SALT LAKE CITY — Kassi Harmon was the first to cross the finish line of the women's Deseret News 10k at Liberty Park on Tuesday morning. The former BYU steeplechaser and new mom finished the race in 32:51.3.
Harmon was followed closely by Natalie Shields, with a time of 33:35.6. Shields is an East High graduate and future BYU cross country team member.
Rounding out the top 5 were Melody Jenson, who finished in 34:04.6, Rachel Perkins (34:05.5), and Anna Judd (34:15.8).
Patrick Smythe, the All-American out of Notre Dame and first place finisher in last year's Deseret News 10K, crossed the finish line first with a time of 28:41.2. Behind Smythe with a time of 29:33.8, Brett Hales notched a second place finish as a first time participant. Veteran runner Teren Jameson (past Deseret News winner and long-time participant) finished in third place with a time of 30:08.3.