ANCHORAGE - Jessica Hendricks of Two Rivers has won the first distance sled-dog race of the season, taking the honors at the Sheep Mountain 150.
Hendricks arrived at the Sheep Mountain Lodge at Mile 113 of the Glenn Highway at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Allen Moore of Two Rivers came in six minutes later. Hans Gatt of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, was third, just two minutes behind Moore.
Hendricks, the 2003 Iditarod Rookie of the Year, earned $1,750 for her victory. A field of 47 mushers started the race.