Monday, June 14, 2010

North Shore Half to Austin, Marx

The newly-designed North Shore Half-Marathon, with start and finish in downtown Higland Park, went off well in the high humidity Sunday morning with Patrick Austin, 22, of Yorkville, taking home the overall championship in 1:13:35. Michele Marx, 37, of Lake Forest, was the women's winner in 1:29:03. Second and third men were Brice Young, 25, of Waukegan, in 1:16:56, and Ben Worcester, 21, of Chicago, in 1:17:21. Second and third in the women's standings were Allison Harris, 41, of Northbrook, in 1:29:40, and Cassie Baert, 24, of Batavia, in 1:29:58. In the 5K, Verdo Gregory, 31, of Chicago, won in 16:24. Julie Wiemerslage, 17, of Gurnee was the women's champ in 20:58.

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