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Rory Jenkins and Gracie Schenkel win 4th Annual Uphill Challenge

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(Mt. Hood, OR -- August 5, 2017) -- More than 40 racers took the challenge of running (or walking) the 1.2 mile long, 631 foot elevation gain 4th annual Uphill Challenge today at Mt. Hood Meadows. Five category records were set, including the fastest woman record established in 2014 by Rachel Lynn - the first year of the event. Gracie Schenkel shaved six seconds off posting a time of 13:10.87 a new record for women! The fastest man in the challenge was Rory Jenkins with a time of 11:02.39, just twelve seconds off the record set by Bernard Seeger in 2014.

Category record setters were:

  • Lucy Hafer (38:23.76) in the 4 and under women category, taking eight minutes off her record pace from last year
  • Gracie Schenkel (11:02.39) in the 25 - 29 women category
  • Nikol Allison (15:11.95) in the 40 - 44 women category knocking over 4 minutes off the previous record
  • Benjamin Balazs (11:15:31) in the 10 - 14 men's category knocking over a minute and a half off the previous record
  • Rory Jenkins ((11:02.39) in the 30 - 34 men's category almost 2 minutes faster than the previous category record

2017 Uphill Challenge Results

BIB NAME Age AGE RANGE GENDER ELAPSED TIME
134 Jenkins, Rory 32 30-34 Male 11:02.39
119 Balazs, Benjamin 13 10-14 Male 11:15.31
118 Woosley, Nathan 27 25-29 Male 13:10.06
136 Schenkel, Gracie 27 25-29 Female 13:10.87
121 Balazs, Patrik 14 10-14 Male 13:33.49
100 Rutherford, Alexandra 17 15-19 Female 14:46.10
130 Allison, Cody 23 20-24 Male 14:55.28
113 Bell, Dan 39 35-39 Male 15:05.58
129 Allison, Nikol 42 40-44 Female 15:11.95
126 Babad, Clifford 18 15-19 Male 15:41.84
131 Bracale, Billy 46 45-49 Male 15:53.91
101 Zdenek, Michael 36 35-39 Male 15:55.75
132 Bracale, Ryly 12 10-14 Male 16:59.55
105 Chenier, Craig 36 35-39 Male 17:04.17
135 Bergner, Gunter 62 60-64 Male 17:56.37
137 Hutchkiss, Caleb 34 30-34 Male 18:17.81
117 Johnson, Peter 60 60-64 Male 18:53.34
110 Hafer, Miranda 10 10-14 Female 20:16.61
116 Trulsen, Jill 64 60-64 Female 21:46.02
108 Hafer, Josey 8 5-9 Female 22:35.68
112 Russell, Fred 64 60-64 Male 23:37.64
120 Balazs, Kailua 10 10-14 Female 23:44.04
111 Russell, Bonnie 67 65-69 Female 23:51.80
122 Ullom, Elisabeth 27 25-29 Female 24:33.46
107 Hafer, Anna 12 10-14 Female 24:44.54
133 Bracale, Xander 7 5-9 Male 25:44.9
123 Friedrich, Neil 33 30-34 Male 25:49.1
124 Stevens, Kelly 31 30-34 Female 25:49.8
98 Compton, Kevin 39 35-39 Male 26:35.97
99 Compton, Shawnetta 40 40-44 Female 26:36.19
102 Zilka, Caleb 5 5-9 Male 27:01.37
104 Zilka, Tomas 35 35-39 Male 27:03.01
114 Marine, Alexandria 44 40-44 Female 28:36.69
115 Marine, Finley 9 5-9 Female 28:36.87
103 Zilka, Sebastian 7 5-9 Male 37:44.00
125 Zilka, Peter 63 60-64 Male 37:44.00
128 Hafer, Lucy 4 0-4 Female 38:23.76
106 Hafer, Becky 37 35-39 Female 38:24.09
109 Hafer, Kelly 38 35-39 Male 39:47.5
127 Hafer, Eliza 2 0-4 Female 39:.46.5