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Another quick, cold run at Vancouver Lake Half Marathon

Alex Cameron of Portland wins in 1:07:11

By , Columbian sports staff

The question was posted on the Clark County Running Club’s Facebook page:

“Is the Vancouver Lake Half still happening on Sunday?”

The first response:

“Yes. Why would it not?”

It might have been a typical cold, damp February Sunday, but yes, the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon — put on by the Clark County Running Club — went on with a full field of runners at Vancouver Lake Regional Park.

Alex Cameron, 36, of Portland, was the overall winner of the half marathon with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds. He broke the winning mark of 1:07:42 ran last year, which was the fastest finish since 2000.

Only two other years — 2003 and 2000 — had a runner finished under 1:08 according to the CCRC’s records of past results.

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Runners start the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon on Sunday morning, February 24, 2019.
2019 Vancouver Lake Half Marathon Photo Gallery

There was a tight pack for second through fourth place. Derek Wehunt, 28, of Portland was second (1:08:27), followed by Gilberty Grundy, 29, of Portland (1:08:32) and Jesse Joseph, 23, of Portland (1:08:38).

The top Clark County finisher was Evan Price, 27, of Vancouver in 1:13:16.

Amy Vantassel of Portland was the women’s winner of the half marathon with a time of 1:27:35, which was 36th overall out of the 267 total finishers.

Kristina Lachenmeier of Camas was the top Clark County women’s finisher coming in third (44th overall) in 1:29:02.


Complete race results can be found here —

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