Today I’ve listed the all-time rankings based on percentage behind the winner. I find this an interesting number, sometimes more interesting than overall place. A deep field could knock someone well back in the finish ranking but not show how close he or she finished to the winner. Of course in contrast a “weak” or “strong” winner (whatever that might mean) could alter the results. I like the math and we also use this system to score the mountain series and the New England Trail Series. As you can see below, Brandon’s % back ranks second (although he has the best place) and Megan ranks first all-time in the Junior women’s category.

Rank
% of leader
First Last
Time
Place
Year
Type
Location
1
101.97
Tim Smith
0:43:02
5
2008
JM
Crans Montana
2
103.69
Brandon Lord
0:39:51
4
2009
JM
Campodolcino
3
104.27
Levi Grandt
0:44:00
13
2008
JM
Crans Montana
4
108.18
Jon Stevens
0:45:39
31
2008
JM
Crans Montana
5
109.13
Eduardo Pasko
0:55:23
22
2002
JM
Innsbruck
6
112.6
Paul Petersen
0:47:31
50
2008
JM
Crans Montana
7
112.74
Andrew Benford
0:46:36
12
2006
JM
Bursa
8
113.36
Andrew Payton
0:40:27
35
2003
JM
Girwood, Alaska
9
113.86
Eduardo Pasko
0:40:38
38
2003
JM
Girwood, Alaska
10
114.96
Dan Nafziger
0:44:11
39
2009
JM
Campodolcino
11
115.14
Christian Thompson
0:38:25
17
2007
JM
Ovronnaz
12
115.48
Brian Rooney
0:44:23
41
2009
JM
Campodolcino
13
115.53
Christian Thompson
0:42:31
28
2005
JM
Wellington
14
116.8
Rory Egelus
0:42:59
33
2005
JM
Wellington
15
117.05
Rory Egelus
0:41:46
40
2003
JM
Girwood, Alaska
16
117.34
Trevor Hanlin
0:59:33
42
2002
JM
Innsbruck
17
117.93
Matt Winter
0:59:51
45
2002
JM
Innsbruck
18
119.24
Brett Wilson
0:42:33
47
2003
JM
Girwood, Alaska
19
119.48
John Ricardi
0:54:05
51
2004
JM
Sauze d’Oulx
20
119.93
Jonny Stevens
0:41:19
44
2007
JM
Ovronnaz
21
120.12
Tim Smith
0:46:10
55
2009
JM
Campodolcino
22
120.74
Jonny Stevens
0:44:26
41
2005
JM
Wellington
23
121.83
Rory Egelus
0:55:09
60
2004
JM
Sauze d’Oulx
24
123.87
Jon Horn
0:45:35
47
2005
JM
Wellington
25
124.84
Zach Rivers
0:51:36
43
2006
JM
Bursa
26
125.11
Alex Jodidio
0:43:06
59
2007
JM
Ovronnaz
27
125.16
Rory Egelus
0:51:44
47
2006
JM
Bursa
28
126.58
Todd Skelton
0:57:18
67
2004
JM
Sauze d’Oulx
29
128.69
Zach Rivers
0:44:20
63
2007
JM
Ovronnaz
30
129.31
Jon Horn
0:53:27
57
2006
JM
Bursa
31
129.71
Andrew Payton
0:58:43
68
2004
JM
Sauze d’Oulx
Rank
% of leader
First Last
Time
Place
Year
Type
Location
1
101.27
Megan Morgan
0:22:35
2
2009
JW
Campodolcino
2
102.8
Anna Lieb
0:21:23
4
2007
JW
Ovronnaz
3
104.36
Alex Dunne
0:23:33
3
2008
JW
Crans Montana
4
104.8
Maria Dalzot
0:21:48
8
2007
JW
Ovronnaz
5
114.18
Kathryn Helmerick
0:23:45
30
2007
JW
Ovronnaz
6
115.02
Robyn Arnold
0:25:39
23
2009
JW
Campodolcino
7
117.33
Kathryn Helmerick
0:25:37
24
2005
JW
Wellington
8
117.7
Jessica Pitzer
0:24:43
35
2002
JW
Innsbruck
9
117.86
Nicole Hodgso
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0:24:45
36
2002
JW
Innsbruck
10
122.38
Melissa Marts
0:25:42
42
2002
JW
Innsbruck
11
122.63
Dominique Colberg
0:32:42
19
2004
JW
Sauze d’Oulx
12
123.36
Maggie McNanigal
0:21:28
30
2003
JW
Girwood, Alaska
13
123.49
Yasmine White
0:27:52
38
2008
JW
Crans Montana
14
126.5
Caitlin Zeigle
0:33:44
25
2004
JW
Sauze d’Oulx
15
127.49
Jessica Pitzer
0:22:11
32
2003
JW
Girwood, Alaska
16
128.44
Jennifer Hockman
0:34:15
26
2004
JW
Sauze d’Oulx
17
130.99
Mary Hallissey
0:28:36
29
2005
JW
Wellington
18
180.97
Hilary Verrington
0:39:47
33
1997
JW
Upice
19
181.96
Sarah Verrington
0:40:00
34
1997
JW
Upice