Runners dodge rain for momma

News editor

Overcast skies, intermittent light rain, and a last-minute course change did not deter 79 runners from participating in the sixth annual Run for Your Momma half-marathon and 5K races Saturday at Marion County Lake.

Runners avoided a muddy mile of Timber Rd. when race organizers diverted the 13.1-mile half-marathon course one mile east to gravel-covered Turkey Creek Rd. The course led 52 runners from the lake into Marion and back, then down a two-mile south loop before circling the lake to the finish line.

David Bryant, 41, of Kansas City, Missouri, was the overall winner with a time of 1 hour, 27 minutes, and 37 seconds, more than 4 minutes ahead of runner-up John Wilp, 53, of Oklahoma City, 1:32:04. Reagan White, 29, of Edmond, Oklahoma won the women’s division and finished third overall with a time of 1:32:29.

Bryant Young, 14, of Peabody, topped the field of 27 5K runners with a time of 22:04. Amber Menson, 28, of Hillsboro, won the women’s division with a time of 24:08.

Race director Sarah Madgwick said the event continues to draw many runners from out of state, something she attributes in part to the hospitality they receive.

“We have a phenomenal bunch of volunteers,” Madgwick said. “They make the runners feel welcome, they make it run smoothly, they make the race. They’re fantastic.”

Marion Mothers of Preschoolers sponsored the event.

run for your momma results

Half-marathon (men, overall): 1. David Bryant, 1:27:37; 2. John Wilp, 1:32:04; 3. Bruce Havemeier, 1:37:52.

Half-marathon (women, overall): 1. Reagan White, 1:32:29; Savannah Wright, 1:32:54; Sarah Wright, 1:32:55.

Half-marathon (age group winners, men):

Ages 1 to 19: Grant Loewer, 1:46:46.

20 to 29: Austin Winn, 1:40:40.

30 to 39: Marco Calderon, 1:57:20.

40 to 49: Bryant.

50 to 59: Wilp.

60 to 69: Woody Entz, 1:51:58.

Half-marathon (age group winners, women):

1 to 19: Sarah Wright.

20 to 29: White.

30 to 39: Kathryn Leahy, 1:35:32.

40 to 49: Melinda Rangel, 2:01:46.

50 to 59: Rebecca Steven, 1:45:33.

5K (men): 1. Bryant Young, 22:04; 2. Mickey Harvey, 23:40; 3. Derek Webb, 24:32.

5K (women): 1. Amber Menson, 24:08; 2. Rebecca Hofer, 26:57; 3. Pamela Wright, 27:16.

 

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