Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DeYong second among Zeitgeist women

Boise half marathon

Ketchum's Nicole DeYong, known primarily for her cross-country skiing achievements, hung up a second place among 570 women in the Zeitgeist Half Marathon 13.1-mile footrace Saturday, Nov. 5 on a paved and dirt road loop near Boise.

DeYong, 28, was second overall and 24th among all 1,012 finishers with a final time of 1.30:49. The women's winner was Boise's Maike Holthuijzen, 25, in 1.24:17. Men's winner was Bradley Bogdan, 23, of Buffalo, N.Y. with a 1.16:37 time.

Other Wood River and Fairfield runners did well on a challenging course with 1,181 feet of elevation gain. Bellevue's Anne Jeffery, 62, won her age class as did Dana Snell, 16, of Ketchum. Hailey's Jeff Ealey, 49, also earned a podium spot in third place.

In addition, Jennifer Schwartz, 41, of Hailey cracked the top 10 in Masters Women with a seventh place.

Here's a listing of other local runners, starting with overall finish and featuring times and class placings:

24—Nicole DeYong, 28, of Ketchum 1.30:49, 2nd woman, 2nd 25-29. 84—Dana Snell, 16, of Ketchum 1.40:39, 15th woman, 1st Under-19. 90—Jeff Ealey, 49, of Hailey 1.41:22, 3rd Men's 45-49. 113—Cortney Vandenburgh, 34, of Hailey 1.44:20, 21st woman, 6th 30-34. 115—Jennifer Schwartz, 41, of Hailey 1.44:45, 22nd woman, 5th 40-44.

447—Anne Jeffery, 62, of Bellevue 2.04:17, 159th woman, 1st 60-64. 484—Carina Buoncristiani, 30, of Ketchum 2.06:45, 184th woman, 43rd 30-34. 582—Shannon Christensen, 39, of Hailey 2.11:53, 245th woman, 45th 35-39. 608—Cathy Miller, 59, of Fairfield 2.13:39, 263rd woman, 4th 55-59. 675—Nicole Kashino, 37, of Ketchum 2.17:51, 307th woman, 59th 35-39. 705—Mickey Dalin, 47, of Fairfield 2.20:31, 329th woman, 25th 45-49.

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