Saturday, November 13, 2010

Favela, Gabrys Tops at Gobbler Hobbler

The annual Gobbler Hobbler 10K in far-west suburban Montgomery drew its usual strong field on Saturday with Emisael Favela and Abby Gabrys posting victories. Favela, 33, of Cicero, won it going away in 32:45. Second was long-time local workhorse Chris Toepfer, 47, of Chicago, in 34:44.0, and third went to another strong masters runners, Bob Cisler, 41, of Clarendon Hills, who ran a 34:55.3. Gabrys, 27, of Oswego, was the women's winner in 41:21.5. Claire Peters, 24, of Naperville, was runner-up in 42:06.4, and Briana Stuepfert, 16, of Yorkville, was third in 42:28.3. Warm temps held on for this race, which had 529 finishers.

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