Bozeman native wins Owl Creek Chase
Sawyer Kesselheim, a former Montana State University Nordic skier and Bozeman native, was the overall winner of the men’s classic race Sunday during the 2017 version of the Owl Creek Chase in Aspen. He finished in a time of 1 hour, 56 seconds.
The 21-kilometer cross-country ski race, which takes athletes from Snowmass to the Aspen Cross Country Center, is considered the largest of its kind in Colorado. It is part of the Colorado Nordic Race Series and came with a $300 prize for the men’s and women’s race winners.
Coming in second in the men’s race behind Kesselheim was Josh Smullin, a Nordic coach for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and third Tyler Scholl, a noted cross-country runner from Kremmling.
Truckee, California’s Kara LaPoint won the women’s classic race in 1:12:36. Taking second was Steamboat’s Emily Lovett and third Evergreen’s Erin Quinn-Hurst Hood.
For full results, visit http://www.owlcreekchase.com.
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