Joby Rosenleaf leads Butte runners in Missoula

Joby Rosenleaf leads Butte runners in Missoula
Butte High senior Joby Rosenleaf runs to an All-State finish in the 3,200-meter race during the Class AA State meet May 27 on the Charlie Merrifield Track Saturday. (Butte Sports photo)

MISSOULA — Butte High graduate and future Montana State Bobcat Joby Rosenleaf led a contingent of Butte runners competing in the Missoula Marathon and half marathon Sunday.

Rosenleaf, 18, placed 12th overall in the women’s category in the half marathon. She finished the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 29 minutes, 28 seconds. That was good enough for fourth place in the female 15-19 age group.

In all, 22 runners listing Butte as their hometown finished the half marathon. Jessie Janecke (1:48:10) and Teran McGree (1:48:12) broke the 2-hour mark on the women’s side. Dennis Janecke (1:34:30) and Ted Connors (1:34:56) did the same on the men’s side.

Bigfork’s Makena Morley, 20, won the women’s half marathon in 1:17:22. John Raneri, 25, of New Fairfield, Connecticut won the men’s half in 1:06:38.

Curtis Meon, 31, was the fastest Butte runner in the marathon. He finished in 3:30:00. Tawnya Hermanson, 28, was the fastest Butte female runner in the marathon, finishing in 3:52:56.

Butte runners Jamie Lynch (4:49:31), Liana Galayda (5:57:54) and David Garcia (5:57:55) also finished the 26.2-mile race.

Geofrey Terer, 40, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, ran to the men’s marathon title in 2:31:10. Spokane, Washington, runner Bryanna Petrie 27, won the women’s full marathon in 2:52:07.

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