24 Hours of Sunlight — Part 3

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | February 24, 2008      

Track race results realtime here.

Just about 7:00 AM, Sullivan slowed down a bit but he’s still getting laps in under an hour. The battle to watch is overall standings. Structural Associates is still in the lead, with Flippin Sweet Moves about 28 minutes behind. If Structural doesn’t have a fall or flamout, they can stay ahead. But if anything happens, Flippin will pounce. That would be fun to see.

As for the gals, Molly seems to have first place wrapped up, with Polly in a fairly solid second. There may be a bit of a battle between Joy Schneiter and Elizabeth Schulte. Liz is now an honorary member of team WildSnow (even if she is on tele), so we’re harassing her to bang out a few more laps to move back up into third. Something to watch for you standings spectators out there.

Dynafit backcountry skiing.
Okay, it’s just about 5:00 AM. Polly Mclean is still out getting vertical. She’s been lapped by Molly Zurn, pictured above. Molly is looking a bit worked so we’re thinking if we can keep Polly out there climbing she might be able to catch Molly resting. Whatever happens, Polly looks to have second place locked, and if her incredible endurance keeps up, she could move into first.

Eric Sullivan is in first, men’s solo, and on pace to break the world record set by Greg Hill and Jimmy Faust during the first Sunlight race two seasons ago, when they slogged out 50,100 vertical feet. Six hours to go on that, so we shall see…

Meanwhile, Future Ski Bums of America are still second in their class, perhaps their excellent pacing can pick up some time on Flippin Sweet Moves, as the boys have kept their times very consistent and they’re all still feeling strong.


One Response to “24 Hours of Sunlight — Part 3”

  1. Luis February 24th, 2008 6:41 am

    Back at home in Glenwood after supporting our Bushwackers team from 1 till 4 am. Surely this is a wonderful sight to see, all the momentum and energy going on at Sunlight. What a great event for this “home” ski area. Next year I am getting some amigos and going for it! Latin Style we will be called…

    These early hours will be quite amazing as the riders will catch the warmth of the first sun rays! Is gotta be something out of this world!

    Keep it up everyone!

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