Above, Brienna Nemeth, 7, and her mother Amanda, of Lake Tapps, run near the front May 10 at the start of the first Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series of 2014. Brienna, the youngest of 172 competitors in the 5.14 mile race, beat 90 adults and finished 82nd in a time of 52 minutes, 33.7 seconds. Her brother Garrett, 9, another future Olympian, finished 30th overall in 43:44.6 seconds, only 10 minutes behind winner Keith Laverty, of Seattle, whose time was 33:07.3. Jackie Gross, of Shoreline, in a time of 39:50.9, won the female division.
At left, Erik Barkhaus, of Seattle, receives applause from onlookers as he hits the finish line of the 10.7-mile course May 10 at the first Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series of 2014. Barkhaus led 136 athletes on the course with a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes and 1.5 seconds. Tracy Wollschlager of Mill Creek, with a time of 1:33:30.1, was the top female finisher.
Photos By Greg Farrar