Early leaders, including eventual winner Nikia Brautovich [No. 706], in the Nisene Marks Women’s 5-miler sprint up the hill and out of Aptos Village Park on Sunday morning.

Aptos resident Nikia Brautovich won the Nisene Marks Women’s 5-mile race at the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in her hometown on Sunday with a 6-minute, 19-second per mile pace.

Brautovich, 21, crossed the finish line in 31:32. Aptos’ Melissa McConville, 27, was second in 32:25, and Watsonville’s Margaret Ellis, 37, was third in 34:37.

Livermore’s Tara Carreira, 38, in fourth [34:54], and Santa Cruz’s Trinity Magas [35:25], 38, rounded out the top five.

Results in this report are from the Santa Cruz Track Club’s website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets