Sunday, March 27, 2011
Zwagerman, Schooley Win Chi-Town Half
It seems as if there is a half-marathon almost every weekend these days. The latest, the Chi-Town Half in north Lincoln Park along Chicago's lakefront, was won by Tyler Zwagerman, 26, of Chicago, in 1:15:08. Zwagerman, a native of Holland, MI, and a former standout runner at Calvin College, is training for the Boston Marathon on April 18. He had a nice tuneup. Women's winner was Jenny Schooley, 27, of Chicago, in 1:27:37. Men's runner-up honors went to Richard Heffron, 27, of Chicago, in 1:16:11.8, while third place was earned by Mike Sommers, 23, of Mundelein, in 1:16:17.8. Lauren Lee, 51, of Buffalo Grove, is listed as second-place woman in 1:27:47.1. I doubt it, but I'll let it stand while my bib-sharing police go to work. Next were Elaine Mertens, 24, of Cedar Rapids, IA, in 1:30:05.7, and Alissa Bugh, 25, of Chicago, in 1:30:31.1 There were 644 finishers. There also was a 5K.