June 22, 2005 

Local Musher plans 2006 Iditarod attempt

Eagle resident Daytona Dayton, host of the Daytona & Friends National Radio Show, has been named as Idaho's representative in the 2006 Iditarod race, a 1,150-mile dogsled journey between Anchorage and Nome, Alaska. Daytona plans to broadcast her radio show from each checkpoint, writing a book and spending the next nine months training for the race in Alaska.

17th Annual Idaho City Excellent Adventure

Kevin Murar, of Hailey, who ran untested around the 7.5-mile hilly course (1,800 vertical climb in 3 miles) in a scorching 46:16, won the men's trail run. Boise's Christine Hall topped the female runners with a time of 51:47 and Murar and Nampa's Gail Dice topped the men's and women's duathlon. The pro men's mountain bike field was won by a patient Shawn Mitchell, from Boise (1:15:56). He narrowly beat Caldwell's Jason Werst, who clocked a 1:16:04. The top female mountain biker was Boise's Sarah Barber, with Boise's Lorien Lightfield taking second.

Lost River Cycling update

Boise Weekly's sponsored bike team has been winning a few lately. Here are the recent race results:

1st: Ted Burgess, Ketchum Criterium Cat 3

2nd: Thomas Grant, Pro/Semi Pro Kelly Canyon NORBA

2nd: Scott Potter, Pro/Semi Pro Idaho City

2nd: Mike McDonald, Expert Men 30-39 Idaho City

2nd: Kurt Holzer, Master 35+ combined Slammer Black Creek RR stage of Lyle Pearson Stage Race

2nd: Ted Burgess, Master Ketchum Crit

2nd: Eric Selekof, 4/5 SImplot TT stage of Lyle Pearson Stage Race

4th: Pat Andersen, Pro 1/2 combined Slammer Black Creek RR stage of Lyle Pearson Stage Race

4th: Thomas Grant, Pro 1/2 Overall Lyle Pearson Stage Race

4th: Thomas Grant, Pro 1/2 Ketchum Criterium

5th: JT Theis, Pro 1/2 Tour of Eagle Criterium

Senior softball champs

Boise's Enterprise Electric Senior Softball team took first place in the Senior Softball tournament in Reno on June 5. They beat out another Boise team, Lightning, and Lumber with a final score of 28-16. The tournament included coed teams from all over the west.

Junior PGA Results

Rob Fust of Park City, Montana, and Lauren Archer of Boise won the Rocky Mountain PGA Section Westfield Junior PGA Championship at Boise Ranch Golf Course in Boise and are now qualified for the 30th national Westfield Junior PGA Championship, July 13 through 16, 2005, at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio. Other age division winners were: Boys 13 to 15, Benji Bosen of Pocatello; Boys 12 and under, Mark Brassey (Boise); Girls 13 to 15, Madeleine Sheils (Boise); Girls 12 and under, Allison Federico (Twin Falls).

Bikers coming through Boise

Len Burman, a high ranking official at the Treasury during the Clinton administration, published author, Georgetown University professor and consultant for the World Bank, and his son, Len Burman will be riding through Boise on a trans-America trip this weekend. Beginning where Louis and Clark encountered the Pacific Ocean in Astoria, Oregon, they are crossing the country to raise money for Partners in Health (www.pih.org), a global health organization providing health care to some of the most marginalized people in the world.

They plan on arriving in Boise on June 27, resting a day, then continuing their trip. At a biker meet-and-greet 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Lucky 13 they are looking forward to sharing their story, the story of PIH and their fundraising efforts. They have a goal of raising $100,000 and so far have raised nearly $90,000. They plan on surpassing their goal. They began June 19 and plan on ending August 8 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Visit their Web site, www.ride4haiti.org for more information.

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