August 1, 2005
Koerner and Kimball Win USA 50 Mile Trail Championships
Hal Koerner and Nikki Kimball won the 2005 USA 50 Mile Trail Championships this past weekend at the White River 50 Mile in Crystal Lake, Wash on July 30. It was the first USA 50 Mile Trail Championship for Koerner and the third for Kimball, who finished in 7:15:33 and 7:46:31 respectively. William Emerson, 41, Portland, OR finished second overall in 7:28:13 to claim the masters crown. Bev Anderson-Abbs, 41, Red Bluff, CA was first masters woman and fourth overall in 8:14:02.
With temperatures in the 70's the course covered over 17,400' of total elevation change and was run in the shadow of Mt. Rainier over sections of technical trails, including several taxing climbs and descents.
For full results visit www.usatf.org/events/2005/USA50miTrailChampionships
Further information is available on the race web site: http://www.seattlerunningcompany.com/WR50/