DeLand alumna wins 50-miler

Rachel Hallum-Montes, a 2001 graduate of DeLand High School, claimed the title at the Kodiak Ultra Marathon 50-Mile Race with a time of 10 hours, 52 minutes and 49 seconds. She ran cross-country for the Bulldogs while attending DeLand High.

Hallum-Montes ran the Kodiak race among 19 other women in her age division, outrunning second by nearly an hour. All the ladies taking part were from California, where Hallum-Montes resides, except two.

The race, which reached altitudes above 6,000 feet, was sponsored by Carbo-Pro and Big Bear Pine View.