Aiyana Ferraro of Victor and Roy Etnire, a millwright from Seeley Lake, won the two 100-mile dog sled races from Lincoln to Seeley Lake in the 2013 Race to the Sky.
Ferraro, 15, crossed the line at the Seeley Lake Community Center at 6:09 a.m. Monday to claim her first victory in four tries in the Junior 100. Two-time defending champion Jenny Greger, 17, of Livingston, the only other entrant, finished at 6:32 a.m.
Etnire, 57, led a field of four teams in the Adult 100, finishing at 8:19 a.m. Jason Campeau of Okotoks, Alberta, was second at 8:32 a.m., while Steve Riggs of Olney crossed at 8:48 a.m.
The races started Sunday afternoon in Lincoln and included mandatory six-hour layovers at the White Tail Ranch near Ovando.
Leaders of the 350-mile race were expected to reach the midway wilderness checkpoint at Owl Creek south of Holland Lake on Monday afternoon. Jessie Royer of Darby, the 1994 champion, left Seeley Lake first at 7:23 a.m. with 11 dogs. Her protégé, 17-year-old Alea Robinson of Alaska, followed at 7:40 a.m. Returning champion Warren Palfrey of British Columbia was third out at 7:53 a.m. and Laura Daugereau of Washington left at 8:15 a.m.
The six remaining entries were in Seeley Lake as of midmorning. The winner of the 350-mile race is expected to finish at Hi-Country Foods west of Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon.
Reporter Kim Briggeman can be reached at 523-5266 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.