Western States 100 2014 Lottery Results

The lottery for the 2014 Western States 100 was held today confirming the vast majority of next year’s field, including many of the elites. However, most of the elites secured entry prior to the lottery and that’s where we’ll start.

The WSER website has a full list of the 2014 Western States 100 entrants. (Initially, this list will contain pre-lottery entrants only.)

Women’s Top Ten Returnees

Everyone one from last year’s women’s top 10, with the exception of Rory Bosio, will be back for next year’s race.

  1. Pam Smith (La Sportiva) – 18:37:21 (finish line and post-race interviews)
  2. Nikki Kimball (The North Face) – 19:21:43 (post-race interview)
  3. Amy Sproston (Montrail) – 19:25:11 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  4. Meghan Arbogast (SCOTT Sports) – 19:30:50
  5. Rory Bosio (The North Face) – 19:52:09 (pre-race interview)
  6. Aliza Lapierre (Salomon) – 20:04:46 (pre-race interview)
  7. Emily Harrison (AdiUltra) – 20:28:40 (pre-race interview)
  8. Denise Bourassa (Patagonia) – 21:44:37
  9. Leila Degrave (Inov-8) – 21:59:26
  10. Abby McQueeney Penamonte – 22:36:29

Men’s Top Ten Returnees

Similarly, nine of last year’s top-10 men plan to be back in 2014. The lone exception, the two-time defending champ Timothy Olson.

  1. Timothy Olson (The North Face) – 15:17:27 (pre-race, finish line, and post-race interviews as well race report)
  2. Rob Krar (now The North Face) – 15:22:05 (pre-race, finish line, and post-race interviews)
  3. Mike Morton (Allied Van Lines and, now, Hoka One One) – 15:45:21 (masters course record) (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  4. Ian Sharman (SCOTT Sports) – 16:20:25
  5. Dylan Bowman (Pearl Izumi) – 16:32:18 (pre-race interview)
  6. Nick Clark (Pearl Izumi) – 16:56:23 (pre-race interview)
  7. Jesse Haynes (INKnBURN) – 17:44:36
  8. Paul Terranova (now, Hoka One One) – 17:56:29
  9. Yassine Diboun (Inov-8) – 18:44:02
  10. Karl Meltzer (Hoka One One) – 18:51:55

Foreign Consideration

A few top international runners gained entry via the Foreign Resident – Special Consideration route. Among these are Jez Bragg, who’s run WS multiple times, logging third- and fourth-place finishes; Miguel Heras, who has twice won the TNF 50; and Vajin Armstrong, who has won the American River 50 Mile.

  • Vajin Armstrong
  • Jez Bragg
  • Miguel Heras
  • Javier Montero
  • Gustavo Reyes

Others

Several other top-10 contenders gained entry via another Automatic Entry route:

  • Serena Wilcox – Sponsor
  • Scott Wolfe – Race Admin (i.e., aid station captain designee)
  • Dan Barger — Race Admin
  • Mark Lantz – Raffle Winner

Top Lottery Entrants

Women

One high-level woman gained entry through the lottery today:

  • Stephanie Howe

Men

Four high-level men gained entry through the lottery today:

  • Gary Gellin
  • Glen Redpath
  • Seth Swanson
  • James Bonnett (Amazingly, James had his name drawn three times!)

Methods of Later Entry

Top runners still have two routes by which they can gain entry into Western States ’14.

Up to 30 runners will be able to run their way in by being one of the top-three men or women at the following Montrail Ultra Cup races:

An additional six slots will be available to top contenders via the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Details on how these UTWT spots will be awarded is forthcoming.

Call for Comments (from Bryon)

  • Any contenders who are already in the race that we’ve not included above?
  • Who can you see winning the women’s and men’s races in 2014?
  • Anyone you’re hoping will try to gain entry via the Ultra-Trail World Tour or Montrail Ultra Cup? If you’re a speedster and are going to try to get in via either route, let us know!

There are 16 comments

    1. Meghan Hicks

      David_FL,

      Well, more high-level runners were chosen in today’s Hardrock lottery than the lottery for Western States. That’s for sure. But, keep in mind that 9 of the 10 top-10 men and women from last year have chosen to put their name on the entrants list and there’s a slew of Montrail Ultra Cup races and some places that will be given to elites through the Ultra-Trail World Tour. I have no doubt that, when it’s all said and done, States will be just as competitive as last year.

      1. scottrunsalot

        I agree with Meghan, Western will end up being much deeper when all is said and done. Who wants to race Rob Krar right now anyway?

      2. tahoepete

        I agree states will be very competitive however the lineup at hardrock is a battle for the ages. Timmy vs Killian vs Cholier vs Seb vs Dakota vs Grant and a few more. Hardrock is the clear winner of best race next summer in my humble opinion.

        1. scottrunsalot

          Tahoe, I totally agree that HR definitely got the big names from Europe and has set itself up to be an epic race this coming year. Would love to see Nick & Karl in it but the one person missing to keep it from being truly for the ages would be Anton (as I think he has the potential to run the fastest time of the Americans and possibly beat Kilian). And there is this guy named Krar who continues to blow people's minds. With that being said, the "fast" guys will be at Western and the "mountain" guys will be at HR. I think both races will be amazing, one just has a few "bigger" names in it. For the most part, the right people are in the right race. Can't wait till next summer.

          1. tahoepete

            Oh don't get me wrong either I think both races are going to be fantastic. Maybe I am drawn to the allure of hardrock a bit more as well. Either way next summer is going to be great.

  1. Scott_RJ

    Stephanie Howe is definitely the most elite from the women drawn, but Katie Murphy is what you might call "high level" – having gotten 4th at TRT this year and 17th at States in '11, with a sub-24. Congrats to everyone drawn! Always exciting to look forward to June/July.

  2. Dallasgreen84

    I will admit Hardrock will have my attention this year over WS I mean… Kilian, Dakota, Joe Grant, and Timothy! All is missing is Anton, and Geoff Rose.

  3. scottrunsalot

    Super sad not to see Tim go for 3 in a row and try and hold off the new rising Krar, Rob something or another. BUT, totally understand in knowing how hard it is getting into Hardrock. When your name is called for HR, you have to go as it could take five years to get back in.

  4. @mauripaglia

    Ok, travelling from Argentina for both races will be definitely worth it. Crewing Gustavo Reyes at States, and well..if anybody needs a crew for HR count on me! ;)

    Anyway…Heras + Krar + Morton + Whoever gets into the Montrail Ultra Cup. Will be fun…

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