Santa Cruz resident Catherine Philipovich placed in the top 20 among women and Scotts Valley’s Steve Croft placed in the top 30 overall in the Morgan Hill Marathon last weekend.
Philipovitch finished the marathon in 3 hours, 53 minutes, 44 seconds to be the top female runner from Santa Cruz County. She was 17th among women and 79th overall.
Croft crossed the finish line in 3:28:38 for 28th place overall and 23rd among men.
Also with top 30 finishes, Capitola resident Kelly O’Rourke placed 23rd among women and 292 overall in the Morgan Hill Half Marathon — which was run in conjunction with the full marathon — finishing in 1:49:15, and Aptos resident David Delucchi placed 26th among men and 26th overall in 1:31:42.
Results included in this report are from the Morgan Hill Marathon results page.
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.