Eagle River athletes post strong finishes at Tour of Anchorage
Rosalyn Singleton crushed it at the Tour of Anchorage Sunday.
The 63-year-old Eagle River woman won her age group by more than 15 minutes and placed 19th in the women’s 50-kilometer freestyle race at the annual ski marathon in Anchorage. She finished in 3 hours, 12 minutes and 48.9 seconds, 48:48.6 behind winner Jessica Yeaton, an Olympic skier from Anchorage.
Norway’s Magnus Noroey, a freshman at UAA, won the men’s 50K title over Anchorage’s Erik Bjornsen.
Singleton’s wasn’t the only top finish among Chugiak-Eagle River skiers. Anezka Hendrychova, a foreign exchange student from the Czech Republic finished third overall in the 25-kilometer classic race, the top overall finish for any local competitor.
Eagle River’s Rebecca Wall placed 20th in the women’s 40-kilometer race to lead local finishers.
Steve Bay placed 17th in the men’s 25-kilometer freestyle race, where Eagle River’s Sheryl Stevens placed 25th in the women’s division.
Eagle River’s Sarah Wright finished 16th in the women’s 25-kilometer classic race to lead all locals in that event.
Among cyclists, Eagle River’s Sheryl Loan was fifth in the women’s 50-kilometer fat bike race and Eagle River’s Carl Storm placed 17th in the men’s 50K fatbike.
Eagle River’s Nick Straka finished second in the men’s 40-kilometer fat bike race, which was the highest overall placement for any local racer in any of the ski or bicycle race divisions.
For complete results, visit the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage at anchoragenordicski.com