FAIRBANKS — It turns out female runners are a lot better at making predictions than their counterparts of the opposite sex.
The top five finishers in Saturday’s Turkey Trot predicted time run hosted by Running Club North were female, while the last four finishers were male.
Petra, whose last name was not discernible on the entry form, turned out to be the best predictor finishing 18 seconds faster than her official time of 32 minutes, 42 seconds on the 3.4-mile course.
Melanie Hennis was second at -32, followed by Bridget Lewis +42, Jane Lanford -58 and Katie Graf -1:28.
On the other hand, Jesus Rinalda, picked up the red lantern among the 22 runners, finishing 9:26 off his predicted time.
Rinalda’s actual time of 24:34 was second among the 22 finishers in the race. May Marschner was the fastest runner, posting a time of 24:26. Marschner finisher Marschner was 2:34 off the pace to finish 12th overall.
Petra and Rinalda each won frozen game hens for having the closest and least closest times, while Siobahn McIntyre won the random drawing for the turkey.
Complete results are in today’s Sports scoreboard on Page C2.
The Alaska Dog Mushers Association has rescheduled its first general membership meeting of the season for
7 p.m. Thursday at the Mushers Hall on Jeff Studdert Racegrounds on Farmers Loop.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Buzz Otis, executive director of the North Pole Development Corporation will give an update on the IFSS World Championships.
Any proposed changes to ADMA by-laws or Race Rules and Procedures must be made during the meeting.
The Lathrop cross country ski team booster club will host its annual Turkey Day Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser and Silent Auction from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Lathrop cafeteria. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Turkey Day Relay awards ceremony follows at 7 p.m.
The cost of the spaghetti dinner is $8 per person and $30 for a family of four or more.
Tickets are available from members of the Lathrop High School ski team, at the door or by email at lhsxc firstname.lastname@example.org.