Ryan Heck, of Blanding, succesfully defended his 2009 Newspapers Rock title when he edged Macee Nielson of Monticello. Heck’s time is 36:30 and Nielson followed with a time of 36:38.
Taylor Francom, of Blanding, completed the three-member group of top racers in 36:41.
Nielson’s time shattered the womens course record by nearly three minutes.
The top three racers completed the 6.2-mile course in a blistering pace of less than six minute miles.
Heck ran the St. George Marathon one week earlier, while Nielson and Francom ran in high school region cross country races just a few days after the race.
Other racers in the top ten include William Arthur (37:38), Steve Francom (37:55), Gregory Luna (39:12), Mark Miller (41:37), Jason Doel (43:20), Jeff Hunt (43:36), and James Lewis (43:49).
The top finishers in the Men under age 25 category are Taylor Francom, Jason Doel and Paul Sanders.
The top finishers in the Men age 25 to 39 category are William Arthur, Jeff Hunt and James Lewis.
The top finishers in the Men age 40 to 49 category are Ryan Heck, Steve Francom and Gregory Luna.
The top finishers in the Men 50+ category are Mark Endres, Robert Hatch and Bob Sanders
The top finishers in theWomen under age 25 category are Macee Nielson, Kelly Butler and Anne Anderson.
The top finishers in the Women age 25 to 39 category are Wendy Ramsay, Shannon Young and Maggie Judi.
The top finishers in the Women age 40 to 49 category are Michelle Adams, Tammy Willis and Tammee Sallmon.
The top finishers in the Women 50+ category are Tina Murdock, Lillian Bayles and Laura Butler.
The youngest racer is Tanner Laws, the most seasoned racer is Carol Forrest, the race founder award goes to Laura Butler, and Trent Schafer wins the longevity award for running all four Newspapers Rock races (with his fastest time yet this year).
The Newspapers Rock race could only be possible with the support of a large number of sponsors, partners, vendors and volunteers; including City of Monticello, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Highway Patrol, Monticello High School, Buckaroo Cross Country Team, San Juan County Economic Development, Dugout Ranch, Canyonlands Natural History Association, Country Comfort, Get Go Signs and Graphics, Blue Mountain Foods, Lamplight Restaurant, Pick a Stitch, Salt Lake Running Company, Active.com, Kirk Hazleton, Angie Seiter, Camille Rowley, Suzanne Duke, Jeff Hunt, Scott Shakespeare and the hard working staff at the San Juan Record.
Mark us on your calendar for next year: October 8, 2011