PAUL SMITHS - Matthew Harrison of Lake Placid ran away with the Jenkins Mountain Scramble half marathon title Saturday after covering the challenging 13.1-mile course on the trails of the Paul Smith's VIC in 1:45:41.
Amy Farrell of Tupper Lake and Phyllis Clookey of Plattsburgh were the top women half marathoners, crossing the line together in 2:14:05.
Another Tupper Laker, Wendy Pavlus, was the overall winner in the 10-kilometer race with a time of 43:50.
Runners take off at the start of the Jenkins Mountain Scramble half marathon Saturday morning at the Paul Smith’s VIC.
(Photo — Joe VanPutten)
Amy Farrell, left, and Phyllis Clookey finish together as the top two women in Saturday’s half marathon.
(Photo — Michelle Brown)
In all, 28 runners completed the half marathon that included sections of running on mulched trails, a climb to the top of Jenkins Mountain and a steep trailless descent on uneven terrain toward the finish. The course featured 2,364 feet of elevation gain, according to the race's website.
Twenty-one runners completed the 10k course. Kevin Prickett of Wilmington was the top male finisher in 50:16, which was good for fourth place overall. Corrine Malcolm was second overall in 44:09 and Devin McGlade of New City was third in 51:47.
Chris Repka of Porter Corners was the second half marathon finisher with a time of 1:57:56. Matt Cook of Saranac Lake was third in 2:07:01.
Harrison has now won the last two half marathons at the VIC after topping a field of 26 runners in last fall's season-ending 13.1-miler in 1:41:52. Olympic biathlete Lowell Bailey won last year's Jenkins Mountain Scramble in 1:40:13, followed by Leif Nordgren (1:50:07) and Harrison (1:54:13).
It was the second year of the Jenkins Mountain Scramble, which kicks off the summer trail running season at the VIC. The season continues with the three-race First Sunday Series, which includes a 10k race on July 1, a 15k on Aug. 5 and a half and full marathon on Sept. 2. Five-kilometer races will also be offered on each of those dates. For more information about the series, go to the VIC's Facebook page or email Sarah Keyes at email@example.com.
Jenkins Mountain Scramble
Saturday at Paul Smith's VIC
|1. Matthew Harrison (Lake Placid)||1:45:41|
|2. Chris Repka (Porter Corners)||1:57:56|
|3. Matt Cook (Saranac Lake)||2:07:01|
|4. Phyllis Clookey (Plattsburgh)||2:14:05|
|4. Amy Farrell (Tupper Lake)||2:14:05|
|6. Andrew Mainville (Malone)||2:23:10|
|7. Russell Roberts (Brooklyn)||2:23:14|
|8. Brian Erickson (Brooklyn)||2:23:15|
|9. Ed Stickles (Sleepy Hollow)||2:24:15|
|10. Peter Jones (Rainbow Lake)||2:30:20|
|11. Mark Lamberti (Staten Island)||2:30:29|
|12. Heidi Holderied (Saranac Lake)||2:32:16|
|13. Kelly Linehan (Bloomingdale)||2:37:46|
|14. Judy Rush (Saranac Lake)||2:38:39|
|15. Nick Capofari (Staten Island)||2:39:35|
|16. Erik Schue (Saranac Lake)||2:41:01|
|17. Alex Matthews (Queensbury)||2:42:51|
|18. Eric Schwamb (Bloomingdale)||2:43:28|
|19. David Matthews (Queensbury)||2:45:15|
|20. Morgan Ryan (Saranac Lake)||2:53:29|
|21. Michael DeCaprio (Glens Falls)||2:54:49|
|22. Michael Ahrens (Marion, Ill.)||2:55:36|
|23. Andrew Antaya (Lake Clear)||3:06:38|
|24. Bekkie Wright (East Hartford, Conn.)||3:10:43|
|25. Joseph Poliquin (East Hartford, Conn.)||3:10:47|
|26. Wendy Matthews (Queensbury)||3:16:11|
|27. Beth Donnelly (Saranac Lake)||3:21:47|
|28. Donna Ahrens (Marion, Ill.)||3:32:05|
|Leif Nordgren (Lake Placid)||DNF|
|1. Wendy Pavlus (Tupper Lake)||43:50|
|2. Corrine Malcolm (Lake Placid)||44:09|
|3. Devin McGlade (New City)||50:11|
|4. Kevin Prickett (Wilmington)||50:16|
|5. Joseph Korzencki (Lake Placid)||50:50|
|6. Jennifer Townsend (Canton)||51:47|
|7. Ellen Campion (Saranac Lake)||52:07|
|8. Julie Hinsdill (Boonville)||56:25|
|9. Connie Prickett (Wilmington)||56:47|
|10. Willow Davis (Lake Clear)||58:17|
|11. Tim Kane (Westfield)||1:00:04|
|12. Hillary Ryan-Rusch (Redwood)||1:00:55|
|13. Michael Dacosta (Nyack)||1:02:58|
|14. Charles McGuire (Keene)||1:03:05|
|15. Katie Alford (Lake Placid)||1:04:30|
|16. Elaine Verstrate (Middlesex)||1:05:30|
|17. Nancie Battaglia (Lake Placid)||1:05:45|
|18. David Love (Middlesex)||1:11:21|
|19. Amanda Repka (Porter Corners)||1:12:29|
|20. Noelle Korzenecki (Westfield, Mass.)||1:14:54|
|21. Lisa Korzenecki (Lake Placid)||1:14:55|