Boston Marathon

The field of men's elite runners leave the starting line in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Hopkinton, Mass.

MISSOULA — Twenty-five Montanans braved the less-than-ideal weather conditions in Boston to run in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday. 

The runners represented 10 different Montana towns including Billings, Missoula, Helena, Bozeman, Thompson Falls, Red Lodge, Belgrade, Manhattan, Butte and Lolo.

Scott Sneddon, of Billings, was the fastest Montana finisher. He crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 54 minutes, 35 seconds. Sneddon, 55, placed 979th overall and 950th among men. He finished second in his age group.

Four Montanans, including Sneddon, clocked a time faster than three hours. 

Jacob Verrue, of Missoula, finished with a time of 2:58:19. Casey Schwenk, of Missoula, crossed the finish line with a time of 2:59:03. And Matt Roberts, of Helena, finished with a time of 2:59:41.

The fastest Montana woman to finish on Monday was Erin Wells of Manhattan. Wells, 36, crossed the finish line with a time of 3:20:02. Among women, she placed 834th. 

Yuki Kawauchi of Japan won the men's race with a time of 2:15:58.

Desiree Linden was the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 with her time of 2:39:54. The second place finisher on the women's side, Sarah Sellers, is a Weber State alumna. 

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Full results of Montanans in the Boston Marathon:


Place by gender, Name, City, Time

950. Scott Sneddon, Billings, 2:54:35

1,452. Jacob Verrue, Missoula, 2:58:19

1,558. Casey Schwenk, Missoula, 2:59:03

1,676. Matt Roberts, Helena, 2:59:41

1,756. Rich Russell, Helena, 3:00:10

3,049. Peter Metcalf, Missoula, 3:09:50

3,456. John Randolph, Missoula, 3:12:37

3,686. Ryan Morgan, Missoula, 3:14:22

3,778. Christopher Ashland, Bozeman, 3:14:56

5,002. Erik Digby, Thompson Falls, 3:23:12

5,690. Jehremy Felig, Billings, 3:27:25

6,639. Eric Boswell, Bozeman, 3:33:30

7,486. John Morrison, Helena, 3:39:48

9,302. Brian Berger, Bozeman, 3:55:49

9,674. Kyle Strode, Helena, 3:59:08

10,215. Charles Rose, Billings, 4:06:15

11,452. Bill Skinner, Belgrade, 4:25:28

12,129. Rande Farrow, Butte, 4:29:30


834. Erin Wells, Manhattan, 3:20.02

1,304. Cortney Lynde, Red Lodge, 3:25:26

2,189. Sara Stahl, Missoula, 3:32:36

5,225. Teresa Larsen, Billings, 3:53:25

5,238. Ruth Dye, Billings, 3:53:31

5,315. Sara Mcallister, Missoula, 3:54:01

10,471. Jennifer Hickes, Lolo, 5:12:32

Amie Just covers Griz football and Missoula-area preps. Follow her on Twitter @Amie_Just or email her at

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