Thousands make half marathon, 5K trek
The La Jolla Half Marathon course was packed Sunday, with 5,392 finishing the 13.1-mile trail that started at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and finished at La Jolla Cove.
Nazario Romero returned to the race, four years after winning his last title here. He came back with a flourish, topping second place finisher Matt Stohl by nearly three minutes when he clocked in at 1:10:24.
Kevin Zimmer of Del Mar finished eighth, at 1:19:15.
Hilary Corno, who has run the race before, captured her first win in 1:27:11 – more than a minute ahead of second place Beth Gerdes.
Martin Rockstrom took the men’s 5K title in 15:56, with Bob Gries, also of La Jolla, finishing third.
Catherine Williams of La Jolla was the top finisher in the women’s 5K at 18:56, with Pennie McLaughlin in third and Tracy Golba fourth.
Men TOP 5
Nazario Romero Escondido 1:10:24
Matt Stohl San Diego 1:13:06
Armen Vartanian Burlingame 1:15:17
Daniel Farmer Escondido 1:15:19
Brian Culley San Diego 1:16:37
Women TOP 5
Hilary Corno San Diego 1:27:11
Beth Gerdes Carlsbad 1:28:38
Jessica Goertz San Diego 1:29:40
Sherri Ellerby Orange 1:30:55
Megan O’Dowd San Diego 1:32:23
TOP 100 Men
8 – Kevin Zimmer Del Mar 1:19:15
12 – Jeremy Black Rancho Santa Fe 1:21:29
61- Jeffrey Schmidt Solana Beach 1:30:26
67 – Scott Hoover Del Mar 1:30:46
68 – James Gilbert Solana Beach 1:30:50
75 – Anthony Vincent Del Mar 1:31:15
84 – Jordan Meltzer Del Mar 1:31:52
TOP 100 WOMEN
15 – Renn Plsek Solana Beach 1:35:27
19 – Suzi Morris Solana Beach 1:36:03
28 – Roseann Parry Del Mar 1:37:43
81 – Jana Insogna Rancho Santa Fe 1:43:38
89 – Jill Attia Del Mar 1:44:08
Derrick Guty San Diego 16:34
Dan Scanderbeg San Diego 16:50
Travis King San Diego 17:04
Kayleen Walsh Encinitas 19:19
Kari Laughlin Encinitas 20:19
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