Maddie Hall leads runners in the Ben Blackgoat Memorial Race at Perseverance Trail Saturday. Hall was the first female finisher in the 7-mile race.

Miller, Hall top Blackgoat Memorial Race

  • By By Kevin Gullufsen
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:31pm
  • Sports

Saturday’s Ben Blackgoat Memorial Race turned out 68 people in a downpour on Perseverance Trail. Course options were for 2, 4 and 7 mile distances.

Race proceeds benefit the Ben Blackgoat Memorial Scholarship, which the Southeast Road Runners award every year to high school winner of an essay contest.

Ben Blackgoat, a former Juneau-Douglas High School track and cross country standout, passed away on Thanksgiving Eve 1996 while running on Perseverance Trail.

Seven mile race

Top five women

1. Maddie Hall 52:42

2. Meryl Ellefson 53:13

3. Sue York 57:53

4. Suzy Pothier 1:00:22

5. Amanda Blackgoat 1:02:26

Top five men

1. Jesse Miller 41:19

2. Joshua Musson 42:08

3. Greg Frank 45:38

4. Hiram Henry 46:14

5. Dewey Peacock 46:58

Four mile race

Top five women

1. Jennifer Thorsteinson 39:10

2. Kristin McTague 39:22

3. Meghan Johns 41:42

4. Maisy Morley 42:31

5. Serena Crupi 42:34

Top five men

1. Arne Ellefson-Carnes 25:47

2. Clem Taylor-Roth 27:52

3. Shafer Suzuki 28:52

4. John Waight 39:58

5. Steven Morley 42:36

Two mile race

Top five women

1. Lindsay McTague 17:55

2. Bridget McTague 18:23

3. Lucrecia Meryine 19:48

4. Stephanie Gustafson 21:12

5. Piper Blackgoat-Diehl 22:13

Top five men

1. Benjamin Blackgoat 21:08

2. Kwame Diehl 22:19

3. Craig Thorsteinson 23:44

4. David McGrath 23:47

5. Kirk Thorsteinson 23:49

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