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Hastings grad among qualifiers in Red Bull Crashed Ice event

Adam Gerlach is pictured during the Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St. Paul on Thursday night. Photo courtesy of Red Bull

Hastings graduate Adam Gerlach was the second-fastest qualifier at the Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St. Paul on Thursday.

The top finisher, former Gopher hockey player Brian Shack, had a time of 40.81 seconds.

Gerlach finished in 40.92 seconds.

The course this year covers 400 meters.

The top 32 from the field advanced to Friday's elimination round against 32 top international skaters.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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