Powell, Sproston, Mills Lead VHTRC at Western States

Western States results are now available on the Webcast. See Ed's comment to this post for full VHTRC results. Bryon Powell was the first VHTRC finisher, Amy Sproston eighth woman, and Scott Mills finished his 16th Western States (all under 24 hours we think).

 

Neither overall winner is an American. Pretty interesting given that for so many years, all male winners had been Californians (until Mike Morton fixed that).  Western States Web site

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Some of the VHTRC  entrants: 

 

Amy Sproston, Mario Raymond, Scott Mills, Mike Bailey, Bryon "Goat" Powell, Henry Peck, Edward Cacciapaglia

 

Also VHTRC entrants signed up for the Grand Slam:

 

David Snipes (Last Great Race!), Alisa Springman, Yosuke Murase,Tammy Massie

 

Snow course this year: http://www.ws100.com/trailcourse/coursechanges.htm

 

Weather prediction: for start Clear,  low 42; for finish Sunny high 85 Canyons high 85-90. It looks like another great weather year.

 

I will be running with Mike Broderick on my mind and spirit.

Go Ed! You looking strong as of Duncan Canyon. I am sure Mike is with you...when you feel like quitting later, listen to him!!

Amy Sproston W8 34th overall 19:36

Bryon Powell 31st overall 19:24

Scott Millls 74th; Winner 60-69 Age Group 22:11

Yosuke Murase 110th, 23:37

Mike Bailey 139th 25:27

Henry Peck 148th 25:50

David Snipes 168th 26:35

Edward Cacciapaglia 187th 27:08

Tammie Massie 296th 29:42

The weather was perfect, not too hot in the day and cool, not cold at night. The snow pack covered 10 miles but unlike last year, it was hard pack, so it was nastier to run on.Still there were 310 finishers out of the 375 starters. Killian Jornet won the Men's race and Ellie Greenwood won the Women's race.