First NIChallenge adventure race ends as a success
The first finishers crossed the finish line 3 hours and 23 minutes after tackling the course in North Idaho College's first adventure race, the NIChallenge, held May 7 at Farragut State Park.
A total of 70 participants and 28 teams finished the course, which consisted of 14.8-mile bike ride, about four miles of running, a two-mile paddle and four challenges that sent participants through a rope course, wading into the water, climbing eight feet into a tree and over a climbing wall for checkpoints.
The two-person coed team Two Wheeler Dealer finished the course in 3 hours and 23 minutes. The best time of all the divisions.
Team Valley Fire won the two-person male division with a time of 3 hours and 42 minutes.
The all-male team Seemed Like a Good Idea led the four-person team division with a time of 3 hours, 52 minutes. OP Bootlaces won the four-person coed division with a time of 4 hours, 3 minutes and In the Pink finished in 6 hours and 40 minutes in the all-female four-person division.
The race is part of the Challenge Adventure Race Series offered in western Washington and is cosponsored by NIC's Student Activities Department, Fleet Feet Sports, Two Wheeler Dealer, Mountain View Cycle and Mountain Gear.
Two Wheeler Dealer
(Brenda Christianson, Bill Hinkely)
Snapdragon Go Getters
(Erin Greenley, Greg Smith)
(Marcus Duarte, Paul Kimball)
(George Sisson, Ben Orth)
Seemed Like a Good Idea
(Bob Peregoy, Roger Garvin, Dean Dupree, Jeff Nave)
(Ryan Gilmore, Zach Wood)
(Rachel Molsee, Pat Fanning, Jake Hansen, Brian Fetwell)
Two Crazy Rednecks
(Emily Compton, Andrew Compton)
(Matt Haugen, Donald Weeber)
(Amy Lutz, Bob Lutz)
(Christopher Chambers, Jesse Sears, Carter Stone, Eric Hudelson)
(Barry Sherman, David Sherman)
Team No Beer
(Jon Gerard, Karin Gerard)
(Kit Sanger, Joe Nardinger)
(BiJay Adams, Christy Sater)
(Charles Gallagher, Julie Gallagher)
(Chris Miller, Kathy Kelly, Tricia Prince, Peter Mohr)
(Darren Davis, Chad Lloyd)
(David Gerard, Wendy Gerard)
(Forest Bell, Kelly Ragland)
(Kim May, Jon May)
(Brett Penney, Lori Penney)
(Katie Breuchard, Jonah Breuchard)
(Darren Woodhead, Kevin Busch)
The Momma and the Papa
(Maren Longhurst, Larry Longhurst)
Bloody Fearsome Foursome
(Linsey Baker, Megan Weidenbach, James Rowland, Jamison Nipper)
In the Pink
(Carrie Steilen, Marcy Few, LeAnne Paula Bonham, Amasa Lacy)
Hell BentFor More Information
(Kate Coomes, Robin Rice, Cindy Guthry, Laura Pepetiti)
NIC Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Paul Chivvis, (208) 769-7809Posted: Monday, May 9, 2005