Tuesday, November 1, 2011

USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Announces Runners of the Year

From: Nancy Hobbs - Chairperson - USA Track & Field's Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council.

Indianapolis, IN ---- The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2011 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, Trail Runners of the Year, Trail Championship Series winners, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in St. Louis this December.

Mountain men open: Max King, 31, Bend, OR
Mountain men master: Tim Van Orden, 43, Bennington, VT
Mountain women open: Kasie Enman, 32, Huntington, VT
Mountain women master: Jacqueline Shakar, 51, Sutton, MA

Ultra men open – Ted Corbitt Memorial USATF Ultra Runner of the Year: Michael Wardian, 37, Arlington, VA
Ultra men master: Co-Recipients Chad Ricklefs, 44, Boulder, CO, and Mark Godale, 41, Aurora, OH
Ultra women open – The Ruth Anderson Ultrarunner of the Year Award: Meghan Arbogast, 50, Corvallis, OR
Ultra women master: Connie Gardner, 47, Medina, OH

New category awards for 2011 included:
Trail men open: Max King
Trail men master: Tim Van Orden
Trail women open: Marci Klimek, 24, Phoenix, OR
Trail women master: Jacqueline Shakar

Contributor of the Year – Lin Gentling

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