Wichitan wins MOPS race

Cole Decker of Wichita, a former collegiate distance runner, ran away from the field in the Mothers of Preschoolers half-marathon at Marion County Park and Lake.

Decker finished 15 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor, blazing through the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds.

Stephanie Michaeli of Independence, Missouri, won the women’s half-marathon with a time of 1:37:24.

Kodi Panzer of Marion was the fastest local runner, circling the course in 1:48:43.

Dan Yoder took first in the men’s 5K race with a time of 16:48. Rebecca Hofer of Marion ran 26:39 to win the women’s race.

A total of 96 runners competed in the races.

Last modified Aug. 17, 2016