January 20, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Meredith Mapes

Meredith Mapes

Bib Number: 12
Hometown: Palmer, Alaska


Biography

Meredith Mapes, 17, began mushing at the age of six through Girl Scouts. She has completed the Jr. Iditarod three times, her best finish, 6th in 2010. “This will be my final Jr. Iditarod, and I look forward to taking all that I have learned from my dogs and my friends into my future. I have learned independence, courage and to persevere from dogs, and I know that this experience will serve me well in the years to come. Thank you to all my friends, sponsors and family members who have helped me, pushed me and cheered me on these last few years. It’s been a great ride!” A senior at Palmer High School, Meredith participates in soccer, skiing and choir.” She also enjoys reading, computer, music, snowboarding, and photography. She plans to go to college after graduation and says that “maybe” she’ll continue mushing.

Sponsors

Little Su 4-H Club
Mat Valley 4-H
John & Marilyn Mapes
Lynn & Larisa Myers-McCoin
Randall Moody
Sue Allen/No Snow Kennels
Bev Greer
Mark & Sarah Jackson
Dr. Peggy Downing

Sharon Borsella
Diversified Tire
Frazier Farms
Cheryl & Troy Zachary
Kathy & Wayne Morgan
Dr. Jack DuClos
Dr. Jess Hronkin
Clint Warnke & Dr. Sarah Love
Melissa Owens


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 10:23:00 10 0h 23m 0
Burma Road 02/28/2009 13:09:00 10 02/28/2009 13:09:00 10 0h 0m 2h 46m 9.04 25
Susitna River (Out) 02/28/2009 16:33:00 10 02/28/2009 16:36:00 10 0h 3m 3h 24m 7.35 25
Eagle Song (Out) 02/28/2009 18:22:00 10 02/28/2009 18:30:00 10 0h 8m 1h 46m 8.49 15
Yentna Station (Out) 02/28/2009 21:12:00 10 03/01/2009 07:32:00 10 10h 20m 2h 42m 7.41 20
Eagle Song (In) 03/01/2009 09:40:00 10 03/01/2009 09:52:00 10 0h 12m 2h 8m 9.38 20
Susitna River (In) 03/01/2009 11:35:00 9 03/01/2009 11:35:00 9 0h 0m 1h 43m 8.74 15
Willow Lake 03/01/2009 15:14:10 9 3h 39m 8.22 30