50 year old Beth Reid takes 8th at 10K US Nationals!!?
Here's a name from the past. Beth (Heiden) Reid, now 50 years old, placed 8th overall today at the US National Cross Country Ski Championships 10K freestyle race in Anchorage. While not likely to make the team (they'll probably four or five skiers and Reid would need to be in the top 3 on Wednesday's 20K classical race to have a chance), it's an understatement to say that this was an outstanding performance.
Reid, younger sister of Olympic legend Eric Heiden, was a world champion (1979) and Olympic medalist (1980) in speed skating, and she was a NCAA champion in xc skiing (1983) while skiing for the University of Vermont. And between seasons she also won a world championship in cycling (1980).
1 247 RANDALL, Kikkan FSR USST/APU 28:40.1 0
2 245 COMPTON, Caitlin FSR Go! Training 28:50.5 +10.4
3 250 STEPHEN, Elizabeth FU23 USST/BMA 29:03.7 +23.6
4 249 ARRITOLA, Morgan FSR USST/SVSEF 29:26.9 +46.8
5 259 VINOGRADOVA, Ekaterina FSR Auburn Ski Club Associates Inc. 29:31.7 +51.6
6 251 DUSSAULT, Rebecca FSR CXC Team Vertical Limit 29:37.9 +57.8
7 258 BROOKS, Holly FSR APU Nordic Ski Center 29:57.9 +1:17.8
8 236 REID, Beth FSR Auburn Ski Club/Royal Gorge 30:14.5 +1:34.4
9 242 DE YONG, Nicole FSR Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation 30:32.8 +1:52.7
10 260 MANNIX, Tazlina FSR USST/APU 30:44.8 +2:04.