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Lagat, Vickers Run to Victory, Set Course Records - Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Duluth Results

Date: 
09/14/2009 - 15:56

GMclassic.jpg(Duluth, Minn.) Kenya’s Haron Lagat won today’s 3rd annual Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Duluth. Lagat, 26, broke the four-minute mark – finishing in a course record 3:59.69. Lagat, who resides in Sante Fe, N.M., claimed the first place prize of $2,000. Kenyan Moses Waweru (4:01) and Kyle Perry of Provo, Utah (4:06) placed second and third in the men’s elite field. Duluthian Jeremy Polson placed sixth in 4:07.

Carrie Vickers, 32, of Carbondale, Colo., earned her second straight women’s division title, finishing in a new course record 4:41 — seven seconds faster than Kenya’s Caroline Rotich. Duluth’s Jen Houck placed fifth in 5:01.

A total of 529 people registered for the Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Duluth event which featured four separate divisions ― Minnesota Mile (Elite), Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite), All City Mile (Recreational) and the Verizon Wireless Kids Mile (see top finishers below).

For complete results, visit grandmasmarathon.com or onlineraceresults.com.

Grandma’s Minnesota Mile Duluth Results – September 13

Grandma’s Minnesota Mile

Male

1) Haron Lagat, 26 – Kenya (Sante Fe, N.M.)

3:59.69 - $2,000

2) Moses Waweru, 31 – Kenya (Coon Rapids, MN)

4:01 - $1,250

3) Kyle Perry, 25 – Provo, Utah

4:06 - $1,000

4) Josephat Keino, 28 – Kenya (Lubbock, Texas)

4:07 - $750

5) Codie See, 25 - Madison, Wis.

4:07 - $500

6) Jeremy Polson, 31 – Duluth, Minn.

4:07 - $250

Female

1) Carrie Vickers, 32 – Carbondale, Colo.

4:41 - $2,000

2) Caroline Rotich, 25 – Kenya (Sante Fe, N.M.)

4:48 - $1,250

3) Ladia Albertson-Junkan, 23 – St. Paul, Minn

4:56 - $1,000

4) Denisa Costescu, 33 – Commerce Township, Mich.

4:58 - $750

5) Jen Houck, 25 – Duluth, Minn.

5:01 - $500

6) Serena Sullivan, 28 – Hibbing, Minn.

5:06 - $250

Masters (40 & Over)

Male

1) Jarrow Wahman, 48 – Duluth, Minn.

4:59 - $500

Female

1) Kelly Keeler Ramacier, 47 – White Bear Lake, Minn.

5:40 - $500

Duluth Mile – (Semi-Elite Division)

Male - 1st Place

Erik Kaitala, 37 – Duluth, Minn.

4:46

Female – 1st Place

Sarah Chasson, 17 – Meadowlands, Minn.

5:37

All City Mile (Recreational Division)

Male - 1st Place

Terrence Grimm, 31 – St. Paul, Minn.

5:28

Female – 1st Place

Amanda Lepisto, 27 – Duluth, Minn.

5:53

Verizon Wireless Kids Mile (Ages 8 to 14)

Male - 1st Place

Adam Kangas, 11 – Cloquet, Minn.

6:25

Female – 1st Place

Sydnee Vandell, 14 – Esko, Minn.

6:10

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