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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005

Reilly Richey family fund-raiser tonight

The Juneau Youth Football League is hosting a spaghetti feed and fund-raiser for the family of Juneau-Douglas High School football coach Reilly Richey at 6 p.m. tonight in the JDHS Commons.

Richey died March 7 of liver disease; the money raised tonight will be used to help offset medical costs. Tickets to the event are $5 each, or $20 for a family.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a raffle, a silent auction and a dessert auction. The evening will conclude with Richey's induction into the JDHS Football Hall of Fame. Additional information can be found on the Web at

Miller takes third in Chuckanut Mountain 50K Trail Run

Juneau's Shawn Miller finished third by posting the fourth-fastest time in race history last month at the Chuckanut Mountain 50-kilometer Trail Run near Bellingham, Wash.

Miller finished the grueling mountain run in 3 hours, 58 minutes, 16 seconds. Race winner Uli Steidl of Seattle won in a record time of 3:42:59, followed by Phil Kochik in 3:53:49. They were just the second, third and fourth competitors to finish in under 4 hours; the only previous sub-4:00:00 time was by Steidl in 2002 (3:57:49).

The 50K/31.1-mile race, in its 13th year, drew a record field of 210 finishers to the mountain, located south of Bellingham. Racers face 4,500 feet of elevation gain over the course.

Trish Rosenburg of Seattle was the top women's finisher, in 4:50:31. For more details on the race, look on the Web at

Race director needed for May Mud Run

The Southeast Road Runners are seeking a race director to take over the May Mud (and Mountain) Run, scheduled to be held May 7.

The annual Mud Run is held on a Saturday with an extreme low tide, and runners traverse the wetlands and shallow channels between North Douglas Island and the vicinity of the Juneau Airport on the mainland. There are two race lengths - 3 and 7 miles - with the longer race incorporating a run up Fish Creek Road.

SERR will have to cancel the race if a director cannot be found by April 15. More information on the requirements of race directors can be found on the group's Web site at

Those interested in helping out can contact SERR president Deborah Rudis at 789-4260.

Ord, Squibb among winners at final Eaglecrest ski races

Nathan Ord and Lucy Squibb won the men's and women's titles at last Sunday's Eaglecrest Challenge giant slalom race at Eaglecrest Ski Area - the last Juneau Ski Club race of the season.

Ord won the men's title with a combined time of 1 minute, 41.90 seconds, while Squibb won the women's title with the fastest combined time for all skiers - 1:41.07.

On Saturday, Zachary Young and Heidi Reifenstein were the top finishers at the Don Abel Building Supply slalom race. Young finished with a combined time of 1:23.52, while Reifenstein covered the course in 1:29.87.

Eaglecrest will close for the season after this weekend. For more details, look on the Web at



Don Abel Building Supply slalom

Men - 1. Zachary Young, combined time 1 minute, 23.52 seconds; 2. Nathan Ord, 1:26.02; 3. Peter Nave, 1:27.86; 4. Tom Meiners, 1:31.88; 5. Brian Vandor, 1:34.81; 6. Peter Erickson, 1:39.39; 7. Alexander Erickson, 1:45.67; 8. Matthew Vandor, 1:47.85. DNF, first run: Ezekiel Rohloff. DNS, first run: Tatsu Monkman.

Women - 1. Heidi Reifenstein, combined time 1 minute, 29.87 seconds; 2. Julia Nave, 1:30.08; 3. Sarah Satre, 1:31.77; 4. KC Kent, 1:37.40; 5. Sophia Wahto, 1:38.94; 6. Nicole Stangeland, 1:42.53. DNF, first run: Heather Hoffman, Lucy Squibb, Sara Cohen. DNF, second run: Kayla Harmon, Gabrielle Wahto. DNS, first run: Stephanie Logan.


Eaglecrest Challenge giant slalom

Men - 1. Nathan Ord, combined time 1 minute, 41.90 seconds; 2. Ezekiel Rohloff, 1:45.36; 3. Matthew Vandor, 1:46.63; 4. Brian Vandor, 1:47.97; 5. Alexander Erickson, 1:52.09. DNF, first run: Peter Erickson, Tom Meiners. DNF, second run: Peter Nave. DNS, first run: Tatsu Monkman, Zachary Young.

Women - 1. Lucy Squibb, combined time 1 minute, 41.07 seconds; 2. Julia Nave, 1:41.51; 3. Heidi Reifenstein, 1:42.51; 4. Sarah Satre, 1:45.61; 5. Kayla Harmon, 1:45.66; 6. Sophia Wahto, 1:46.56; 7. KC Kent, 1:50.19; 8. Nicole Stangeland, 1:50.58; 9. Sara Cohen, 1:56.18; 10. Heather Hoffman, 2:01.36; 11. Stephanie Logan, 2:08.24. DNF, second run: Gabrielle Wahto.

Tompkins competes at U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships

Juneau monoskier Joe Tompkins posted a pair of fourth-place finishes last month at the season-ending U.S. Disabled Alpine Championships in Vail, Colo.

Tompkins finished fourth among monoskiers in the downhill on March 24 to open the four-race series. He finished fifth in the super-G on March 25, fourth in the giant slalom on March 26 and eighth in the slalom on March 27.

Complete race results can be found on the Web at

Earlier in the season, during Disabled World Cup competition, Tompkins posted times that qualified him to remain on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team's A team next season. Tompkins won a World Cup gold medal on March 1 in a downhill race at Klosters, Switzerland.

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