Wet, snowy weather wasn’t enough to stop Penticton’s Jeff Symonds from claiming first overall at the ninth annual Okanagan College Campus-to-Campus Half Marathon Sunday morning in Kelowna.
Symonds finished the 21.1-kilometre course in one hour, 15 minutes and 42 seconds, more than a minute ahead of runner-up Graham Hood of Kelowna. Rossland’s Dallas Cain was third overall.
Taking the women’s title, and placing fifth overall, was Kelowna’s Keddi-Anne Sherbino (1:21:41).
The top local finisher was Coldstream’s Cameron Egan, who was sixth in 1:24:05. Vernon’s Peter Baumeister (1:24:23) finished seventh, Bill Mah (1:30:53) was 11th, Philip Caruthers (1:32:32) was 16th and Mary Edgar, the top local female finisher, rounded out the top-20 in 1:34:11.
Vernon’s Jennifer Bond (1:35:46), 24th overall, was the third woman to cross the line.
In the 10-km race, Kelowna runners swept the podium in the men’s and women’s divisions.Jonathan Little (37:12), Yannick Letailleur (38:10) and Aurelien Schilles (39:48) finished one-two-three for the men, and Lisa Vinge (45:45), Pascal Li (46:57) and Corinne Wade (47:26) did likewise for the women.
Complete race results are available at www.okanagan.bc.ca/halfmarathon.