Still more racing from the weekend of the 13th (Big Weekend for Montana racing). Missoula hosted the Pengelley Double Dip, a 13-mile trail race up and around Mount Sentinel. Andrew Drobek scored a comfortable win in 1:46.26 for a 3 1/2 minute win. The top 6 were rounded out by Aaron Derry (1:49:53), Mike Foote (1:52:41), Hunter Nelson (1:56:40), Primo Latino (alias of ?????)(1:58:12) and Zack Strong (1:59:08).
The women's side also saw a comfortable winner as Kelly Peterson ran 2:01:24 to beat Jenny Newton by almost 4 minutes (2:05:11). Trisha Miller, who has ran strong on the roads this year ran 2:07.07.
The shorter single dip (5 miles +-) was won by Scott Marron in 43:29. Rye Palen was 2nd overall and first woman in 45:08.
A rare mid-week race had the ZPT Summer Stolstice Road Mile in Bozeman. Top Dog was Chris Baldus in 4:52.9. Adam Rick joined Baldus in the sub-5 category with a 4:57.3. They were followed by Matt Edwards in 5:00.1, Dewey Peacock in 5:02.1 and Kal Tucker in 5:17.1. 1st Master and 9th overall was Tim Dumas in 5:34.4.
The women's race was won by Holly Walker. Her 10th place overall time of 5:37.9 was a new age-group record.
Moving on to the weekend of the 20th. The Wulfman CDT 14K is detailed in it's own post elsewhere.
Also that weekend was the Herron Hustle 5.5 Mile trail race in Kalispell. Flathead High Schooler Leif Castron took the win in 35:45, for a 1:01 cushion over 2nd place. The women's race was close as Jenny Schon held off Tara Trotter, 49:41 to 49:42.
June 27th was another big weekend on the state racing circuit. But, so far the only race posting results has been the Whitefish Lake Run. The races men's races were quite competitive in both the 5K and the 10K events.
In the 5K, Seth Grossman won in 15:55, ahead of fellow Flathead HS alum Caleb Ambrose (16:12). The top 5 were rounded out by Zack Perrin (Lakeside - 14 years old) in 16:27, Doug Neil of Bozeman in 17:33 and Steve Mortley (Big Fork) (First Master) in 17:38.
The women's race was won by perennial Flathead top racer Vonda Garcia in 19:46.
The 5K was taken by Carl Nystuen in 32:27, with Northern Arizona alum Seth Watkins in 32:56. Scott Gaiser, 47, was 3rd overall and 1st master in 35:27.7, just holding off high school ace Leif Castren in 35:27.9. Ted Burnham wa 5th overall in 35:46.
Lonnie Hanson, Whitefish HS XC standout was first women in 41:31.
More on this past weekends races as soon as the sites post some results.
See you on the roads, tracks and trails.
The Muddy Buzzard