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Cook makes sure this time

June 22, 2011
By MIKE LYNCH, News Sports Writer
KEENE VALLEY — U.S. national team biathlete Annelies Cook took first place in the women’s division of the Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday, June 18, beating her teammate Corinne Malcolm by one second.

Cook finished the 11.5-mile race in 2 hours, 2 minutes and 22 seconds. Race director Jan Wellford said the time was a new course record for women.

“My stomach hurts. I’m tired,” Cook said after the race. “It was fun.”

This was Cook’s second time competing in the Great Adirondack Trail Run, which is organized by The Mountaineer gear store in Keene Valley. She said she had a little extra motivation after coming in third place last year, finishing 27 seconds behind the winner.

“This year I went in with the mindset that alright, let’s see if I can win it,” Cook said. “But it’s still a fun casual race, so we’re still having fun and not taking things too seriously, but there definitely is a little pressure for me in the back of my mind because I really did want to win.”

In the men’s race, Juergen Uhl took first place in 1:44:10. He beat perennial contender George Adams, who finished just two seconds off Uhl’s pace. Queensbury resident Aaron Newell took third.

Newell had been hoping to win the race coming into it but found himself battling the flu.

“It’s not exactly what I was looking for, but I’m happy,” Newell said about his finish.

This was the seventh annual Great Adirondack Trail Run, a charity event that raises money for the AuSable and Boquet River associations.

The event consisted of two runs, a strenuous 11.5-mile course with 2,900 feet of vertical gain and a 3,100 descent. The course started on private land near the Baxter Mountain Tavern and headed into the Forest Preserve up the back side of Hopkins Mountain, then finished on private land in Keene Valley. The other race was a 3.5-mile fun run from Baxter Mountain Tavern to Keene Valley.

Wellford said one of the biggest challenges in these races is to keep your footing, especially on the descents.

“Being able to descend safely and quickly is very challenging,” Wellford said. “Lots of rocks and roots. They tend to be pretty slippery, even on pretty dry days.”

In the 3.5-mile race, 12-year-old Scott Mooney took first place with a time of 23:14. He beat 23-year-old Jacob Dillon (24:29) and 24-year-old Joe Merrihew (25:12).

Wellford said he believed that both the winning time in the 11.5-mile race and 3.5-mile race were course records.

Kirsten Devlin, 37, was the first female across the finish line. She completed the course in 33:03.

After the race, participants enjoyed a barbecue with live music and an awards ceremony. While the run was meant to be competitive, afterward was not.

“The event was originally organized as a celebration of spring and a good way to get some exercise, enjoy the mountains and get ready after a long winter season for the coming summer season,” Mountaineer owner Vinny McClelland said.

Sixty-nine competitors completed the 11.5-mile course, while 56 crossed the finish line in the 3.5-mile race.

Article Photos

Mike Lynch/Lake Placid News
Juergen Uhl, the overall winner of the 11.5-mile race, holds the trophy that will soon have his name engraved on it.

Fact Box

11.5-mile Run
NAME AGE TIME
1. Juergen Uhl 20s 1:44:10
2. George Adams 41 1:44:12
3. Aaron Newell 18 1:47:41
4. Matt Harrison 27 1:48:41
5. Scott McClelland 20s 1:48:43
6. John Dixon 20 1:53:57
7. Matt McClelland 24 1:56:31
8. Sean Platt 20 1:57:32
9. Jason Fiegl 37 1:59:24
10. Jeff Dengate 34 2:00:59
11. Annelies Cook 25 2:02:22
12. Corinne Malcolm 21 2:02:23
13. Mike Davis 50 2:03:45
14. Jeff Erenstone 34 2:04:18
15. Mark Galvin 35 2:04:57
16. Carly Wynn 18 2:05:01
17. Chris Duca 36 2:05:40
18. Tim Reynolds 24 2:06:12
19. Nick Yardley 46 2:06:50
20. Tim Keenan 29 2:09:58
21. Molly Coseno 33 2:10:05
22. Zander McClelland 19 2:10:33
23. Adam Crofoot 30s 2:12:34
24. Megan McClelland 21 2:13:02
25. Serena Wilcox 32 2:13:30
26. Jim Pugh 60 2:17:42
27. Amy Farrell 34 2:17:59
28. Will Roth 31 2:18:09
29. Sarah Keyes 26 2:19:07
30. Paul Muessig 61 2:25:57
31. Bryce Stearns 50 2:26:35
32. Mike Richter 44 2:27:35
33. Heidi Holderied 49 2:28:49
34. Mike Irons 27 2:29:26
35. Leighton Johnson 29 2:29:41
36. Zpora Perry 31 2:29:41
37. Mary Duprey 51 2:30:05
38. Laura Nardelli 51 2:30:56
39. James Jones 56 2:31:29
40. Kort Longenbach 48 2:31:47
41. Patricia Hurlburt 30s 2:32:40
42. Kelly Buriak 27 2:32:42
43. Heather Furman 40 2:37:08
44. Dan Forbes 36 2:38:27
45. Fritz Wenzler 33 2:39:43
46. Michelle Fanton 37 2:39:53
47. Sam Hobs 28 2:40:41
48. Erica Loher 30s 2:42:01
49. Erika Edgley 28 2:44:00
50. Asher Kach 31 2:44:17
51. Jenny Mugrace 30s 2:45:38
52. Perry Babcock 54 2:48:49
53. JJ Boggs 40 2:50:03
54. Neil Wheelwright 53 2:50:12
55. Gary Hebert 47 2:51:17
56. Charlie Eaton 58 2:52:17
57. Mike DeCaprio 36 2:54:24
58. DJ Batcher 51 2:55:34
59. Danika Frisbie 20 2:56:01
60. Susan Trzaskos 43 2:58:18
61. Rick Friedrich 37 3:00:12
62. Jennifer Supple 52 3:02:37
63. Angie Cook 37 3:02:39
64. Marc Guttman 37 3:04:00
65. Penny Stearns 47 3:10:46
66. Gerry Duprey 65 3:17:24
67. Luke Wiaczek 47 3:31:51
68. Lauren Crowl 30s 3:41:56
69. Doug Freudenrich 43 3:44:35

3.5 Mile Run
NAME AGE TIME
1. Scott Mooney 12 23:14
2. Jacob Dillon 23 24:29
3. Joe Merrihew 24 25:12
4. Tom Palen 10 29:05
5. Mike Manning 44 29:06
6. Peter Whitney 50 29:18
7. Patrick Perry 12 32:03
8. Vincent Perry 13 32:03
9. Erik Schue 35 32:10
10. Charles Muller 50 32:51
11. Kirsten Devlin 37 33:03
12 Spencer Morrissey 37 33:20
13. Steve Cowles 32 33:39
14. Kari Feingold 28 34:04
15. Morgan Ryan 36 34:10
16. Bill Supple 53 34:58
17. Mike Schaefer 27 35:27
18. Rory Riggins 12 35:30
19. Forest Ledger 13 35:30
20. Scott Yakey 57 35:45
21. Charles McGuire 61 35:59
22. Erin Jones 27 36:12
23. Dylan Jones 27 36:13
24. Max Batcher 20 36:24
25. Theresa Palen 43 36:26
26. Carol Treadwell 48 36:29
27. Jeff Kelly 64 36:32
28. Jessica Wegrzyn 38 36:58
29. Rachail Martendale 27 37:03
30. Joe Murphy 53 37:06
31. Eduardo Munoz 68 37:52
32. Nancie Battaglia 57 37:56
33. Corenne Black 32 38:00
34. Dave Farbes 65 38:52
35. Vincent Santo Jr 13 39:58
36. Briana Santo 15 39:59
37. Kathleen Wiley 41 41:30
38. Vincent Santo 51 41:34
39. Jen Ledger 44 42:06
40. Sophie Nardelli 10 44:28
41. Max Perry 10 45:35
42. Sean Donlon 13 45:35
43. Ellen DuBois 54 47:08
44. Christy Yanco 27 47:21
45. Aiden Daniels 10 48:45
46. Crystal Davis 31 51:00
47. David Brainard 40 55:26
48. Karen Murphy 58 1:02:07
49. Anya Kazmierczak 6 1:07:14
50. Jen Kazmierczak 38 1:07:15
51. Karen Schaefer 57 1:13:31
52. William Schaefer 56 1:13:31
53. Matthew Johnson 9 1:20:12
54. Katie Johnson 7 1:20:13
55. Vanessa Johnson 38 1:20:57
56. Ned Johnson 41 1:20:57

 
 

 

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