Wednesday, April 25, 2012

XC coach Miller among Robie Creek leaders

35th annual 13.1-miler


Wood River High School girls' cross country coach Heather Miller won her age class and finished seven among all 1,140 women completing the 35th annual Race to Robie Creek 13.1-mile half marathon run near Boise in unseasonably warm spring temperatures Saturday, April 21.

Miller, 38, clocked a finishing time of 1.47:00 on a course called "the toughest half marathon in the Northwest." She won the Women's 35-39 age class. The run starts at Fort Boise Community Center and climbs Aldape Summit before descending into Robie Creek north of Boise.

Among the top Wood River Valley and Fairfield runners of the 2,461 finishing Saturday were E.J. Harpham of Bellevue, who won the Women's 55-59 age class in 2.10:14; and Fairfield's Cathy Miller, who podiumed with a third place in Women's 60-64 at 2.35:35.

Fastest men's and women's times were first-time winner Jamey Yanik, 35, of Boise by a full 33 seconds with a 1.21:34 time, and seven-time winner Cori Mooney, 38, of Boise for the women in 1.28:27 (8th overall).

Mooney is a three-time women's winner of The Elephant's Perch 16.5-mile Backcountry Run, and also the course record holder in 1.58:47 in 2003.

Here are other local runners among the 25 from the Wood River Valley and Fairfield at Robie Creek. They are listed by overall finish, with ages, finishing times and class placings:

56—Matt Fredback, 32, 1.44:25 (10th Men 30-34). 78—Heather Miller, 38, 1.47:00 (1st 35-39, 7th woman). 134—Kyle Rafford, 44, 1.53:37 (13th Men 40-44). 185—Mollie Holt, 31, 1.57:29 (4th 30-39, 28th woman).

310—Yvette Hubbard, 46, 2.04:03 (5th 45-49, 59th woman). 313—Tizz Miller, 43, 2.04:09 (10th 40-44, 60th woman). 399—Richard Stark, 54, 2.07:46 (14th Men 50-54).

454—EJ Harpham, 55, 2.10:14 (1st 55-59, 99th woman). 641—Michael Cord, 46, 2.16:05 (35th Men 45-49). 701—Charles Anderson, 58, 2.17:32 (21st Men 55-59). 729—Shanon Christensen, 40, 2.18:40 (29th 40-44, 200th woman).

822—Amy Meierotto, 35, 2.21:06 (46th 35-39, 233rd woman). 975—Kathy Griesmeyer, 25, 2.25:43 (60th 25-29, 293rd woman). 976—Gigi Prior, 53, 2.25:44 (16th 50-54, 294th woman). 1090—Katherine Reeve, 29, 2.29:10 (70th 25-29, 342nd woman).

1293—Cathy Miller, 60, 2.35:35 (3rd 60-64, 443rd woman). 1338—Nicole Kashino, 38, 2.37:13 (86th 35-39, 469th woman). 1403—Carina Buoncristiani, 31, 2.39:24 (114th 30-34, 506th woman). 1461—Courtney Shanahan, 32, 2.41:38.5 (122nd 30-34, 530th woman). 1464—Kurt Ingold, 35, 2.41.38.9 (192nd Men 35-39).

1873—Candice Smith, 35, 2.58:25 (139th 35-39, 744th woman). 2162—Chelsea Tupper, 34, 3.19:37 (203rd 30-34, 930th woman). 2248—Mallam Prior, 52, 3.29:04 (96th Men 50-54). 2297—Kathy Baxandall, 51, 3.37:04 (76th 50-54, 1,026th woman). 2414—Amanda DeHaas, 25, 4.16:50 (177th 25-29, 1,105th woman).




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