Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sheehan, Ellis Take Crystal Lake Half
In that "other" half-marathon Sunday, Matt Sheehan, 27, of Arlington Heights, and Jenny Ellis, 24, of Port Barrington, won the Crystal Lake Memorial Half Marathon. Sheehan was comfortably in front with a nice 1:13.15.1, and Ellis had an even bigger victory margin in the women's competition with a 1:22:41.8. Back on the men's side, Nate McPherson, 24, of Palatine took runner-up honors with a 1:18:00.4, and Jose Cascia, 41, of Loves Park (near Rockford), was third in 1:19:27.4 Second and third women were Terry Odell, 48, of Rockford, in 1:31:31.1, and Shanna Piggott, 31, of Round Lake, in 1:31:47.6. There were 509 finishers.