Armstrong’s Kelsey Halvorson was the top female finisher in the women’s half marathon division Sunday at the Kamloops Marathon.
Halvorson, a former standout defenceman with the UBC Thunderbirds women’s hockey team, finished the 21.1-kilometre circuit in one hour, 46 minutes and nine seconds, finishing 10th in the division.
Kelowna’s Karla Stevens finished first in 1:32:11, with Kamloops runners Jennifer Elfenbein (1:33:50) and Leni Reichor (1:39:17) rounding out the top three respectively.
Coldstream’s Rossi Wiltse was 17th overall in 1:50:30, Kath Halvorson was 33rd in 1:59:51, and Vernon’s Liza Allen was 72nd in 2:41:05.
In the men’s half marathon, Merritt’s Hans Aabye, formerly of Vernon, posted a 1:15:32 for the win.
Kristoffer Korol of Vernon was the top North Okanagan runner, clocking a 1:45:36 to finish 30th.
Vernon’s Ryan Haak (2:15:53), Liam Wacey (2:23:52), crossing the finish line with a cartwheel, and Morning Star summer student Andre Lodder (2:26:36), who carbo-loaded with beer the night before, also competed in the men’s division.
In the marathon division, Rick Jenker, the lone local entry, recorded a 4:15:32 to finish 22nd.
Shanda Hill placed 11th in the women’s division with a 4:07:31, and Susan Falkenholt was 21st in 6:22:28.