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Local mountain bikers shine in Sun Valley

Christopher Kamrani, The Park Record

Many Summit County residents placed in the top 10 in their respective age groups at the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships held in Sun Valley, Idaho, July 14-19.

Local biker extraordinaire Jordon Swenson took home national championship honors in the men’s Super D 50+ race, while son Keegan finished with two second-place trophies in the 17-18 boys’ cross-country and cross-country short-track races. Jordon Swenson also took sixth in the men’s 50-54 cross country race.

Katie Clouse won the girls’ 10 & under national championship, while Evan Clouse finished seventh in the boys’ 11-12 race.

Sydney Palmer-Leger (second place, girls’ 10 & under) and Drew Palmer-Leger (sixth place, boys’ 11-12) added to the impressive weekend by Park City residents.

Other top local finishers were: Melinda Berge, second in the women’s 60+ cross-country race; Dorothy Gibson, sixth in the master’s women 45-49 cross-country race; and Haley Batten, fourth in the girls’ 13-14 cross-country race.

For all local results, see the scoreboard page on B-6.