Judson Cake wins second consecutive Uphill Climb
More than 160 runners make the climb up Sugarloaf Mountain
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CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Thirty-two-year-old Judson Cake of Bar Harbor won his second consecutive Sugarloaf Uphill Climb on Sunday in a time of 28 minutes 2 seconds. Cake, who won last year’s Uphill Climb and is a 4-time Sugarloaf Marathon champion, beat a field of 162 runners in a race that takes racers up more than 2,500 vertical feet over 3 miles to Sugarloaf’s 4,237 foot summit.
Racers battled brisk, 30 degree temperatures and strong winds as they raced up Maine’s second highest peak.
Wyatt Fereday from Colby College finished slightly more than a minute behind Cake, with a time of 29:13, and Corey Park, also from Colby, finished in third with a time of 30:15.
Colby’s Olga Golovkina was the top finisher on the women’s side, with a time of 37:26, followed by Colby teammate Molly Susla, who finished in 39:04.
The Uphill Climb is an annual tradition during Sugarloaf’s Homecoming Weekend. Other events include a Kid’s Climb, the Upcountry Artists Arts & Crafts Show, and the annual Carrabassett Valley Academy Used Ski and Sports Equipment Sale, ranked the top ski swap in the east by Skiing Magazine in 2007.
2010 Sugarloaf Uphill Climb Men’s Top Ten:
1 Judson Cake, 27 minutes 5 seconds
2 Wyatt Fereday, 29:13
3 Corey Park, 30:15
4 Sam Mathes, 31:07
5 Chase Hammond, 31:26
6 Jake Barton, 32:14
7 Todd Coffin, 32:24
8 Levin Zars, 32:36
9 Paco DeFrancis, 33:04
10 Kody Spencer, 36:17
2010 Sugarloaf Uphill Climb Women’s Top Ten:
1 Olga Golovkina, 37:26
2 Molly Susla, 39:04
3 Sadie James, 39:12
4 Elizabeth Anderson, 39:51
5 Megan Cornwall, 41:21
6 Sarah Brockett, 41:31
7 Alison Leavitt, 42:17
8 Karen Malone, 42:58
9 Amy Jones, 45:26
10 Betsy Crowell, 46:08