SPOKANE - Final tally of the 30 fastest women in the 25th Lilac Bloomsday Run on Sunday:
Six Kenyans, six Russians, and five Montanans.
Former University of Montana runner Nicole Hunt of Deer Lodge finished 13th overall and third among Americans to lead the Treasure State contingent. Also in the top 30 were Emily Nay of Helena, UM's Sabrina Monro of Montana City, Mary Thane of Missoula and Tana Caskey of Billings.
In addition, Stacy Tangren of the Missoula Mountain West Track Club placed fifth in the women's masters division and 37th overall.
More than 49,500 people entered the 12-kilometer run through the streets of Spokane.
Grizzly Hall of Famer David Morris placed fourth among Americans and 20th overall in the men's run. Former Montana prep standout Brett Winegar of Kalispell also finished in the top 50.
Dominic Kirui, Reuben Cheruiyot and Julius Nderitu, all of Kenya, went 1-2-3 in the men's race. Peter De La Cerda of Alamosa, Colo., was the top American in 13th place.
Elana Myer of South Africa passed Kenya's Sally Barsosio late in the women's race to claim first prize of $7,000. Myer's time was 39 minutes, 23 seconds. Barsosio was two seconds back and won $4,500.
Top American was Sylvia Mosqueda of Pasadena, Calif., in fourth at 39:36.
Former Olympian Annette Peters of Eugene, Ore., who won a couple of Big Sky Conference championships at Montana State in the mid-1980s, was the second American to cross the line and eighth overall in 40:29.
Hunt, the former Nicole Murray, transferred to UM from Northern Illinois in the early 1990s. She is married to another Grizzly runner, Ray Hunt. The 31-year-old recently qualified for the USA Track and Field championships in the 10,000-meter run.
Nay is a former Helena Capital standout who wrapped up her collegiate career at Brigham Young University in 1999. She won the 10k at the Montana Governor's Cup last year.
Monro, a junior at UM where she's a two-time All-American, is redshirting this outdoor track season. Monro recently announced she will transfer to the University of Washington next fall.
Thane, 37, won the 5K at the Missoula Riverbank Run for the second straight year two weekends ago. Caskey ran for Billings Skyview and currently competes for Gonzaga University in Spokane.
Top 10 finishers and Montanans
|1. Elana Meyer||S Africa||39:23|
|2. Sally Barsosio||Kenya||39:25|
|3. Silvia Skvortsova||Russia||39:32|
|4. Sylvia Mosqueda||Pasadena||39:36|
|5. Lydia Grigorieva||Russia||39:42|
|6. Lubov Kremleva||Russia||40:24|
|7. Jane Ngotho||Kenya||40:25|
|8. Annette Peters||Eugene||40:29|
|9. Teresa Wanjiku||Kenya||40:32|
|10. Jane Omoro||Kenya||40:39|
|13. Nicole Hunt||Deer Lodge||41:49|
|18. Emily Nay||Helena||43:05|
|23. Sabrina Monro||Mont. City||44:06|
|29. Mary Thane||Missoula||46:43|
|30. Tana Caskey||Billings||46:46|
|37. Stacy Tangren||Missoula||47:40|
|66. Jennifer White||Bozeman||50:43|
|100. Jennifer Pearson||Helena||53:17|
|129. Maggie Smith||Butte||54:27|
|132. Mary Dean||Butte||54:34|
|1. Dominic Kirui||Kenya||34:29|
|2. Reuben Cheruiyot||Kenya||34:29|
|3. Julius Nderitu||Kenya||34:31|
|4. Enock Mitei||Kenya||34:36|
|5. James Koskei||Kenya||34:40|
|6. John Korir||Kenya||34:53|
|7. Joseph Kimani||Kenya||34:56|
|8. Armando Quintanilla||Mexico||35:01|
|9. Simon Sawe||Kenya||35:09|
|10. Stephen Kiogora||Kenya||35:10|
|20. David Morris||N.M.||37:14|
|38. Brett Winegar||Kalispell||39:14|
|45. Ben Rush||Helena||39:30|
|69. Matt Seeley||Polson||41:11|
|75. Clay Bird||Polson||41:29|
|78. Kyle Strode||Helena||41:37|
|93. Hugh Murphy||Butte||42:13|
|96. Jacob Hartsoch||Missoula||42:17|
|103. Mark Tarr||Col Falls||42:38|
|107. Ray Matteson||Butte||42:50|
|112. Mitch Cunningham||Whitehall||42:56|
|116. Don Sundberg||Butte||43:00|
|125. PeterDan Sullivan||Helena||43:30|
|129. Harry Johnson||Bozeman||43:36|
|153. Jeff Thomas||Helena||44:22|
|171. Daniel Bonogofski||Spokane||45:00|
|172. Tony Brendgard||Bozeman||45:00|
|176. Louie Van Duzer||Col Falls||45:10|
|218. Jeremy Hurlbert||Missoula||46:18|
|228. Tom Clary||Kalispell||46:30|
|237. Anthony Tangaro||Butte||46:45|
|248. Steve Weiler||Missoula||47:00|
|355. Phil Dean||Butte||48:35|
|357. Tim Devries||Bozeman||48:36|
|390. Chris Andersen||Butte||49:10|