2017 Haunted Hills Race Series Results
October 28, 2017 was a spooky Saturday on the Colorado Mountain College Leadville Timberline Trails. There was a community mountain bike race, a 6k trail run, and a kids’ fun run. The event also served as a qualifier for the 2017 National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA) National Meet.
The 2017 CMC Running Club’s Haunted Hills Races were a huge success. The running club raised over $500 in the five races they hosted: a mountain bike race, men’s and women’s college races, and the Haunted Hills 6K and 2K runs. Ghouls, clowns, wear-wolves, and monsters ran wild at the community Haunted Hills race. CMC Leadville students and staff dressed in their scariest costumes, to frighten participants at every turn
The CMC Leadville Running Club hosts a variety of races and events throughout the year. Student and faculty members meet multiple times a week, for group runs on the campus trails.
Club member Brandon Hanson took home the top honors in the 8K mountain bike race and the 8K men’s college race. The 8K run was the first time he had ever run a race. Both of his times are new course records. Brandon was followed by club members Jason Gomez, Luis Juarez, and Chris Poole. Jason and Luis qualified for Nationals.
Rachael Green and Marley Seifert raced the 6K women’s College Race along with Harvard University’s Alina Acosta. Rachael and Alina were neck and neck for most of the race. Approaching the last hill in the race, Rachael surged ahead and won the race. Harvard’s Acosta followed her for second. Marley’s third place finish rounded out the top three. Rachael and Marley also qualified for Nationals.
Haunted Hills Results
Leadville’s Sonja Evers followed Brandon Hanson in the bike race for overall women’s champions. She also raced the Haunted Hills 6K run to finish in second. Julia Bishop from Summit County raced to win the women’s race. She was followed by running club veteran Kirk McMurray (second overall in the men’s race). Ray McGaughey of Leadville won the men’s race. He was distracted by a course official and simultaneously frightened by one of the many CMC students that were on the course scaring runners. Screams and shrieks could be heard all through the forest as the races went were being run.
8K Mountain Bike Race
8K Men’s College Run
6K Women’s College Run
|1||Rachael Green||31:08.97||Colorado Mountain College||1204|
|2||Alina Acosta||31:23.41||Harvard University||1202|
|3||Marley Seifert||40:11.06||Colorado Mountain College||1205|
Haunted Hills 6K Run
|7||Elizabeth Gamach||39||Female||43:25.29||Canyon City||1203|
Haunted Hills 2K Kid’s Fun Run