Chizum a close second in Pocatello Fall Ultra race
Hailey’s Eric Chizum, 40, placed second of 29 finishers in Saturday’s first annual Pocatello Fall Ultra Expert 50-mile mountain bike race that featured over 9,000 feet of elevation gain from Centennial Park to the base of Scout Mountain, and back.
Chizum (4.17:11) earned the $300 second-place prize, just 15 seconds behind winner Cary Smith, 50, of Jackson Hole, Wyo. (4.16:56, $500). Each of the leaders averaged 5:08 per mile on a course that offered over 45 miles of singletrack. Age ranges were 19 to 61 for the 50-mile pack, average 37.8.
Campion Open House and free skate is Saturday
Hailey’s Campion Ice House will be open for a free skate and informational session about programming Saturday, Sept. 28 from 4-7 p.m.
Representatives of Sun Valley Youth Hockey, the Sun Valley Suns and Hailey Ice will answer questions about their 2019-20 programs.
Activities offered for kids attending will include a hockey shooting station with a speed gun. Free refreshments will be available.
Campion Ice House opened for its fifth season Tuesday, Sept. 24. Visit haileyice.org.
Skateboard dual slalom returns to Board Bin Saturday
Volume No. 4 of The Board Bin’s Dual Slalom Skateboard event is all ready for lift off Saturday, Sept. 28 during the annual block party in downtown Ketchum on the Baldy side of Main St. Registration is from 2-4 p.m. ($20 entry includes t-shirt) and the event is from 4-5 p.m. Sponsors include Board Bin, Press Print House and Chums. There will be age categories, and prizes.
Badami, Schlopy to join Intermountain ski shrine
Craig Badami, Erik Schlopy and Darrell “Pinky” Robison will be inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame during the 18th annual induction ceremony today, Sept. 25 at the Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park near Park City. And Salt Lake City philanthropist Spencer Eccles will receive the Engen Museum’s service award.
Badami, killed in a 1989 helicopter accident at Park City, was the flamboyant part-owner of Park City Resort who helped stage the first alpine World Cup race in the U.S. in 1985. Schlopy was a three-time Olympic alpine ski racer and 18-year professional ski racer who made the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 2014.
Robison was the 1951 Harriman Cup downhill winner in Sun Valley who made the 1952 U.S. Olympic Ski Team for Oslo, Norway.
Cyclist Richard Mull wins British Columbia 76-miler
Sun Valley resident Richard Mull placed first of over 100 cyclists in the Men’s 65-69 class Saturday, Sept. 7 in Canada during the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) RBC Grand Fondo Whistler North American qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship road race.
Competition occurred on the 76-mile course with 6,200 feet of climbing from Stanley Park at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, out to Whistler, B.C.
Mull (3.27:00) finished 44th overall out of 3,585 riders ages 19-and-up that did the UCI qualifying course. He won his age class by over seven minutes. Having finished second in this year’s U.S. National Masters Race, Mull overcame a broken hand suffered in a gravel bike ride during August while he was preparing for the Rebecca’s Private Idaho races.
Thousands invade Eagle Island for Bob Firman
Twenty-three Wood River High School cross country runners got a taste of a big city footrace on the rural trails of Eagle Island State Park near Boise on Saturday.
Coach Monte Brothwell’s Wolverine squad was part of a throng of 4,487 high school and middle school runners finishing the 45th annual multi-state Bob Firman Invitational with runners from about 150 schools.
Brothwell said, “It was a very busy day. We had some with big improvements and some with close to PR times.”
Leading 1,464 high school girls on the 3.1-mile course was Mountain View senior Lexy Halladay (17:31). Pacing 2,019 high school boys, also in the Elite Class, was senior Thomas Boyden of Skyline, Utah with a final time of 14:59.
Wood River’s top varsity runners were senior Anthony Corrales and freshman Lizzy Lipman. Here were the Wood River placings Saturday:
Division 1 M-Z Varsity: 117—Anthony Corrales 17:50. 136—Dylan Heyrend 18:05. 138—Lance Heyrend 18:08. 159—Isaac Gonzalez 18:23. 184—Zach Sabina 18:52. 197—Conner May 19:22. 215—Max Albright 20:21 (243 finishers, WRHS 28th of 35 schools).
Division 1 M-Z junior varsity: 251—Jake Drummond 20:52. 252—Jose Gonzalez 20:53. 267—Payton Cole 21:07. 384—Cade London 22:58. 403—Davey Schrader 23:33. 405—Grant Green 23:35. 409—Chase Groll 23:38 (465 finishers).
Division 1 M-Z Varsity: 93—Lizzy Lipman 21:52. 158—Sascha Leidecker 22:55. 160—Sage Holter 22:57. 169—Tatum Vontver 23:21. 195—Kacie Flolo 24:29. 204—Ava Smith 29:48. DNF—Melissa Gonzalez (204 finishers, WR 26th of 28 schools).
Division 1 M-Z junior varsity: 94—Maddie Gittens 24:32. 149—Olivia Gove 26:13 (255 finishers).