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Community Sports: Hamiltons claim Appletree Marathon titles

Half marathon won by woman who ran in Olympic Trials

The Columbian
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Runners at the PeaceHealth Appletree Marathon on Sunday dodged rain showers en route to fast times.

Vincent Hamilton won the Vancouver race by nearly 20 minutes. The former Eastern Washington University runner, 28, finished Sunday’s race in 2 hours, 39 minutes and 19 seconds. The next-fastest runner was Firaoll Abdell in 2:58:52.

Kari Hamilton, 29, crossed the finish line on Officer’s Row in 2:59:16. She held off Xana Bartlett, the fourth-fastest overall finisher in 3:00:32.

The half marathon Sunday was won by Amanda Phillips, a U.S. Olympic Trials competitor. She was the fastest runner in 1:12:43.

Godffrey Rihe Mbihia was the fastest man, finishing in 1:14:53. Joshua Monda, a Vancouver triathlete who has qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, finished second in 1:15:30.

COMMUNITY SCOREBOARD

LOCAL BOWLING LEAGUES

At Bailey’s Tiger Bowl

Sept. 14

Tuesday Tigerettes — Lena Grotting 188-174-139 501.

Tuesday Mixed League — Men: Derek Donohoe 258-193-218 669; Women: Kim Smith 137-223-213 573.

At Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes

Sept. 13

Cosmopolitan — Rob Edwards 244-277-233 754.

RUNNING

PeaceHealth Appletree Marathon

Sunday

Top 10 men’s marathon finishers

1, Vincent Hamilton 2:39:21; 2, Firaoll Abdella 2:58:52; 3, William Houlihan 3:01:20; 4, Shaun Martin 3:02:52; 5, Casey Kemp 3:08:58; 6, Caleb Baybayan 3:09:09; 7, Eric McCormick 3:10:11; 8, Eric Valdes 3:11:38; 9, Kyle McDonald 3:12:44; 10, Ben Melnick 3:14:59.

Top 10 women’s marathon finishers

1, Kari Hamilton 2:59:16; 2, Xana Bartlett 3:00:32; 3, Michelle Hurn 3:18:28: 4, Chloe Pearson 3:27:14; 5, Kailey Sears 3:28:20; 6, Megan Houlihan 3:29:17; 7, Lise Massey 3:46:19; 8, Melanie Weddle 3:46:19; 9, Laura Banks 3:51:13; 10, Amanda Kinzel 3:56:14.

Top 10 men’s half marathon finishers

1, Godffrey Rihe Mbihia 1:14:53; 2, Joshua Monda 1:15:30; 3, Matt Hanson 1:22:43; 4, Jordan Snyder 1:27:33; 5, Napolean Cortez 1:28:57; 6, David Hopper 1:30:05; 7, John Varner 1:31:18: 8, Abe Moland 1:33:13; 9, Jason Schwartz 1:33:34; 10, Levgen Lukash 1:34:16.

Top 10 women’s half marathon finishers

1, Amanda Phillips 1:12:43; 2, Emma Huston 1:17:35; 3, Krista Weaver 1:22:22; 4, Ashley Althaus 1:23:55; 5, Adrian Neal 1:28:43; 6, Melissa Scott 1:29:29; 7, Kathryn Yonge 1:37:03: 8, Kristin Legrand 1:38:03; 9, Angela Sellers 1:40:57; 10, Victoria Paffile 1:42:36.

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