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August 17, 2021
Merlis 27th at Mountain Running Championships in Oregon
photo: Mike Scott
2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships
were held on Sunday (15-Aug) in Mt. Hood, Oregon. The race started at 3,600 feet above sea level at the Mt Hood Ski Bowl Resort and then climbed to 5000 feet, the high point, and then descended back to the start area. The race served as the qualifying event for the 2022 World Mountain and Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand February 10-13, 2022.
, 32, of Albany finished 27th in a higly competive women's field. Her time over the 6 mile course was 54:37. The race was won by Grayson Murphy of Montana in a time of 43:22.