Over 8,000 runners showed up in St. Paul on Saturday for the Team Ortho Monster Dash. There was a half marathon distance and a 10 mile. The course is gaining popularity as it's point-to-point and mainly downhill from the Cathedral of St. Paul to the other end of Summit Ave, and then south along River Road.
The half marathon saw the first 3 finishers within 30 seconds. Kyle Hall (Minneapolis) took the win in 1:15:11. Eric Solberg (Eagan) was second in 1:15:21, and Jeremy Cook (Hudson, WI) was third in 1:15:42. On the female side, local running star Katie McGregor (Savage) was 6th overall and the first female in 1:18:27. Terri Emond (St. Louis Park) was the second female in 1:22:56, and Laurie Johnson (Regina, SK, Canada) was third in 1:24:38.
The top 3 in the 10 mile all dipped below 60 minutes. Adam Lippold (Elko) won in 56:17 with second place right on his tail. Wes Shaughnessy (Verona, WI) was trying to track him down, but fell 3 seconds short. And third in the 10 mile was Michael Anderson (Hudson, WI) in 59:20. Sarah West (Madison, WI) was the first female in 1:05:03. Christine Muller (St. Louis Park) was second in 1:06:19, and Kari Krook (Savage) was third in 1:07:38.