Skotnicki, Richards claim Herron titles

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Whitefish’s Ryan Skotnicki and Missoula’s Christi Richards were the winners Sunday of the eighth annual Herron Half Marathon at Herron Park.

Skotnicki clocked a time of 1:29:34, six minutes ahead of second place finisher Craig Hertz of Whitefish.

Justin Shobe of Kalispell was third. The second place finisher among the women was Kaci Monroe of Kalispell.

Richards, who was 10th overall, had a time of 1:50:43.

Winners of the 10K were Chris Alfiero of Polson on the men’s side, and Jessica Johnson of Bigfork on the women’s side. Johnson, with a time of 45:51, placed third overall. Alfiero’s time was 41:26.

Tyler Avery of Kalispell was second. The second female finisher was Lindsey Bengtson of West Glacier. She was sixth overall.

In the 5K, it was Stephen Sprunger of Columbia Falls, with a time of 22:16, winning the men’s race. Samantha Modderman was third overall, and first among the women. Her time was 22:49.

Jeff Lillard of Kalispell was second. Helena’s Emma Compton was the second woman to finish, seventh overall.

Half Marathon

Top 10 (All runners) 1. Ryan Skotnicki, Whitefish, 1:29:34; 2. Craig Hertz, Whitefish, 1:35:29; 3. Justin Shobe, Kalispell, 1:35:59; 4. Mike Bestwick, Kalispell, 1:37:15; 5. Andrew Leichtnam, Hot Springs, 1:43:17; 6. Kalen Schaefer, Missoula, 1:44:30; 7. Justin Whitman, Kalispell, 1:45:04; 8. Leonard Page, Hot Springs, 1:48:12; 9. Ethan Richards, Missoula, 1:48:22; 10. Christi Richards, Missoula, 1:50:43.

Top 10 Men: 1. Skotnicki; 2. Hertz; 3. Shobe; 4. Bestwick; 5. Leichtnam; 6. Schaefer; 7. Whitman; 8. Page; 9. Richards; Daniel Mahn, Columbia Falls, 1:51:24.

Top 10 Women: 10: Richards; 12. Kaci Monroe, Kalispell, 1:52:28; 16. Libby Bergman, Kalispell, 1:55:50; 22. Nikki Griffis, Kalispell, 2:02:52; 24. Annie Lillard, Kalispell, 2:05:46; 26. Hannah Hudson, Lakeside, 2:06:55; 28. Cassady Daley, Kalispell, 2;07:51; 29. Kelly O’Brien, Whitefish, 2:09:26; 30. Sara Bindl, Portland, Ore., 2:09:15; 31. Caroline Fichter, Whitefish, 2:10:18.

10K

Top 10 (All runner) 1. Chris Alfiero, Polson, 41:26.00; 2. Tyler Avery, Kalispell, 43:55.54; 3. Jessica Johnson, Bigfork, 45:51.92; 4. Jaden Attard, Kalispell, 46:40.52; 5. Travis Rosenkoetter, Columbia Falls, 47:38.50; 6. Lindsey Bengtson, West Glacier, 48:40.40; 7. Parker Gillespie, Kalispell, 49:58.90; 8. Drew Perry, Columbia Falls, 49:59.74; 9. Seth Capon, Kalispell, 50:29.30; 10. Josephine Vardell, Whitefish, 52:07.97.

Top 10 Men: 1. Alfiero; 2. Avery; 4. Attard; 5. Rosenkotter; 7. Gillespie; 8. Perry; 9. Capon; 11. Scott Stone, Whitefish, 52:07.17; 12. Seth Knox, Kalispell, 52:30.21; 13. Chris Dodge, Kalispell, 53:34.24.

Top 10 Women: 3. Johnson; 6. Bengtson; 10. Vardell; 18. Rebecca Stohr, Viroqua, Wis., 56:53.48; 19. Sonal Shah, Kalispell, 57:30.22; 21. Jami Belt, Columbia Falls, 58:44.76; 23. Mandy Randall, Kalispell, 59:08.65;24. Ally Morehead, Kalispell, 59:19.05; 26. Jaci Akey, Whitefish, 59:44.30; 32. Julia Kennedy, Columbia Falls, 1:02.18.

5K

Top 10 (All runners) 1. Stephen Sprunger, Columbia Falls, 22:16.71; 2. Jeff Lillard, Kalispell, 22:17.78; 3. Samantha Modderman, Bigfork, 22:49.30; 4. Jeremy Grilley, Columbia Falls, 23:19.47; 5. S. Lillard, Kalispell, 24:13.39; 6. Emma Compton, Helena, 24:31.70; 7. Romina Sprunger, Columbia Falls, 25:22.54; 8. Cas Smith, Kalispell, 25:20.86; 9. A. Zlogar, Kalispell, 25:26.34; 10. B. Sharpe, Kalispell, 25:43.09.

Top 10 Men: 1. Sprunger; 2. J. Lillard; 4. Grilley; 5. Lillard; 8. Smith; 9. A. Zlogar; 10. Sharpe. 13. C. Zlogar, Kalispell, 28:00.78; 14. W. Heyboer, Kalispell, 28:26.00; 16. K. Voermans, Columbia Falls, 28:41.19.

Top 10 Women: 3. Modderman; 6. Compton; 7. Sprunger; 11. Megan Murray, Kalispell, 27:46.42; 12. Nicole Fairclough, Kalispell, 27:56. 19; 15. Jenny Heyboer, Kalispell, 28:39.48; 18. Heather Holman, Bigfork, 29:51.17; 20. Raina Stene, Polson, 30:43.44; 21. A. Putzler, Kalispell, 30:56.10; 22. Melissa Lynch, Whitefish, 30:53.75.

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