Aptos resident Dent Earl was the top Santa Cruz County finisher in the San Francisco Marathon and Watsonville’s Natalia Cordoba-Velasquez was the top county finisher in the 5-kilometer on Sunday.
Earl, 32, crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile race in 3 hours, 36 minutes, 37 seconds to place inside the top 1,000. He was 756 overall and 654 among men.
Just under 6,500 runners finished the race. Nathan Krah of Salt Lake City, Utah, won in 2:26:44, and San Francisco’s own Devon Crosby-Helms won the women’s race in 2:44:02.
Cordoba-Velasquez, 38, placed 147 overall in the 5k [26:33] and was 47th among women. That race was won by Chris Badolato of Reno, Nev., who finished in 16:41. The women’s winner was Vanessa Taylor of Spencerport, N.Y., who crossed the finish line in 19:33.
Results in this report are from the SF Marathon site.