Ben Bruce, 30, of Flagstaff, Ariz., crosses the finish line to win the Big Sur Half Marathon in Monterey, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (David Royal/Monterey County Herald)

Watsonville resident Jose Antonio Barba and Santa Cruz resident Julia Blanton each placed in the top 50 of the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, of the Big Sur Half Marathon last weekend.

Barba crossed the finish line of the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 25 minutes, 40.7 seconds to finish 36th among men and 63rd overall.

Blanton crossed the finish line in 1:36:09.659 for 31st among women and 223rd overall.

The newlywed couple of Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce [1:12:18.975] and Benjamin Bruce [1:04:45.630] of Flagstaff, Ariz., won the race.

Results included in this report are from the Big Sur Half Marathon website.