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April 29, 2023
Berube, Lane, Pacheck nab top-twenty finishes at USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships
Boyce sixth in masters championships
Niagara Results Scoreboard
2023 USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships
were held on Saturday (29-April) at Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort in North Conway, NH. The event served as the Team USA selection race for the upcoming World Mountain & Trail Running Championships in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria June 7-18. The top four finishers earned Team USA spots.
The 4 mile course started at the base of the ski resort on service roads for the first 1.5 miles before crossing a creek and entering single track and more difficult terrain. The final 200m was again on service road to the finish line at the top of the mountain. Participants amassed 1900 feet of elevation gain from start to finish.
Five (5) athletes from USATF Niagara were among the 227 competitors in the USATF championship races.
In the men's race,
, 32, (pictured at top of page) of Syracuse finished 13th running 36:35. He was followed by
, 31, (pictured above) and
, 42, who finished 20th and 42nd, respectively in times of 38:22 and 44:22. Boyce placed sixth in the masters 40-44 division.
In the women's competition,
, 24, of Liverpool finished 19th running 46:07 while
, 26, of Manilas finished stopped the clock at 54:47 to finish 34th.