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Jake Barton wins Sugarloaf Uphill Climb

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Twenty-one-year-old Jake Barton took home first place in the annual Sugarloaf Uphill Climb on Sunday, completing the grueling course in a time of 29 minutes and 15 seconds. Barton beat a field of 134 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 temperatures and strong winds as they raced up Maine’s second highest peak.

 

Eighteen-year-old Calvin Wight finished slightly more than a minute-and-a-half behind Barton, with a time of 30:50, and 21-year-old Johah Belk finished in third with a time of 31:00.

 

Twenty-one-year-old Molly Susla was the top finisher on the women’s side, with a time of 37:48, followed by 21-year-old Olga Golovkin, who finished in 37:48.

 

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 Overall Results

 

2010 Sugarloaf Uphill Climb Results by Age Group