Interview with 2012 Junior Team Member Heather Bates

Heather Bates interview after setting a new course record at the Rocky Mountain State Games 5K.


US Junior Mountain Running Team Announced

Four junior men and three junior women to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Ponte di Legno, Italy on September 2nd

Athletes representing six states comprise the 2012 U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team (  The team will accompany the senior team members as they compete at the 2012 World Mountain Running Championships in Ponte di Legno, Italy on September 2. (

The athletes include:


Baxter Arguinchona (Age 19, Spokane, WA) is heading into his sophomore year at Seattle University and will be competing on his first Mountain Running Team.  Arguinchona was a decorated runner at Lewis & Clark High More >

2011 USMRT Team Member Kasie Enman finishes 2nd at Dolomites Sky Race

2011 US Mountain Running Team Member Kasie Enman, who is on a 3 week quadfecta in Europe, finished second at the grueling Dolomites 22 kilometer Sky Race on July 22nd.  See the full results here.

Kasie, like many of the competitors, toughed out some scrapes, cuts and blisters in the race.  If you want to see her photo aftermath, check out her blog post about it (titled “Wound Reel”, it will make you appreciate all of the layers of skin on your feet.)

You can see pictures from the race here.

2012 USMRT Member Stevie Kremer wins XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run, sets new course record.

July 15, 2012 (Beaver Creek Resort – Avon, CO) – J. Marshall Thomson, 33, and Stevie Kremer, 28, won the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run half-marathon course on a beautiful summer morning at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, CO, today.

Both are from Crested Butte, Colo., and both are experienced – and successful – trail runners. For Thomson, it’s his second XTERRA victory in as many chances having won the XTERRA Cheyenne 24K in Colorado Springs back in April.  Today he led from start to finish and crossed the line more than two minutes ahead of runner-up Jacob Malcomb from Marietta, More >

Pictures from the Loon Mountain Race

Some great photos today at the race.  The photographers are hard at work editing them and will be posting them over the next day.  Here’s a link to their sites:

Joe Viger’s Loon Photos

Scott Mason’s Loon Photos


US Women’s Mountain Team for 2012 Finalized at Loon Mountain

L-R Stevie Kremer, Brandy Erholtz, Melody Fairchild, Morgan Arritola

In possibly the most competitive field in US Women’s Mountain Running ever assembled, 3 new team members were named and one multi-time team member.

Morgan Arritola of Ketchum, Idaho, in her first mountain team qualifier, won the race in a time of 46:16, followed in second by Melody Fairchild of Denver, Colorado in a time of 47:06.  In third is returning team member Brandy Erholtz of Evergreen, Colorado, who finished in 48:06.  Finishing out the top 4 was Stevie Kremer of Crested Butte, CO in a time 48:21.

Narrowly missing the team was 2011 More >

Loon Mountain Race – Here’s the athlete profiles and bib numbers

Here’s a quick recap of all of the elite runners competing tomorrow at Loon Mountain.  Remember you can follow the live updates tomorrow at or @usmrt or our cross posts at Google+ or Facebook.    9AM ET.  Good luck to all of the athletes tomorrow!  Exciting to see such a strong field.  Thanks to all of our supporters along the way.

#501 Ashley Arnold (25, Carbondale, CO) is a trail and ultra runner with an impressive 3rd place finish at the 2010 edition of the grueling Leadville 100 Mile Ultramarathon. Ashley is a winner of multiple ultra marathons and most recently took More >

European Mountain Running Championships Results

Earlier today, the European Mountain Running Championships took place in Turkey.  In the team competition, Italy won for the men and Great Britain won the women’s title.  Monika Fürholz of Switzerland was first in the women’s race and Ahmet Arslan of Turkey won the men’s race.  Arslan has now won the last six European championships!

For complete results, check out our friends at the Corsa in Montagna website.

Loon Mountain Race – Athlete Profiles: Laura Haefeli, Corrine Malcolm, Jessica Snyder

With the course marked and athletes arriving today for the race, we finish up our profiles of some of the elite runners entered this year at Cranmore.  Good luck to all of the athletes on Sunday as we see who will be on the 2012 US Mountain Running Team.

Laura Haefeli (44, Del Norte, CO) is the first American woman to win an individual medal at the World Mountain Running Championships (2007) and was a member of the 2004, 2005 teams and gold medal winning women’s team in 2007.  She is also a former record holder of the Masters Record at More >

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Loon Mountain Race- Athlete Profiles: Maria Dalzot, Stevie Kremer, Chris Lundy

This trio of athletes includes a Junior Mountain Team Member (Dalzot), a multi-time Senior Team Member (Lundy) and a relative newcomber to the mountain running scene (Kremer).

Maria Dalzot (24, Morgantown, WV) is the defending NACAC Mountain Running Champions. She was a member of the 2007 Junior U.S. Mountain Running Team (USMRT) that took the silver medal at Worlds in Switzerland. Dalzot competed for the West Virginia University Cross Country team that won the Big East Championships in 2007 and placed top ten at NCAA Cross Country Nationals. She is currently a graduate student at West Virginia University. More recently, Dalzot won More >