Minnesota Masters Speedskating Club

Posted: January 17, 2013 by auttke in Getting Started

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The second annual Loppet Speedskating events were met with crisp sunshine on Friday afternoon for the 25k race. Eighteen skaters finished the race. Isaac Harker and Ilsa Schobe won. The 50k was held Saturday afternoon in overcast and windy conditions. Skaters had to fight the wind on the front stretch, but had quite a draft on the back stretch. Six skaters managed to complete the entire event with Kelin Dunfee and Melissa Dahlmann winning. Ice conditions, while far from those in the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake, were much improved from last season. There were far fewer falls, and I didn’t see any substantial injuries. Special nod to Lisa Hambly for completing the second half of the 50k event with a broken spring on her right skate – that would have been all the excuse I would have needed to find a warm locale. Congratulations to Bruce Anderson for completing both events.

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Saturday’s 50k

The top two positions were never in doubt. Kelin sprinted off the line with a giant grin that would remain frozen on his face for most of the race. The times below are displaying poorly. Kelin completed the 50k in 1 hour and 41 minutes, Melissa finished in 2 hours and 3 minutes to win the women’s event. After that spectators had a twenty minute wait for the pack of four Ulrich Fink, Bruce Anderson, Lisa Hambly, and Sarah Kruger to finish the race. The guys were a lap ahead and in the final turn the German Fink sprinted ahead of Bruce Anderson for second place in the men’s event. Lisa would be credited with finishing ahead of Sarah, though they came across the line hand in hand. Four skaters gave it a good effort but didn’t complete the event.

Pos. No.    Name                Sex Age Class  Team/club      Dist  Ag Time
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   1    911 Kelin Dunfee        M  25   MOPEN Adam's Test      50 25 41:19.2
   2    908 Melissa Dahlmann    F  33   FOPEN TWIN CITIES      50 33 03:59.4
   3    913 Ulrich Fink         M  54   MOPEN TCSS             50 54 22:54.5
   4    910 Bruce Anderson      M  53   MOPEN TCSS             50 53 22:58.1
   5    905 Lisa Hambly         F  28   FOPEN                  50 28 26:15.2
   6    914 Sarah Kruger        F  28   FOPEN                  50 28 26:15.3
 DNF    904 David Cohen         M  62   MOPEN                  25 62 04:50.9
 DNF    901 Patrick Dillon      M  60   MOPEN                  37 60 45:29.7
 DNF    906 Adam Rosenthal      M  17   MOPEN Midway           32 17 55:27.0
 DNF    907 John Koppi          M  17   MOPEN                  21 17 02:13.8

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Friday’s 25k

Isaac Harker repeats as the winner of the 25k event and makes it look easy. Ilsa Shobe won the women’s event in 1:06.

   1    1    803 Isaac Harker        M  16 MOPEN  M 19 and Under          25 16 55:43.7
   2    2    808 Erik Wardenaar      M  56 MOPEN  M 50 - 59               25 56 56:46.4
   3    3    811 Patrick Dillon      M  60 MOPEN  M 60 - 69               25 60 59:13.8
   4    4    818 Auggie Herman       M  13 MOPEN  M 19 and Under Midway   25 13 05:02.0
   5    1    805 Ilsa Shobe          F  17 FOPEN  F 19 and Under Twin     25 17 06:15.0
   6    5    801 Sami Banat          M  14 MOPEN  M 19 and Under Midway   25 14 06:28.4
   7    2    821 Melanie Pankow      F  14 FOPEN  F 19 and Under Midway   25 14 06:33.9
   8    3    816 Marion Wohlrab      F  42 FOPEN       F 40 - 49 US Speed 25 42 07:08.8
   9    6    820 Bruce Anderson      M  53 MOPEN       M 50 - 59 TC       25 53 07:11.4
  10    7    819 John Koppi          M  17 MOPEN  M 19 and Under          25 17 07:15.5
  11    8    822 Brian Wray          M  33 MOPEN       M 30 - 39          25 33 09:52.1
  12    9    809 Brandon Sandberg    M  21 MOPEN       M 20 - 29 TC       25 21 10:15.3
  13   10    813 Doug Endres         M  69 MOPEN       M 60 - 69          25 69 16:28.9
  14   11    806 Gary Martin         M  64 MOPEN       M 60 - 69          25 64 18:11.6
  15    4    815 Carolyn Cone        F  58 FOPEN       F 50 - 59          25 58 22:15.5
  16   12    802 Howard Morris       M  61 MOPEN       M 60 - 69          25 61 26:09.4
  17    5    812 Teresa Gonske       F  49 FOPEN       F 40 - 49          25 49 31:19.5
  18    6    810 Dorothy Bialke      F  50 FOPEN       F 50 - 59TC        25 50 59:21.1
 DNF   13    807 Stephen Engelhardt  M  25 MOPEN       M 20 - 29 GMSA     10 25 52:13.0
 DNF    7    814 Sheree Mehring      F  47 FOPEN       F 40 - 49 GMSA     3 47 16:02.0
 DNF    8    804 Shelly Morales      F  47 FOPEN       F 40 - 49 sunshine 2 47 10:23.2

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