Aptos resident Jennifer Willoughby won the Summit Rock Half Marathon women’s race and and Aptos’ Gareth Ewing made the top 10 of the men’s race in Sanborn County Park in Saratoga on Saturday.
Willoughby finished the race in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 24 seconds for the win and 25th place overall. She was followed by Tiffany Meyer, who was up from Eugene, Ore., and finished in 2:16:27 for second place [37th overall], and Zhimin Yang of San Jose who finished in 2:19:26 for third place [40th overall].
Ewing took sixth overall, crossing the finish line in 1:53:13. San Carlos’ Leor Pantilat won in 1:33:27.
Watsonville’s Mark Thompson placed 19th in the 5-kilometer race [actually 3.3 miles], which was run in conjunction with the half marathon, in 32:13. The 5k was won by Manuel Calero.
Results included in this report are from the Brazen Racing website.
Santa Cruz resident Kelley Puglisi broke into the top five of the women’s field at Brazen Racing’s Hellyer Half Marathon on Saturday. She placed fourth among women in 1 hour, 29 minutes, 3 seconds, and was 18th overall at Hellyer County Park in San Jose.
Puglisi averaged a 6:48 per mile pace time.
San Francisco’s Nick Grover, 32, won in 1:18:51, and Burlingame’s Verity Breen was the women’s winner in 1:23:41.
The half is held in conjunction with a 10- and 5-kilometer races.
In the 10k, Santa Cruz’s Rebecca Doty won the women’s field, placing eighth overall. She finished in 35:47. Aptos’ Jennifer Willoughby, 33, placed second among women and 14th overall [37:24]. The men’s winner was Berkeley’s Brian Collett [31:04].
In the 5k, Capitola’s Angela Wilson placed fifth in 24:49. Morgan Hill’s Kiele Anderson won in 22:15.
The next Brazen Racing event includes the Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k, and is scheduled for March 17 in Del Valle.
–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter.