SNOWBASIN RESORT Conrad Stoltz from South Africa and Melanie McQuaid from Canada won the XTERRA Mountain Championship Saturday's.
In the men's race Stoltz was playing cat-and-mouse and trading the lead spot with Canadian Mike Vine during the last half of the bike before pulling away on the final downhill and getting into the bike-to-run transition with a one-minute lead. Vine was able to make up some time on the run, but not enough and Stoltz, the 3-time XTERRA World Champ, held on for the victory.
In the women's race Melanie McQuaid was three minutes off the swim pace set by Christine Jeffrey and Linda Gallo but quickly made up that ground and took the lead at around mile five of the mountain bike portion and never looked back.
More than 700 racers representing 30 states and 11 countries ascended upon the race.
Guy Perry from Ogden and Erin Collins from Provo were the top Utah finishers. Also, Tanya Mason from Park City won the 30-34 female age group, and Gerry Omelia from the University of Utah won the collegiate division.