FAIRBANKS-A couple of Lathrop Malemutes combined for an exciting photo finish on Saturday at the Seekins Ford Golden Heart Trail Run at the Birch Hill Rec Area. Devin McDowell, on the left, is the Flint Hills Cup Series points leader and came across the finish line just four tenths of a second faster than Chad Carroll. Carroll is an assistant coach at Lathrop and McDowell is a Lathrop grad former Montana State University runner.
McDowell finished in 15:30.1 in the 5K race. Sam King came in nine seconds later for third. Fourth place went to Keegan Ragan and Joe Bue was top five for the men.
Another Malemute, senior Brooke Lizotte, won the women's division with her 17:56.8 run. Anna Worden was second, followed by Maria Bray, Emily Kubichek and Eliza Rorabaugh to round out the top five women.