Patagonia Athletes Score Big Over the Weekend
Two big contests took place over the weekend and Patagonia athletes shone brightly on both the trail and the ocean.
On Saturday, the Western States Endurance Run offered ultrarunners the challenge of 100 brutal miles stretching from Squaw Valley, California to Auburn, California. Patagonia ultrarunning team member Hal Koerner was the overall winner with a time of 16:24:55 and Patagonia ambassador Krissy Moehl took second place in the women's category (13th overall) with a time of 19:26:02. Other Patagonia ultrarunning team members in the race: Jasper Halekas (4th place overall – 16:56:26) and Andy Jones-Wilkins (11th place overall – 18:46:52). Congratulations to all the Patagonia ultrarunners on their stellar performances. Hit the jump to see a video interview with Hal Koerner after the race.
[Patagonia trail running ambassador Krissy Moehl makes a river crossing during the Western States 100. Photo: Jenny Uehisa]
Also taking place this weekend, the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) hosted their annual National Championships which is considered the highest profile youth surfing event in America. Taking first place in the Open Women's division was Patagonia ambassador Lakey Peterson (14). You can read more about Lakey's underdog victory and see "the first girl ever to pull an air at Nationals" on Surfline.com. This amazing win comes right on the heels of her first-place finish (girls 16 & under) at the WSA Prime Championships in Oceanside. Congratulations Lakey!
[Patagonia women's surf ambassador Lakey Peterson surfs well beyond her 14 years. WSA Prime Championships, Oceanside, CA. Photo courtesy of Fletcher Chouinard Designs]