Meltzer Wins Again at Grindstone

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Swoope, Virginia. Karl Meltzer continued his winning ways, breaking his own course record at the rugged Grindstone 100. Meltzer, who won the Run Rabbit Run 100 in Colorado just three weeks ago, posted the 34th 100-mile victory of his long career. Neal Gorman was a close second and Jason Schlarb in third was also under the old course record.

Jenny Nichols bested fellow Virginian Megan Stegemiller for the women’s victory.

Men
1. Karl Meltzer, 44, Sandy, UT, 17:13 (new course record, old record 18:46:26 by Meltzer, 2009)
2. Neal Gorman, 35, Charlottesville, VA, 17:46
3. Jason Schlarb, 34, Boulder, CO, 18:35
4. Nick Coury, 25, Tempe, AZ, 19:08
5. Matthew Wilson, 50, Downington, PA, 20:55

Women
1. Jenny Nichols, 34, Bristol, VA, 27:45:42
2. Megan Stegemiller, 23, Annandale, VA, 28:26:10
3. Zsuzanna Carlson, 38, Edison, NJ, 29:46:44
4. Kathy Wolf, 39, Columbus, OH, 30:32:24
5. Joanne Fenninger, 46, Manassas Park, VA, 31:57:51

Photo: Karl Meltzer at the 2012 Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100 in March, which he also won. (Maurine Lee photo)