Tacoma, Seattle runners cruise to Wenatchee Marathon titles

Written on Apr 20th, 2013 by , Category Blogs, News, Steve Maher's Blog

WENATCHEE — Matt Gosselin and Jaime Pritchard left no doubt as to who would come out on top in Saturday’s Wenatchee Marathon.

Gosselin, a former Gonzaga University runner who hails from Tacoma, easily captured the men’s division of the 26.2-mile race, coasting home in 2 hours, 39 minutes and 12 seconds. That was more than 10 minutes faster than runner-up Spencer Plumb of Moscow, Idaho.

Meanwhile, Seattle’s Pritchard won the women’s marathon, finishing in 2:56:57, about 18 minutes better than runner-up Sandra Pellon of Kirkland.

Nearly 1,500 runners and walkers registered for the ninth-annual event and its marathon, half-marathon and 10-kilometer races. The start and finish were at the Stanley Civic Center Plaza in downtown Wenatchee.

Wenatchee runners fared better in the other two races, with Sarah Barkley winning the women’s half-marathon in 1:25:39, Casi Tarr claiming the women’s 10K in 39.51, and Andy Johnson finishing first in the men’s 10K in 39:55.

In the men’s half-marathon, Wenatchee’s Caleb Ambrose (1:18:42) took second behind winner Chris Tolonen of Renton (1:15:58).

See below for top placings in each race. For complete results, visit http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-3826

Wenatchee Marathon
Saturday
Men
1. Matt Gosselin, Tacoma, 2:39:12
2. Spencer Plumb, Moscow, Idaho, 2:50:37
3. Jason Houck, Issaquah, 2:56:47
4. Michael Bergquist, Medical Lake, 3:02:52
5. Scott Hippe, Spokane, 3:02:50

Women
1. Jaime Pritchard, Seattle, 2:56:57
2. Sandra Pellon, Kirkland, 3:15:28
3. Jodi Brautaset, Mount Vernon, 3:23:45
4. Julie Peterson, Shoreline, 3:32:23
5. Shannon Block, Walla Walla, 3:42:28

Wenatchee Half-Marathon
Men
1. Chris Tolonen, Renton, 1:15:58
2. Caleb Ambrose, Wenatchee, 1:18:42
3. Kevin Saur, Snohomish, 1:20:14
4. Will Young, Cashmere, 1:21:21
5. George Velazquez, Wenatchee, 1:24:42

Women
1. Sarah Barkley, Wenatchee, 1:25:39
2. Rachel Henghan, Seattle, 1:31:06
3. Christina Bruce, Great Falls, Mont., 1:33:29
4. Danielle Nestor, Boise, Idaho, 1:36:12
5. Shelby Port, Kirkland, 1:36:34

Wenatchee 10K
Men
1. Andy Johnson, Wenatchee, 39:55
2. Thomas Hansen, East Wenatchee, 41:12
3. Seth Andersen, Ellensburg, 45:12
4. Don Stone, Wenatchee, 45:25
5. Steve Bovingdon, Chelan, 45:44

Women
1. Casi Tarr, Wenatchee, 39:51
2. Heidi Loewen, Wenatchee, 42:52
3. Kari Vreugdenhil, Renton, 43:05
4. Amy Sheehan, Rock Island, 44:53
5. Karen Weber, Wenatchee, 45:08

 

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