CVU track coach wins running competition
In a race where bragging rights are earned by the person with the fastest time up Mount Mansfield, The North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont challenges some of the best mountain bikers and runners in the country against one another for the prestigious title of “King of the Mountain.”
Under blue skies and temperatures in the mid 80s, nearly 800 participants tested their strength at The Race To The Top Of Vermont in Stowe on Sunday, Aug. 26. Mountain biker Lea Davison of Jericho set a new overall women’s course record. Returning from an 11th place finish at the summer Olympic games, Lea road the 4.3 mile packed gravel course up the Mt. Mansfield Toll in 37:18.7, taking nearly two minutes off the previous women’s course record set by World Mountain Running Champion Kasie Enman. Not only did Davison set a female course record, she also garnered the third fastest mountain bike time of the day for both men and women.
In a closely contested men’s mountain bike field, Joshua Dillon of Stowe, outpaced Kip Roberts of Montpelier, by 21 seconds to take first place in 35:35.4. Tyler Berliner of Richmond rounded out the top three with a time of 38:22.4.
First place in the women’s run category went to CVU track coach and Huntington resident Kasie Enman with a time of 40:16.7. Enman’s record time of 39:17.7 still holds as the record for the fastest female runner up Mt. Mansfield, which was set in 2011. Many of Enman’s CVU track team also competed in this year’s race. Summer Spillane finished in 15th place, Cally Braun (26th), Autumn Eastman (28th) and Julienne Devita (29th).
For a complete listing of race results for the Race To The Top Of Vermont visit www.catamounttrail.org/news/the-north-face-race-to-the-top-of-vermont/.