EAGLE RIVER - Winning the 29th annual Crow
Pass Crossing's men's title was Scott Patterson while Anchorage's Kiersten
Lippmann captured the women's championship for the second straight year on
Patterson, who posted a time of three hours, five
minutes and 16.7 seconds, bested Seward's Matthew Adams (3:08.38.4), who won
the Mayor's Marathon in June. Andrew Arnold (3:18.31.4) and Matias Saari
(3:21.58.2) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Lippmann, a former two-sport standout at UAA
originally from Wayland, Mass., won the women's race in 3:40.28. Lippmann
became the first woman to win two titles in the last 15 years. Taking second
was Najeeby Quinn (3:43.13.6) and Kinsey Apperson (3:59.13.8) took third.
Sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage SAA Milers Booster Club, the prestigious trek covers approximately 24 miles along the Crow Pass Trail from its start near Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. The total gradient is 5,959 feet, with a peak elevation gain of 3,888 feet.