Mars Hill runner wins Lookout 50 Mile and other sports news

Mars Hill runner wins Lookout 50 Mile and other sports news

December 16th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Mars Hill University runner Brady Adcock won the cold, wet 2013 Lookout Mountain 50-Mile trail race Saturday in 7 hours, 19 minutes, 31 seconds, and Larisa Dannis from Stratford, N.H., was the first female and fifth overall in 8:14:14. Adcock is a 21-year-old Mars Hill senior from Pfafftown, N.C. Jesse Langer, 31, of Bozeman, Mont., was second in the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series race in 7:59:00, and Troy Shellhamer, 33, of Louisville, Ky., was third in 8:09:53. Dannis, 26, finished 3 minutes, 16 seconds behind Nathan Holland, 29. Matthew Jenkins won the accompanying 10-kilomter race in 44:09, 12 seconds ahead of runner-up John Wiygul, and Emily Ansick was the female winner and eighth overall in 51:36.

General

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