“It’s always nice to wake up in your bed, roll out of your house and jog up to the start line. It’s a much nicer routine than traveling somewhere, I will say that,” Leon said to the Register Guard.
Leon crossed the finish line with a winning time of 31 minutes and 45 seconds, though 26 seconds slower than last year’s time was good enough to get him a win over second place finisher Matthew Bailey.
Lauren Johnson was the top female finisher in the event, coming in with a final time of 35:56. The Oregon Track Club runner just edged past Morgan Haws by four seconds to claim the top spot while running her first ever 10K road race.
“I was really nervous because I was like ‘I’ve never done this before,’ I didn’t know what to expect, and of course the first mile is uphill,” said Johnson.
Top Results From the Butte to Butte
|10k Men||10k Women|
|Craig Leon||31:45||Lauren Johnson||35:56|
|Matthew Bailey||32:23||Morgan Haws||36:00|
|Brian Eimstad||32:46||Brett Ely||37:08|
|Robert McLauchlan||33:16||Renee Gordon||37:19|
|Levi Thomet||33:16||Maggie Schmaedick||38:17|
|5k Men||5k Women|
|Michael Donawa||16:38||Jenna Anderson||19:57|
|Jacob Truitt||17:19||Jennifer Federov||20:59|
|Jared Storts||18:25||Kelly Kvaal||21:22|
|Angel Goemaere||19:20||Kylee O’Connor||21:25|
|German Rosas||20:09||Lynn Swanson||21:48|