Joanna Riley (755) and Amanda Cherok garnered attention with their tights and finished the Spit Run 10K together, finishing 19th and 18th, respectively. - Courtesy Photo, Clark Fair

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Jake Moe wins the Spit Run 10K, finishing about eight seconds in front of Will Guzick (in background). - Courtesy Photo, Clark Fair

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Dunham, Bergholtz win Ninilchik Clam Scramble

June 29th | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article  

Maison Dunham and Alex Bergholtz etched their names into a part of Ninilchik history on Saturday by sprinting — and crawling — their way to victory in the annual Clam Scramble and Mud Run. Overall, the two were part of a record field of 206 runners to participate in the event.

Dunham captured the top spot in the race, which is now in its third year. The 14-year-old completed the 5-kilometer obstacle course in 23 minutes and 20 seconds.

As part of the course, runners began the race at the Deep Creek Beach and Campground. After sprinting along the beach, participants then had to run through a segment of knee-deep water in Deep Creek before having to carry buckets of heavy sand for a short distance. From there, they had to crawl through a mud pit before completing the race with a grueling climb up almost five stories of stairs to the finish line.

Bergholtz, a 2014 graduate of Kenai Central High School, was the first female runner to complete the course. She finished with a time of 23:34.

Ninilchik's Riana Boonstra was second in the women's race -— and third overall —with a mark of 24:59.

2017 Clam Scramble 5K

1. Maison Dunham, 23:20; 2. Alex Bergholtz (first in women's race), 23:34; 3. Riana Boonstra, 24:59; 4. Peter Amundson, 25:21; 5. Josiah Martin, 25:43; 6. Savai'i Heaven, 25:48; 7. Becca Hitchcock, 26:09; 8. Sean Goff, 26:31; 9. Rustin Hitchcock, 27:07; 10. Koda Poulin, 27:08; 11. Erin Carpenter, 27:08; 12. Leah Fallon, 27:27; 13. Maegan Dougherty, 27:31; 14. Julien Harris, 27:41; 15. Keith Blanchette, 27:43; 16. Maurizio Salinas, 27:43; 17. Emily Heale, 27:58; 18. Gregory Fallon, 28:08; 19. Sean Dunham, 28:09; 20. Eric Blevins, 28:33; 21. Ashley Tonione, 28:37; 22. Jeff Helminiak, 28:37; 23. Mathew Knell, 28:57; 24. Spencer Dahlman, 29:00; 25. Kailey Mucha, 29:06; 26. Ann Hession, 29:12; 27. Laureen Bauder, 29:29; 28. Luke Riley, 29:41; 29. Amelia Hall, 29:43; 30. Jayna Boonstra, 30:01; 31.Ben Hanson, 30:03; 32. Norbert Miller, 30:05; 33. Tania Boonstra, 30:09; 34. Dean Amundson, 30:12; 35. Richard Dunaway, 30:32; 36. Travis Hall, 31:13; 37. Matthew Bartolowits, 31:25; 38. Elliott Knell, 31:36; 39. Natalee Finley, 31:48; 40. Rylan Kreger, 31:49; 41. Jancee Corey, 31:50; 42. Brian Amundson, 31:50; 43. Tom Brown, 32:03; 44. David Bear, 32:25; 45. Eric Trevino, 32:40; 46. Hunter Reese, 33:11; 47. Hayden Hanson, 33:16; 48. Ashley Dahlman, 33:37; 49. Kandi Barcus, 34:46; 50. Hannah Armstrong, 35:03; 51. Joshua Salinas, 35:42; 52. Felix Barron, 35:42; 53. Gary Drake, 35:44; 54. Willow Haven, 35:45; 55. Ethan Drake, 35:45; 56. Mike Rearden, 35:48; 57. Mark Amundson, 35:49; 58. Whitney Schollenberg, 35:51; 59. Keegan Baker, 35:53; 60. Sadie Lansing, 35:55; 61. Faith Glassmaker, 36:15; 62. Caleigh Glassmaker, 36:22; 63. Tish Cramer, 37:16; 64. Maddie Cramer, 37:20; 65. Rob Cramer, 38:14; 66. Charmn Amundson, 38:24; 67. Ben Amundson, 38:29; 68. Lauren Maloney, 38:30; 69. Bronwyn Saito, 38:42; 70. John Baker, 38:49; 71. Martin Fallon, 38:50; 72. Jerad Terpak, 38:55; 73. Teresa Fallon, 38:55; 74. Tabitha Knell, 39:00; 75. Parker Rose, 39:00; 76. Dakaotah Buhr, 39:12; 77. Dwight Brown, 39:15; 78. Christine Anderson, 39:16; 79. Alexis Kreger, 39:42; 80. Deland Anderson, 39:49; 81. Tristen Reese, 40:26; 82. LarRae Bartolowits, 40:32; 83. Jenica Rose, 41:29; 84. Rosie Johnson, 41:51; 85. Sam Johnson, 41:56; 86. Autumn Calabrese, 41:57; 87. Kathleen Sorensen, 42:12; 88. Jared Ramm, 42:20; 89. Joshua Holley, 42:27; 90. Megan Koch, 42:34; 91. Bailey Horne, 42:50; 92. Onyx Allen, 44:12; 93. Garrett Scheid, 44:15; 94. Garrett Horne, 44:21; 95. Maria Sweppy, 44:22; 96. Ceiony Allen, 44:47; 97. Lindsey Reese, 44:49; 98. Loren Reese, 44:49; 99. Eliot Hanson, 45:03; 100. Samantha Calbrese, 45:04; 101. Vivan Moe, 45:04; 102. Stormy Walkoff, 45:24; 103. Joe Galvin, 45:24; 104. Deloma Howell, 45:50; 105. Jade Robuck, 46:14; 106. James Morrison, 46:14; 107. Teresa Dalebout, 46:41; 108. Angela McConnell, 46:45; 109. Delores Lindeman, 46:54; 110. 46:54; 111. Savannah Chaffin, 46:56; 112. Dotty Brown, 47:12; 113. Logan Matysczak, 47:54; 114. Archer Matysczak, 47:55; 115. LeeAnn Matysczak, 47:57; 116. Marissa Miller, 48:01; 117. Jeremy Buhr, 48:17; 118. Clark P, 48:47; 119. Melissa Clark, 49:04; 120. Sidney McRone, 49:04; 121. Ryan Wheat, 49:12; 122. Daniel McRone, 49:12; 123. Rob McZone, 49:35; 124. Connie Wheat, 49:35; 125. Jennifer Williams, 49:36; 126. Ashley Landess, 49:37; 127. Emma Glassmaker, 49:51; 128. Tanya Lautaret, 49:53; 129. Cindy Glassmaker, 49:57; 130. John Lindeman, 52:13; 131. Sienna Lautaret, 52:16; 132. Riley Reese, 52:25; 133. Dylan McCarville, 52:47; 134. Payton Reese, 52:48; 135. Tyler McCarville, 53:20; 136. Sue McCarville, 53:27; 137. Rick Sawyer, 54:10; 138. Becky Whaley, 54:11; 139. Angie Brown, 54:44; 140. Tammy Farrell, 54:45; 141. Noelle Baker, 55:02; 142. Jackson Baker, 55:56; 143. Noah Baker, 55:57; 144. Liam Young, 56:00; 145. Bailey Young, 56:24; 146. Sharlyn Young, 56:25; 147. Ollie Janssen, 56:43; 148. Chachee Janssen, 56:43; 149. Heather Baker, 56:44; 150. William Linthorst, 56:46; 151. Ethan Baker, 58:16; 152. Betsey Vanek, 58:25; 153. Nita Rearden, 1:00:03; 154. Robin Dahlman, 1:01:24; 155. Sheila Best, 1:01:26; 156. Bonnie Bemis, 1:02:34; 157. Shelly Pollard, 1:02:35; 158. Pam Ehlers, 1:02:36; 159. Sue Blevins, 1:02:56; 160. Richard Blevins, 1:02:57; 161. Robin Horne, 1:02:58; 162. Shelby Burton, 1:03:49; 163. Jamie Burton, 1:04:13; 164. Bandon Burton, 1:04:21; 165. Starla Franklin, 1:04:31; 166. Kristopher Schwalb, 1:04:33; 167. Teresa Evans, 1:06:07; 168. Jacelle Zoubek, 1:06:49; 169. Heather Floyd, 1:06:50; 170. Jim Taylor, 1:06:50; 171. Gigi Zoubek, 1:08:18; 172. Lara McGinnis, 1:09:21; 173. Dick Hawkins, 1:09:24; 174. Stephanie Carlson, 1:11:41; 175. Eric Swedberg, 1:11:41; 176. Pierre Morrell, 1:11:48; 177. Jean Phillipe Hullen, 1:11:51; 178. Dionne Kirby, 1:11:54; 179. Jack Blakemore, 1:12:14; 180. John Chaffin, 1:12:15; 181. Caroline Chaffin, 1:12:16; 182. Patrick Metzer, 1:12:42; 183. Karmen Farrell, 1:14:05; 184. Elenor Wilkes-Hamlin, 1:14:06; 185. Hunter Kirby, 1:14:16.

 

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