Mull is silver medalist in USA Cycling national RR
Sun Valley’s Richard Mull, 67, riding for Big Orange Cycling, finished a close second Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Men’s Masters 65-69 age class during the 45.4-mile (73.2 kilometer) road race of the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships in Colorado.
There were 36 starters and 34 finishers in Mull’s age class. Competition took place at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs.
Mull, having placed second the last two years at nationals, led an attack on a steep climb with four miles to go and maintained a 20-yard lead towards the end of the four-lap event staged on an 18.3-kilometer (11.3-mile) course.
But Neal Stoughton of Tucson, Az. slipped past Mull on the right and won by the slimmest of margins. Stoughton was timed in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds, and Mull 2.11:36.
In June, Mull won the Idaho State Road Race in the Men’s Masters 60-plus class on a course near Emmett.
Also competing at Colorado Springs was Ketchum’s Jay Hagenbuch, 68. On Thursday, Aug. 8, Hagenbuch placed 17th in the Men’s Masters 65-69 time trial on a 20k (12.4-mile) course with a time of 31:06, 3:31 back. Hagenbuch was last year’s Idaho State time trial champ in Master Men’s 65-69.
XC running season starts Tuesday at WRMS
Wood River Middle School cross country running coaches Jonah Torseth and Bill Cantrell welcome student-athletes in grades 6-8 for the first practices of the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the north entrance outside the gym at the Hailey school. Bring a water bottle and running shoes and be ready to run. Details, call Cantrell 208-721-2698.
Standhope Ultra Challenge results correction
Due to an error in the results posted by race organizers for the July 27 Standhope Ultra Challenge 30-kilometer (18.6-mile) run, the finishing time of Ketchum’s Kathy Morell, 58, was misreported. Morell’s correct time was 6 hours and 52 minutes, second in her age group and 25th among women. She was 59th of 79 finishers at that distance.
Shoshone’s Messick enters IHSAA Hall of Fame
Shoshone’s Larry Messick was one of two individuals inducted July 31 into the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) Hall of Fame for exemplary service to Idaho’s young people.
Messick spent 38 of his 40 years in education at Shoshone High School. In addition to being Shoshone’s athletic director for 25 years, he was head boys’ basketball coach for 38 years and head volleyball coach for 31 years. His teams won six state titles.
Joining Messick as a 2019 IHSAA shrine honoree was Doug Standlee of Boise, whose 50-plus-year career in Idaho education includes 34 years as manager of the IHSAA boys’ basketball tournament.