Close finish in Wenatchee Marathon

Written on Apr 19th, 2014 by , Category Events, News

Runners take off at the start of the Wenatchee Half-Marathon on Saturday morning along Wenatchee Avenue in downtown.


By Steve Maher

WENATCHEE — Montana’s Tim Vaughan edged Idaho’s Dan Hollingshead by a mere 29 seconds to win the 10th-annual Wenatchee Marathon on Saturday.

Under ideal running conditions — temperatures in the 50s, partly cloudy skies and only a slight breeze — Vaughan of Lolo, Mont., covered the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 12 seconds. Hollingshead, of Moscow, Idaho, took second in 2:52:41. Third place went to Anchorage’s Michael Wheatall in 2:59:53.

Vaughan averaged 6 minutes, 35 seconds per mile over the entire race. Hollingshead had a pace of 6:36 per mile.

The Wenatchee Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K utilizes the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail along the Columbia River. Here the runners head north on the trail through Walla Walla Point Park.

Last year, Matt Gosselin of Tacoma won the Wenatchee Marathon in 2:39:12. Gosselin didn’t enter this year’s race.

Top local marathoners Saturday were East Wenatchee’s Gary Kobold and Wenatchee’s Andy Sheets, two friends who tied for 17th overall with the exact same time — 3:34:34.

In the women’s marathon, Cheney’s Camille Moseley won comfortably in 3:17:44, nearly three minutes faster than runner-up Claire Anderson of Kennewick (3:20:33). Pasco’s Miranda Bachman was third in 3:23:14. Maya Wiest of East Wenatchee had the fastest local women’s marathon time — 4:06:27.

Wenatchee’s Sarah Barkley was the lone hometown winner Saturday, defending her women’s half-marathon title in a time of 1:22:46. Selina Danko, also of Wenatchee, was second in 1:28:54. Barkley, who races professionally as a triathlete, won last year’s half in 1:25:39. This time around, she nearly caught men’s half-marathon winner Adam Starkey near the end. Starkey was clocked in 1:22:01. Second in the men’s half was Sammamish’s Jake Mallula in 1:29:09.

Brian Carroll of Sammamish (time of 38 minutes and 29 seconds) edged Everett’s Eric Bell (38:36) to claim the event’s 10K men’s title. Another Sammamish runner, Robin White, took home the women’s side of the 10K in 43:18. Second place went to Jessica Burlile, of Boise, Idaho, in 43:28. East Wenatchee’s Christine Klingel was third in 44:04.

Wenatchee's Sarah Barkley won the women's half-marathon title for the second consecutive year.

About 1,300 athletes registered for the event, which celebrated its 10th-anniversary with a first-ever health & fitness expo on Friday, a couple of free kids races earlier Saturday, and special clothing and giveaways.

Below are the top 10 men’s and women’s finishers in the marathon, half-marathon and 10K.


Wenatchee Marathon
Saturday, April 19
1. Tim Vaughan, Lolo, Mont., 2:52:12
2. Dan Hollingshead, Moscow, Idaho, 2:52:41
3. Michael Wheatall, Anchorage, Alaska, 2:59:53
4. David Cull, Redmond, 3:03:16
5. John Wesner, Seattle, 3:07:02
6. Jeff Boly, Tacoma, 3:20:24
7. Daniel Brusser, Seattle, 3:20:39
8. Shawn Lewis, Olympia, 3:23:43
9. Brett Wittner, Fircrest, 3:23:47
10. Harold Cull, Victoria, B.C., 3:26:23

1. Camille Moseley, Cheney, 3:17:44
2. Claire Anderson, Kennewick, 3:20:33
3. Miranda Bachman, Pasco, 3:23:14
4. Jennifer Balcom, Goldendale, 3:24:16
5. Lynly Platz, Poulsbo, 3:27:21
6. Jodi Brautaset, Oak Harbor, 3:28:24
7. Monica Ochs, Anacortes, 3:29:30
8. Megan Lacey, Vancouver, Wa., 3:30:03
9. Jacqueline Van Allen, Spokane, 3:31:03
10. Kimberly Arnesen, Seattle, 3:32:49

Wenatchee Half-Marathon
1. Adam Starkey, Moscow, Idaho, 1:22:01
2. Jake Mallula, Sammamish, 1:29:09
3. David Larsen, Penticton, B.C., 1:29:51
4. Greg Romaniuk, Richland, 1:29:57
5. Benjamin Beezhold, Bothell, 1:30:18
6. Jordan Beehner, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 1:30:33
7. Mike Browne, Renton, 1:32:01
8. Joshua Orth, Spokane, 1:32:13
9. Bert Ivey, Wenatchee, 1:32:17
10. Eddie Edwards, Wenatchee, 1:34:17

1. Sarah Barkley, Wenatchee, 1:22:46
2. Selina Danko, Wenatchee, 1:28:54
3. Mary Larson, Fall City, 1:32:24
4. Jamie Schmelzer, Kennewick, 1:34:18
5. Nancy Kintner-Meyer, Richland, 1:36:12
6. Abigail Aiken, Austin, Texas, 1:36:18
7. Karen Pleas, Wenatchee, 1:37:09
8. Julianna Looney, Shoreline, 1:37:43
9. Kristin Sickle, Tustin, Calif., 1:38:24
10. Tracie Podoll, Spokane, 1:39:27

Wenatchee 10K
1. Brian Carroll, Sammamish, 38:29
2. Eric Bell, Everett, 38:36
3. W. Matthew Silvers, Cheney, 38:55
4. Keegan Council, Gig Harbor, 39:44
5. Jon Frank, Wenatchee, 40:56
6. Scott Trappe, Gaston, Ind., 41:38
7. Matthew Tangeman, Wenatchee, 41:46
8. Cassidy Secrist, Seattle, 42:27
9. Ryan Parkhill, East Wenatchee, 42:30
10. Scott Hopkins, Wenatchee, 45:05

1. Robin White, Sammamish, 43:13
2. Jessica Burlile, Boise, Idaho, 43:28
3. Christine Klingel, East Wenatchee, 44:04
4. Enid Moore, Seattle, 45:47
5. Karen Weber, Wenatchee, 46:14
6. Tammy Harr, Spokane Valley, 46:44
7. Kathryn Jennings, Winthrop, 47:38
8. Leah Wilest, Seattle, 47:51
9. Heather MacMillan, Seattle, 48:04
10. Julie Pierson, East Wenatchee, 49:31

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