Jessie Royer of Seeley Lake won her fifth 300-mile Montana Race to the Sky Monday night.
Royer, 43, left the White Tail Ranch checkpoint at 3:19 p.m. with 11 dogs on her way Lincoln. She pulled into the finish line a little after 9 p.m.
At 10 p.m., four of the other five mushers remaining in the race were still resting at Whitetail Ranch for their mandatory six-hour rest. First among them to arrive was Gabe Dunham of Darby, followed by Clayton Perry of Choteau, Cindy Gallea and Damon Ramaker of Minnesota. Kevin Mathis of Monona, Iowa, was still three miles out.
Five men and four women registered for the 300-mile race, which started Saturday. However, three teams withdrew from the race Sunday: Jesse Flory of Hesperus, Colorado; Patrick Roy of Paradise; and Jed Stephenson of Sandpoint, Idaho.