March 2, 2022

RESULTS 08-15-19 | Conquering Cardiac

RESULTS 08-15-19 | Conquering Cardiac

BALLWIN, MO – When you name a course after a hill titled "Cardiac Hill," you'd expect times to go up. Instead, the 218 runners that tackled the "Cardiac Course" at Castlewood State Park on Thursday, August 15, pushed the pace up a notch compared to the week before. The approximately 4 mile race featured two substantial climbs, including the previously mentioned "Cardiac Hill" and also saw participants make their first finish-line-crossing of Kiefer Creek.

Jon-Paul LaVenture hits the creek crossing right before the finish line on Thursday night's Race 3 of the 2019 Trail Run Series.

Once again, Jon-Paul LaVenture (37, Ballwin) was the first to cross through the Alpine Shop arch in a time of 26:28.5, more than a minute faster than last week's second-place runner, Andy Rains (26, Ballwin, 27:43.2). Josh Wright (41, Kirkwood), who took third place last week, as well, crossed the finish line in 28:19.3 to round out the top three in the overall standings. Those three will also hold the points lead heading into the final race of the 2019 Series next week.

Women's winner for the second straight week, Jaime Maher, hits the full depth of Keifer Creek near the end of the race.

For the women's open category, Jaime Maher (36, St. Louis), last week's winner, took first once again in a time of 33:04.9, beating last week's second place finisher, Lory Cooper (32, St. Louis, 33:37.9), to the line by just over 30 seconds. Repeating the "familiarity" theme of this year's races, Yuting Huang (28, Ballwin), last week's third place woman, took - you guessed it - third place with a time of 35:34.8.

Men's Master's winner, Chris Martel (center, "1"), heads out with the lead group at the start of Race 3 of the 2019 Trail Run Series.

Chris Martel (53, Francis Park) won his 11th straight masters Trail Run Series race with a final time of 29:38.7 (7th overall). Eric Buckley (56, St. Louis, 31:42.6) was second in the division for the second straight week. And Ryan Yoch (56, O'Fallon, IL, 32:07.0) returned to the top three after taking second during the first week's race. On the women's side, Kate Dewey (51, Chesterfield) took home her third straight win with a time of 38:24.6, with Sherri Schultz (50, Chesterfield, 39:56.5) and Julie Dobslaw (51, University City, 40:48.0) once again, taking second and third, respectively.

Women's Master's winner, Kate Dewey heads down the hill to the creek near the end of Race 3 of the 2019 Trail Run Series.

The final race of the 2019 Alpine Shop Trail Run Series will take place next Thursday night, August 22 at 6:15 pm.

Overall Results
Age Group Results
Point Series Totals
Photos (by Jacob Trost)

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