Squaw Peak 2002 Results

Results for the

6th Annual running of the
Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run


June 1, 2002

Karl did it again, Karl “Mercury” Meltzer that is, from Sandy, Utah. He took another 14 minutes off the course record he set last year with a winning time of 7:35.58. Nate McDowell from Oregon pushed the pace and was partially responsible for Karl’s new record as they were neck and neck with each other until just after the Little Valley AS at about mile 34 to 35 where Karl was able to start finally pulling away. Nate finished 2nd with an 8:06, on his first attempt here (fifth fastest time ever on this course, Chad Ricklefs has the 3rd fastest and Karl has the other 3).

Here’s how it unfolded in Nate’s own words…” Karl and I ran virtually together all the way to 35 miles, only separating occasionally when one or the other had to pee, etc. We were having a great time, talking a lot, etc, and around 25 miles we agreed to finish together if we could make it to the top together. I was feeling good. Then I made a mistake: I went through aid station #8 without grabbing my gels and caps from my drop bag. A mile or so later, Karl was pushing and I realized I needed to eat in order to keep up…I reached down and discovered I had forgotten my fuel. One thing led to another, and a few miles later I felt like a hypoglycemic zombie. At one point I fell onto my chest (just below the ridgeline trail) and my hamstrings and calves immediately cramped into tight balls…they felt like rocks. I couldn’t stand up, so I just lay there on my belly with my face in the dirt massaging my hams and then my calves. After ~5minutes I was able to stand up. Although it hurt alot, I couldn’t help but laugh…it just seemed so comical. Anyway, I finally made it to the Windy Pass aid station, completely wasted, downed a bunch of potatoes, gels, and powerade from the gracious aid station personnel, then proceed to run downhill, got sick from eating too much a 1/2 mile later, then recovered.

I think, had I not made the fuel/electrolyte mistake at AS#8, I would have run 15/20 minutes faster. However, I couldn’t have kept up with Karl. There is no way. He truly is a great runner”.

On the women’s side, and you other women and men, should take notice of this newcomer … Petra Pirc. She has now run only 2 ultras, she has 2 wins and 2 new course records, the other being Zane Grey just a few weeks ago. She became the first women to go under 9 hours on this course joining only a handful of men who have done the same, as she shattered 2 time winner: Ruth Zollingers record by almost 25 minutes with a time of 8:59.25. Oh … and by the way … her trainer……Karl Meltzer. 2nd place was taken by a women from my home town of Santa Monica, CA. Jana Gustman in a time of 10:30.57.

The 4 Person Team division was won by Marc. J Kirsch, Todd Salzer, Steph Schwartz and Paul South from CO. And the Husband / Wife division was won by James and Julie Nelson of Layton, UT

Complete story will be in in Utlrarunner, including info about the microburst storm that caught many runners as they were going up over Windy Pass. You can also check out Runners Comments and Full Stories pages on the web site, these will be posted by June 13th.

Thank you to every one who came this year and ESPECIALLY to our VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS.

NEW OVERALL COURSE RECORD**

Place Race # First Name Last Name age Sex State Time
1 1 Karl Meltzer 33 M UT 7:35:58**
2 244 Nate McDowell 30 M OR 8:06:40
3 2 Leland Barker 43 M UT 8:21:57
  223 Ian Torrence 29 M UT 8:21:57
5 154 James Nelson 41 M UT 8:51:09
6 183 Kevin Shilling 34 M UT 8:52:08
7 230 Petra Pirc 30 F UT 8:59:25**
8 19 Jesse Peterson 28 M UT 9:28:32
9 4 Michael Tilden 35 M UT 9:32:02
10 8 Jason Moyer 28 M OR 9:40:39
11 17 Chad Ambrose 30 M UT 9:42:46
12 145 Jim Huffman 34 M UT 9:51:34
13 173 Andy Ottele 31 M CO 9:53:50
  243 Arthur Bourque 39 M AZ 9:53:50
15 169 Paul South 28 M CO 10:00:00
16 137 Rob Edde 32 M CA 10:02:04
17 170 Daniel Spencer 25 M UT 10:08:33
18 197 Glen Boline 50 M UT 10:11:38
19 219 Leon Deitlaf 43 M UT 10:19:12
20 83 Shane Martin 35 M UT 10:19:52
21 191 Bryan Hughes 36 M CO 10:22:04
22 207 Sandy White 26 M UT 10:28:07
23 26 Murray Schart 43 M UT 10:29:08
  52 Charlie Vincent 41 M UT 10:29:08
25 174 Nathan Durtschi 29 M UT 10:30:17
26 235 Jana Gustman 35 F CA 10:30:57
  55 Troy Olson 38 M UT 10:30:57
28 166 Patrick McMurty 42 M UT 10:31:47
29 206 Matt Kimball 23 M UT 10:41:26
30 31 David Hunt 42 M UT 10:42:35
31 163 Curtis Ringstad 50 M OR 10:44:11
32 54 Carter Williams 44 M UT 10:44:56
33 218 Erin Moore 27 F UT 10:46:25
  29 Marc. Witkes 35 M CO 10:46:25
35 222 Phil Lowry 35 M UT 10:52:34
36 56 Allen Belshaw 35 M CO 10:53:15
37 165 Matthew Hatch 33 M AZ 10:53:53
38 233 Scott Mason 39 M UT 10:57:06
39 168 Steph Schwartz 29 M CO 10:57:31
40 213 Richard McDonald 26 M UT 11:04:06
41 210 Kari Jones 38 F UT 11:04:50
  211 Lorie Hutchison 38 F UT 11:04:50
43 224 Ashley Lawrence 22 F UT 11:07:23
44 72 Jeffrie Parker 53 M UT 11:08:32
45 95 Jeanne Cleveland 29 M UT 11:09:46
46 14 Brent Farr 41 M UT 11:11:50
47 23 Robert Green 45 M UT 11:16:37
48 227 Bob Redwanc 46 M AZ 11:17:35
49 89 Stephen Bailey 33 M UT 11:19:54
50 237 Chris Fall 39 M AZ 11:23:15
51 33 Dan Wolfe 51 M UT 11:23:34
52 167 Ted Heal 55 M UT 11:23:42
53 215 John Werner 44 M UT 11:23:42
54 49 Kim Olsen 48 M UT 11:28:58
55 76 John Service 37 M UT 11:31:21
  178 Kirk Dyches 36 M UT 11:31:21
57 199 Sariah May. 24 F UT 11:33:08
58 48 Steve Westlund 51 M UT 11:35:09
59 161 David Hayes 34 M UT 11:42:38
  177 Jim Knight 49 M UT 11:42:38
61 53 Jill Bohney 37 F UT 11:45:40
62 198 Scott Summers 38 M UT 11:46:55
63 192 Seth Stewart 24 M UT 11:47:07
64 157 Clem Lacava 53 M OR 11:52:55
65 202 Herbert Ley 44 M UT 12:01:37
66 79 Hank Armantrout 43 M UT 12:04:55
67 97 John Moellmer 57 M UT 12:08:52
68 231 Randy Gehrke 44 M ID 12:13:01
69 228 Garrett Ford 31 M AZ 12:13:03
70 47V Deborah Wagner 51 F UT 12:19:34
71 171 Julie Ann Bergman 47 F CO 12:25:00
72 149 Trey O’Neal 33 M UT 12:32:11
73 59 John Diroll 45 M UT 12:49:06
74 69 Roger Adams 41 M UT 12:52:02
75 162 Bob Henderson 55 M UT 12:55:10
76 147 Mike Fitzsimmons 33 M UT 12:55:26
77 181 Reyn Gallacher 39 M UT 12:57:16
78 196 Eric Johnson 36 M UT 12:58:47
79 103 Kerry Collings 53 M UT 12:58:59
80 158 Marc. J Kirsch 28 M CO 13:00:05
  226 Jennifer Johnston 38 F CA 13:00:05
  225 David Penny 39 M CA 13:00:05
  15 Todd Salzer 28 M CO 13:00:05
84 242 Chris Sias 34 M CA 13:01:27
85 36 Grizz Randall 57 M Ut 13:02:50
86 100 Colleen Ford 40 F UT 13:04:32
  112 Troy Marsh 37 M UT 13:04:32
88 155 David Nelson 61 M MN 13:06:12
89 93 David Mecham 56 M UT 13:14:34
90 152 Tim Erickson 34 M CO 13:19:20
91 131 Greg Stevens 40 M UT 13:19:35
92 247 Luther Thompson 58 M MN 13:21:37
93 209 Jan. Gnass 52 M UT 13:23:42
94 139 Susan Gardner 38 F NM 13:26:02
95 239 Charlie Crissman 33 M WA 13:32:25
  203 Siiri Aileen Wilson 28 F UT 13:32:25
97 106 Scott Nelson 38 M UT 13:32:42
98 37 Mori Hannemann 36 M CA 13:42:15
  85 Rich Baxter 34 M UT 13:42:15
100 148 Jeff Gerke 35 M UT 13:50:48
101 108 Matthew Watts 45 M CO 13:51:32
102 232 Rick Crawford 34 M CO 14:04:57
103 127 Tom Tarbet 31 M UT 14:06:01
104 245 Marc. Collman 45 M UT 14:13:35
  105 James McGregor 59 M UT 14:13:35
  124 Julie Nelson 41 F UT 14:13:35
107 102 Daren Anderson 33 M UT 14:15:18
108 146 Lynne Werner 50 F WA 14:18:36
109 92 Bill Francis 49 M UT 14:22:18
110 143 Grant Holdaway 71 M UT 14:23:48
111 204 Shauna Heisler 51 F UT 14:25:26
112 186 Guy LeVan 41 M UT 14:32:36
113 66 Harley King 56 M UT 14:37:41
114 160 Lori Smith 48 F UT 14:37:47
115 195W Kerri Neville 40 F UT 14:49:23
  111W Brett Neville 44 M UT 14:49:23
117 184 Cole Woolley 46 M UT 14:53:27
  185 James Bawden 49 M UT 14:53:27
119 208 Karen Powers 52 F WY 14:59:27
  212 Jim Sullivan 50 M FL 14:59:27
  119 Ulrich Kamm 54 M CO 14:59:27
122 90 Randy Andrews 47 M UT 15:11:50
123 201 Craig Manscill 49 M UT 15:12:39
124 234 Jerry Sullivan 40 M LA 15:42:25
125 188 Jodi Martin Fessler 43 F WY 16:24:00
126 128 Jeffrey Wagner 44 M CO 16:30:07
  156 Bruce Burnham 53 M UT 16:30:07
128 220 Jeff Kirkham 31 M WA 16:31:55
  221 Bear Barattieri 32 M WA 16:31:55