Racers compete in annual Heathen Challenge at Sunlight Resort
Racers fire off the line for the 11.4-mile ski trek during the annual Heathen Challenge at Sunlight Mountain Resort. A total of 51 racers tackled 4,769 vertical feet Sunday at the ski resort outside of Glenwood Springs. There were four divisions – cadet (under 18), adult recreation, adult pro, and adult masters. The event serves as a US Ski Mountaineering Association Team qualifier. There was a sprint race Saturday. Overall winner of the Saturday event was Jack Linehan, who finished with a time of 3 hours, 24 minutes. Top female was Jessie Young, finishing in 4 hours, 10 minutes. Final results from Sunday’s race are posted here.
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Puckett was a five-time Olympian and World Cup skier