Truckee’s Fain posts fastest snowshoe time ever
Tahoe’s North Shore turned in a good performance, including a record-breaking mark by one resident, at the 32nd annual Echo-to-Kirkwood Race and Tour on Saturday afternoon.
In the snowshoe class, Truckee’s Peter Fain finished the 13-mile race in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 16 seconds to win the men’s division snowshoe race and record the fastest snowshoe time ever. Fain also won the overall title in 2002. Race organizers added snowshoeing to the race in 2000.
First-time participant and skier class racer Craig White, another Truckee resident, won the overall title by finishing in 1:43.41. His time was roughly 10 minutes slower than the all-time record. Truckee resident Debbie Hakansson, who competed in the 40-49 year-old division, won the women’s overall title and was third in the entire field with her time of 2:00.47.
Other highlights included the father-and-son duo of Reed Zars and 16-year-old Levin Zars. Reed Zars was the second overall men’s finisher (1:46.22), while his son placed sixth in the men’s field and won the 19-and-under division (2:11.02).
Most of the top South Shore finishers came in the snowshoe class, where Steve Madison won the 50-59 division and was fifth overall (3:19.04), and Doug Cichowicz finished second in the 40-49 division and sixth overall (3:26.30). In the women’s snowshoe class, Darlene Wisma took first among women and 87th overall (3:44.43).
In the women’s 30-39 skier class division, Debby Thompson, a repeat participant in the race, took sixth among all women and second in her class behind Carnelian Bay’s Ami Arnold. In the men’s 30-39 skier class division, Tahoma’s Stewart McMorrow took second, while Tahoe City’s Hugo Kenyon was third in the 40-49 division.
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