Kenyans are Winners at Parkersburg Half Marathon

08/19/2018 - 19:45

PARKERSBURG, WV — Julius Kogo of Chapel Hill, NC, led three other Kenyans at The News and Sentinel Half Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 18, finishing in 1:04. It was the eighth time he has won the event.

In the women’s race, the top four were also from Kenya as Delivine Meringor raced home first in 1:10:12.

Finishing 2-4 among the men were Edwin Kibichiy of Louisville (1:05:19), Cyrus Korir of Chapel Hill (1:05:29), and Panuel Mkungo Female 2-4 finishers were Vicoty Chepngeno (1:13:25), Brilliant Jepkorir (1:14:52) and Susan Jerotich of Chapel Hill (1:16:43).

Top American finishers were Alene Reta, top male, in 1:07:49, who was fifth overall, and top U.S. woman Sarah Biehl of Hilliard, Ohio, in 1:20:34.

Top regional finishers were Mitchell Morris of Lowell and Krystal Miller of Marietta.

Winning the half marathon race walk were Lee Stough of Glassport, PA, and Sharon Marks of Parkersburg.

Other winners:

— Masters: Derrick Jones of Henrietta, NY, and Luybov Denisova of Russia.

— Grandmasters: John Eric Ashton of Columbia, SC, and Tammy Slusser of Monroeville, PA.

— Senior Grandmasters: George Sellers of Jackson, OH, and Leisa Villani of Virginia Beach, VA.


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