2007 Midnight Run Team

4th place finish and just 18 seconds out of 3rd. We had the fastest 2nd leg, which speaks volumes of what this team is capable of. The first leg Bruce struggled with some poor trail marking and came in 7th place. We gained back 3 positions on the 2nd leg and those dogs just rocked! We were extremely pleased with our yearlings
... Mary-2004 (F) (L)
Mother: Sue
MVP of the team! She got put in lead when Quest had to be pulled and this was not her fortay until this year. She drove like a machine and set the pace for the 2nd half.
... Lemon-2005 (F) (L)
Super star yearling that drove relentlessly the entire race. Handled the checkpoint as if she had done it a million times.
... Mikka-2005 (F) (L)
Mikka handled this race like an old veteran. She ran fast and hard the entire race and the checkpoint experience never even phased her.
... Toppi-2005 (M)
Toppi proved he was a tough dog at this race. He showed some mild shoulder soreness at the checkpoint and managed the 2nd half with no issues. He is going to be exciting to watch in 2008.
... Cracker-2003 (F) (L)
Led the entire way and held the team together. Set a blistering pace the 2nd half with Mary and made sure Mary didn't drive the dogs into the ground.
... Blizzard-2003 (M) (L)
He is our rock. One of only two veterans that ran this race. He is a work horse that can run anywhere. He did his thing as if it was nothing and this is what he does everytime he runs.
... Dickens-2002 (M) (L)
Mother: Paige T. Killam
The other veteran on the team. He was a calming teacher at the checkpoint and showed the yearlings what they needed to do. He got them jazzed for the 2nd half and handled the pace with eagerness.
... Quest-2003 (M) (L)
We used this guy in lead all training season and during the stage race. The pressure & people finally got to him at the Midnight Run and he was moved back into team. He came back in the 2nd leg and ran fast and steady.