Riley, Wachtel Win Sarasota Half

03/19/2018 - 11:48

SARASOTA, FL — Blake Riley, 21, of Sarasota was the overall winner Sunday of the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, finishing in 1:13:19. Second went to Jacob Deese, 28, of Lakeland, while Joshua Cochran, 37, of Ohio, was third in 1:17:43.

Jacki Wachtel, 38, of New Port Richey was the female champion in 1:24:22, followed by Diana Sitar, 32, of Palmetto in 1:26 and Brigid Moriarty, 31, of Tarrytown, NY, in 1:26:37. It was the fourth consecutive victory for Wachtel in the Sarasota Half Marathon.

In the 10K, Jeffrey Zickus of Atlanta won in 37:06. In the women’s race, Wendy Tocha and Abby Perone of St. Petersburg were the fastest in 43:59.


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