First up - Heart and Sole Races in Billings, June 13th.
Men's 5K - Alan King continues his superb year with an easy win in 16:10, winning by 1:39. 16:10 solo race on a course that is notoriously a bit slow.
The women's 5K was a barn burner. Amber Watson, who runs for Alan on the Rocky Mountain College XC and distance track teams took the win in 19:52. She was followed by super master Karen Sanford Gall (49) in 20:04; and, it stayed close from thre - MacKenzie O'Dore (16 - from Joliet) was 3rd in 20:09, then Lisa Minnehan (an athlete of Dave Coppock's from MSU-Billings) in 20:12 and triathlete Jennifer Drinkwalter in 20:33. So, the top 5 women within 40 seconds of each other. Not something that you see on the roads in Montana very often.
In the 10K, Kurt Klevin was visiting from Oklahoma City and won in 35:15. On the women's side, Sarah Graves continues a solid year with a 38:28.
Jim Bridger Trail Run - also on 6/13/09 - Bozeman, 10 miles.
Dewey Peacock was right at home on the trails in his backyard and got a comfortable win in 1:18:30. Master Mike Telling was 2nd overall in 1:24:40, finishing a mere 10 seconds ahead of Justin Prigge. The women's race was super close with Lindsey Diefenderfer taking a 1 second win over Minde Erickson - 1:39:00 to 1:39:01.
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