwin f 60-69 XCHQ 1:26:17 7 1
263 Beth Caldwell f 60-69 XCHQ 1:27:30 8 2
271 Jean Murray f 60-69 XCHQ 1:34:23 10 3

67 Ryan Halstead m 20-29 HansonHills/CCSS 0:42:03 8 1
66 Aaron Tarnow m 20-29 Nordicskiracer.com 0:45:03 16 2

84 Hugh Pritchard m 30-39 Nordicskiracer.com 0:38:08 2 1
81 Todd Vigland m 30-39 Traverse Nordic 0:40:23 4 2
83 Robert Smith m 30-39 HansonHills/CCSS 0:46:20 18 3

101 Milan Baic m 40-49 Traverse Nordic 0:35:54 1 1
115 Denny Paull m 40-49 Straits Striders 0:38:10 3 2
111 Mike Muha m 40-49 Nordicskiracer.com 0:41:41 6 3
103 Jim Harwood m 40-49 HansonHills/CCSS 0:42:15 10 4
113 Micheal Seaman m 40-49 GRNST 0:42:29 11 5
110 Doug Heady m 40-49 Nordicskiracer.com 0:42:56 12 6
112 Yvon Dufour m 40-49 Nordicskiracer.com 0:43:09 13 7
102 Glen Goodman m 40-49 HansonHills/CCSS 0:45:18 17 8
116 Jamie Green m 40-49 HansonHills/CCSS 0:46:37 19 9
82 Mark Freed m 40-49 Nordicskiracer.com 0:49:09 23 10
104 Bob Eifler m 40-49 Traverse Nordic 0:50:56 26 11
114 Tim Felkamp m 40-49 Nordicskiracer.com 0:51:14 28 12
108 Mark Madorski m 40-49 Nordicskiracer.com 0:52:20 30 13
109 Ken Roth m 40-49 HansonHills/CCSS 0:52:36 31 14
106 Dale Ernst m 40-49 XCHQ 0:53:45 33 15

237 Curt Peterson m 50-59 HansonHills/CCSS 0:41:10 5 1
240 Chris Weingartz m 50-59 Straits Striders 0:41:50 7 2
243 Bill Brundage m 50-59 Traverse Nordic 0:42:06 9 3
236 Don Camp m 50-59 GRNST 0:43:32 14 4
251 Ken Dawson m 50-59 Nordicskiracer.com 0:44:18 15 5
242 Cris Jones m 50-59 HansonHills/CCSS 0:47:21 21 6
235 Robin Luce m 50-59 HansonHills/CCSS 0:47:50 22 7
247 Randy Kessler m 50-59 Nordicskiracer.com 0:49:10 24 8
250 Dick Fultz m 50-59 HansonHills/CCSS 0:52:03 29 9
241 Stuart Picard m 50-59 GRNST 0:53:22 32 10
246 Jeff Moore m 50-59 Straits Striders 0:54:28 34 11
245 George Gambert m 50-59 Traverse Nordic 0:57:57 35 12
253 Spencer Ruffner m 50-59 Nordicskiracer.com 0:58:36 36 13
248 Greg Worrel m 50-59 Nordicskiracer.com 0:58:58 37 14
244 Bill Ahrenberg m 50-59 Straits Striders 0:59:34 39 15

262 Tom Anderson m 60-69 GRNST 0:47:17 20 1
261 Michael Keenan m 60-69 GRNST 0:49:11 25 2
270 Bill Haefner m 60-69 Nordicskiracer.com 0:50:59 27 3
265 Jim Meyer m 60-69 Straits Striders 0:59:32 38 4
264 John Johnson m 60-69 HansonHills/CCSS 1:01:56 40 5
267 Greg Merwin m 60-69 XCHQ 1:03:48 41 6
269 Richard Wells m 60-69 HansonHills/CCSS 1:15:04 43 7
268 Leonard Block m 60-69 XCHQ 1:25:29 44 8

282 John Caldwell m 70-79 XCHQ 1:10:44 42 1
281 Marvin Stevenson m 70-79 XCHQ 1:25:40 45 2