Dan Barger and Sheryl Wheeler Win at Massanutten
Fort Valley, Virginia, May 16. Dan Barger of Auburn, California and Sheryl Wheeler of Rhinebeck, New York were winners at the 16th annual Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run. Barger took the lead about 5 hours into the run and led throughout from there. Chris Reed held off a fast-closing Aaron Schwartzbard to take second place by a mere 26 seconds.
Kathleen Cusick led the women for much of the race until Wheeler caught her at about mile 83. 170 runners started, and with mild weather prevailing throughout, 114 finished within the 36-hour time limit. One additional runner completed the course after the time limit.
1. Dan Barger, 44, Auburn, CA, 20:25:48
2. Chris Reed, 37, Allentown, PA, 20:56:43
3. Aaron Schwartzbard, 32, Reston, VA, 20:57:09
4. Todd Walker, 43, Amherst, MA, 21:12:25
5. Matt Davies, 36, Cleveland, TN, 22:30:18
1. Sheryl Wheeler, 47, Rhinebeck, NY, 24:54:45
2. Kathleen Cusick, 34, Knoxville, TN, 25:39:55
3. Elizabeth Carrion, 33, Fairlawn, NJ, 25:47:22
4. Jennifer Brunet, 39, Harrington Park, NJ, 25:52:05
5. Ragan Petrie, 44, Arlington, VA, 26:07:14