Mesa Meltdown 2014 Results

It was a gorgeous sunny day at Skyway for this year’s Mesa Meltdown which culminated the GMNC Race Series. Big and strong Nils Lindstrom had put a gap on everybody after the first 5K when they came through the start area the first time. He just kept pouring it on and the gap had grown to a remarkable 7 minutes by the time he finished ahead of a bunch of fast skiers. I think Christie Aschwanden must have a secret weapon as she beats all of the women every time. It must be the fuzz hat! Oh yeah, she’s really strong, too. Jean Jacques d’Aquin took the long beard award although if you count the frozen drool, Dan Schultz-Ela and Brad Burritt were right there in serious contention. In the 5K Toby Morse managed to hold off a strong crew of women led by young Jordan Miner who is turning into a great little racer. Autumn Ela and Danielle Burritt were the awesome volunteers that made sure the timing was straight and the chili got served. And always a huge thanks to our door prize and series prize sponsors:

REI

Kannah Creek Brewing

Craven’s Coffee

20K Freestyle

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Nils Lindstrom 34 M Cedaredge CO 1:03:07
2 Ross Delaplane 43 M Golden CO 1:10:16
3 Lewis Kirkegaard 42 M Montrose CO 1:10:56
4 Terry Daley 52 M Ridgway CO 1:11:38
5 Christie Aschwanden 41 F Cedaredge CO 1:12:42
6 Matt Deeths 43 M Grand Junction CO 1:14:04
7 Kari Distefano 55 F Telluride CO 1:14:32
8 Danny Pierce 66 M Aspen CO 1:15:50
9 Sara Ballantyne 53 F Ridgway CO 1:17:36
10 Clint Roberts 60 M Grand Junction CO 1:18:43
11 Christina Stark 37 F Grand Junction CO 1:20:13
12 Jenny Nelson 40 F Carbondale CO 1:20:52
13 Ken Pill 52 M Grand Junction CO 1:21:11
14 Lisa Moot 40 F Montrose CO 1:21:35
15 Helen Carlsen 53 F Basalt CO 1:22:03
16 Dan Schultz-Ela 58 M Hotchkiss CO 1:23:56
17 Tom Hines 66 M Aspen CO 1:26:30
18 James Ferriday 49 M Fruita CO 1:29:19
19 Brad Burritt 52 M Hotchkiss CO 1:30:07
20 Chuck Bodie 60 M Grand Junction CO 1:31:38
21 Addison Livingston 13 M Grand Junction CO 1:32:12
22 Dan Reinkensmeyer 40 M Fruita CO 1:32:40
23 Bill Miller 64 M Grand Junction CO 1:32:46
24 Marilyn Kastens 57 F Grand Junction CO 1:40:34
25 Susy Ellison 58 F Carbondale CO 1:45:53
26 David Batten 63 M Montrose CO 2:21:40
27 Chris DePuy 58 M Montrose CO 2:26:15
28 Jean-Jacques d’Aquin 74 M Montrose CO 2:32:49

 

5K Freestyle

Place Name Age Gender City State RaceTime
1 Toby Morse 54 M Grand Junction CO 21:19
2 Jordan Miner 11 F Mesa CO 24:47
3 Kimberly Livingston 41 F Grand Junction CO 26:41
4 Debbie Thomas 45 F Montrose CO 27:52
5 Aurora Livingston 11 F Grand Junction CO 28:58
6 Marit Glenne 70 F Park City UT 29:50
7 Tom Lambert 62 M Grand Junction CO 30:11
8 Theresa Miner 48 F Mesa CO 39:08
9 Silas Reinkensmeyer 8 M Fruita CO 47:25
10 Karen Beshai 0 F Grand Junction CO 50:02
11 Trudi Hoffman 52 F Grand Junction CO 50:21