March 1, 2001
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
128 entrants in the 22nd Annual Snow Joke Half Marathon completed the event held Saturday, February 24th.
Ben Rush was the overall winner in a time of 79 minutes flat, outsprinting Brett Winegar by 5 seconds. Both runners are from Kalispell.
Susanna Gaunt led the ladies in 92:09. She also won last year's race. Maria Berger followed 14 seconds later for 2nd place. Both women are from Missoula.
In the 40 and older division, Don Sundberg outlunged last year's winner Marvin Speece. Both posted a time of 83:16, and both are from Butte. Elizabeth McGoff was first woman in 102:42.
The sponsoring Cheetah Herders Athletic Club also allows dogs accompanied by their owners to enter the event. "Reggie" Halverson led the canines and was awarded a soup bone for his efforts.
The following Seeley Lake residents completed the Event:
Loren Rose 111:38
Douglas McBroom 118:07