For the Tribune
Fifty runners and a number of walkers took to the trail for the third annual Terry Badlands Trail Run on Saturday, July 9.
First-place honors in the 10K went to serious high school runners from Terry and West Plains, Mo. Layne Lantis, 16, of Terry fought for first place in the men's 10K with a time of 39:49, narrowly beating out Matt Keltgen, also 16, of Glendive. In the women's 10K, Carly Shannon of West Plains, Mo. took first with a time of 41:44. Other age group winners included Anton Veverka of Richey, Lisa Holding Eagle of Dickinson, N.D., Greg Treible of Forsyth, Lindy Troy of Glendive, Greg Shannon of West Plains, Mo. and Tim Brown of Glendive.
In the 5K, overall winners were Mike Backes of Miles City with a time of 21:00 and Caitlin Lantis, 14, of Terry, with a time of 23:35. Age group winners were Chris Austin of Miles City, Mike Mintz, also of Miles City, Lorelei Nielsen of Glendive, Jason Amundsen of Glendive, Amber Murr of Terry, Stephanie Frame of Glendive, Dave Wunker of Miles City and Jo Ridgeway of Miles City, who actually bicycled down for the event.
A Special award also went to Camille Poncin, 3, of Pray, Mont. for first place in the fun run. The fun run/walk was not timed.
It was a beautiful day, and organizers Ryan Ragsdale and Amanda Breitbach were pleased with the turnout and the weather. After two prior years of rain the night before or morning of the race, runners this year were able to run the full distance on the Calypso Trail.
"It was a great day, and we want to thank everyone who came out," said Breitbach. "The most competitive age group by far was for under 18 runners, and we owe special thanks to our area coaches who recruited for us and brought their kids to the race. They always help us make this a success."
The event raised more than $500 for the Prairie County Economic Development Council's Terry Badlands trail mapping project.
Published July 20, 2011