MARQUETTE - Amanda Leonard of Marquette and Kirk Harger of Munising were overall winners from nearly 300 participants at the inaugural Marquette Mountain Mud race held Saturday.
This mud run on a course at the top and bottom of the ski hill consisted of 14 different obstacles, such as a mud pit, mud crawl, water slide, hay bales and snow, set up in 25 spots on the five-kilometer course.
It is a fund-raiser for the Marquette Mountain Ski Patrol.
The Avengers’ Alex Gencheff, left foreground, Ellen Wiitala, right foreground, Abby Potts, left background, and Sheila Flood, right background, crawl under ropes and through the mud of the last obstacle in the inaugural Marquette Mountain Mud on Saturday at Marquette Mountain in Marquette. The Avengers had the best team time of 1 hour, 55 minutes, 37.9 seconds. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
Leonard led a 157-woman contingent in 27 minutes, 55.2 seconds, while Harger led the 127 men in 23:23.4.
The Marquette-based Avengers' Alex Gencheff, Abby Potts, Ellen Wiitala and Sheila Flood won the team race in 1:55:37.9.
Here are the age group winners:
Women - 19-under: Gencheff, 28:54.3 (4th overall); 20-29: Leonard; 30-39: Nichole Bell, Marquette, 28:48.3 (3rd overall); 40-49: Lisa Bigalk, Negaunee, 33:15.7; 50-59: Marilyn Hart, Ishpeming, 43:03.7; 60-over: Audrey Johnson, Marquette, 43:02.7.
Men - 19-under: Blake Murray, Marquette, 24:05.0 (3rd overall); 20-29: Justin Sieger, Gaastra, 23:39.3 (2nd overall); 30-39: Timothy Corrigan, Lake Linden, 24:28.0 (4th overall); 40-49: Paul Neumann, Marquette, 28:33.9; 50-59: Harger; 60-over: James Ferris, Marquette, 34.52.7.