Area racers fare well in numerous Noquemanon Ski Marathon events
While the attention grabber was the 50-kilometer and 24K ski races, the 12K classic and freestyle also drew more than 50 competitors in each.
Complete results are available on the Superior Timing website at https://www.superiortiming.com/ under Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Junior Noque and Wildside of the Noque tabs.
In the 12K classic, the top four finishers were teens, including a girl in fourth place.
Andrew Pillant of Ishpeming won the race in 43 minutes, 51.3 seconds, followed by Samuel Markey of Marquette in 44:52.0, Joseph Carlisle of Michigamme in 45:36.7 and Leandra Buggink of Marquette in 47:55.0.
They beat the rest of the field by more than 20 minutes, though notably, Robert Anderson of Marquette, racing in the 65-74 year-old division, was seventh in 1:10:12.8.
In the 12K freestyle, teens swept the top 10 spots, led by Louis Hindman of Marquette winning in 34:47.7. Three other Marquette residents were also in that group — Kevin Zhang fifth in 38:24.9, Joseph Czerkes seventh in 39:22.8 and Evan Sysko eighth in 39:25.0.
In the 15-mile snowshoe race also contested Saturday, Alex Bott of Marquette won the women’s title in 2:22:17.0 as she was sixth overall.
Top adaptive skiers were Andrew Wonnacott of Negaunee in the 3K in 33:18.1, Jason Brannas of Manistique in the 1K in 11:39.0 and James Bennett of Skandia in the sit ski 1K in 14:29.6.
Below you can see the Junior Noque results contested Friday, with overall winners Louis Hindman of Marquette in the 5K classic in 16:34.3, Toby Klasner of McCall, Idaho, in the 3K freestyle in 11:45.9, Drew Huotari of Houghton in the 3K classic in 13:33.4 and Charlotte Potter of Marquette in the 1K classic with an unavailable time.
In Sunday’s Wildside, Brent Pontius of Negaunee won the 20K snow bike race in 1:08:57.9, about a minute ahead of runner-up Alex Schultz of Marquette.
Will Bomier of Mahtowa, Minnesota, won the Animoosh Skijor one-dog 10K race in 22:39.5, just a second ahead of Logan Smestad of Duluth, Minnesota, while Kellie Shipkey of Marquette was fourth in 23:32.0.
In the same event but with two-dog teams, Deanna Clark of Xenia, Ohio, won in 20:32.7 with the top local racer Anna Rink of Negaunee, fourth in 28:28.0.
In snowshoeing, Jeffrey Devries of Ada won the 10K in 56:23.0, while Justin Prusi of Negaunee was third in 1:12:32.1 and Keith Kuykendall of Marquette fourth in 1:17:32.9.
In 5K snowshoes, Rory Ogea of Naperville, Illinois, won in 35:10.8 with Pamela Malmsten of Ishpeming runner-up just two-tenths of a second back.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.