Jed Smith takes over Commerce Circle

Heavy rain and wind damage left the Jed Smith parkway course unusable for this year’s ultras. The event was moved to the pavement of Commerce Circle.  Conditions were ideal Saturday on the fast, certified 2k loop course.  Colorado resident Billy Mertens broke the tape after completing 25 laps in a time of 3:16:29 winning the 50K and  setting a new men’s 50-54  National Age Group record.  Chips Eric Girardin and Justin Mitchell won both the 1/2 Marathon and 30K races in 1:29:03 for the 1/2 and 2:06:10 for the 30K.  37 year old Adolofo Andrade won the 50 Miler in 6:39:05.  Thanks to all the volunteers and race director John Feeney it was a very good day.

Complete results

Chip and Chipette Finishers:

2/4/17 Jed Smith Ultra
1/2 marathon
Eric Girardin 30 – 1:29:03 1st Place Overall 6:48/M
Jennifer Harwood 46 – 1:54:32 1st F40-49 8:44/M
Rob Clark 28 – 2:06:29 2nd M20-29 9:33/M
Karla Daugherty 42 – 2:08:57 3rd F40-49 9:50/M
Ron Peck 75 – 3:20:49 1st M70+ 15:20/M
Cheri Alvarez 54 – 3:27:24 2nd F50-59 15:5-/M
Ann Novak 61 – 3:27:24 1st F60-69 15:50/M
Diane Vlach 50 – 3:27:24 3rd F50-59 15:50/M
30K
Justin Mitchell 40 – 2:06:10 1st Overall 6:46/M
John Blue 53 – 2:09:38 2nd Overall 1st M50-59 6:57/M
Mark Lantz 51 – 2:15:21 2nd M50-59 7:16/M
Eddie Schmidt 52 – 2:17:35 3rd M50-59 7:23/M
Brian Marks 40 – 2:42:10 2nd M40-49 8:42/M
Kaoru Cruz 53 – 2:55:18 1st F50-59 9:25/M
Nancy Park 51 – 3:28:03 2nd F50-59 11:10/M
Michael Daugherty 41 – 3:41:16 11:53/M
Barbara Elia 72 – 5:35:52 1st F70+ 18:02/M
50K
Billy Mertens (non-Chip) 50 – 3:16:29 1st Overall, CR, Pending National AG record M50-54 6:19/M
Bill Hambrick 62 – 5:35:52 10:49/M
Deirdre Greenholz 47 – 5:54:00 11:24/M
Jay Gleason 59 – 6:19:04 12:12/M
Leslie Carboni 42 – 6:19:42 12:13/M
Cassandra Cisneros 44 – 6:51:26 13:15/M
Allen Reid 76 – 7:27:04 3rd M70+ 14:23/M
50 Miler
Rick Santos 52 – 9:36:398 2nd M50-59 11:32/M

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