Sean Meissner’s first year as director of the Sisters “Better-Half” Marathon turned out to be a success as just under 100 runners took part in the 13.1- and 6.55-mile courses on Saturday, May 11.

Starting and finishing at the Village Green, runners traversed a course around the outskirts of town on a sunny morning that turned quite warm, making Meissner’s decision to move the start to an hour earlier, 8 a.m., a wise one. The 24 finishers in the half-marathon made two loops of the course.

Peter Curran, 41, won the half marathon in a time of 1:22:27, more than 8 minutes ahead of the runner-up, Justin Walz.

Tara Lesueur, finished fourth overall and finished first among women in a time of 1:47:04.

In the “quarter marathon” of 6.55 miles, 43-year-old Brandon Brasher dethroned returning champion Josh Nordell, 41, of Sisters with a winning time of 39:20.5. Nordell came through in 43:48.7.

Lynette Cauble finished next as the first woman finisher in a time of 51:08.7. A total of 39 runners completed the 6.55-mile race.

Runners also had the choice to run the half-marathon as a two-person relay, but full results for the relay were not immediately available.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Sisters High School swim team, which provided many of the volunteers for the event.