April 27, 2018

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2009 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Shameka Nelson

Shameka Nelson

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Anchor Point, Alaska


Biography

Shameka Nelson, 17, began mushing when she was seven years old, introduced to it b her grandmother, Joanne. She ran the Jr. Iditarod in 2008 and 2009. This year in addition to the Jr. Iditarod, she plans to run the Tustumena 100 and the Willow 100. A junior at Homer High School, Shameka participates in the school choir. She says she enjoys hanging out with friends, driving, snow machining and snowboarding. She is writing a biography that she hopes to have published by “O” magazine. She’s on page 300. Shameka plans to “attend college in a warm climate” and pursue a medical career.

Sponsors

my grandmother, Joanne
Norm & Nancy Monroe, OR
special thanks to Anchor Point Green House for keeping us fed
The Ruzickas’

Jessica Hendricks & Tom Lesatz & Iron Pearl Kennel
The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Association
A very special thanks to my Uncle Tim who made this race possible for me


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake 02/28/2009 10:00:00 10 02/28/2009 10:28:00 10 0h 28m 0
Burma Road 02/28/2009 13:09:00 10 02/28/2009 13:09:00 10 0h 0m 2h 41m 9.32 25
Susitna River (Out) 02/28/2009 16:29:00 10 02/28/2009 16:29:00 10 0h 0m 3h 20m 7.50 25
Eagle Song (Out) 02/28/2009 18:31:00 10 02/28/2009 18:32:00 10 0h 1m 2h 2m 7.38 15
Yentna Station (Out) 02/28/2009 21:35:00 9 03/01/2009 07:52:00 10 10h 17m 3h 3m 6.56 20
Eagle Song (In) 03/01/2009 10:15:00 10 03/01/2009 10:18:00 10 0h 3m 2h 23m 8.39 20
Susitna River (In) 03/01/2009 11:57:00 10 03/01/2009 11:57:00 10 0h 0m 1h 39m 9.09 15
Willow Lake 03/01/2009 15:57:38 10 4h 0m 7.50 30