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Cheyenne man wins Platte Valley Companies Marathon; New record in Half Marathon

Cheyenne man wins Platte Valley Companies Marathon; New record in Half Marathon
(left to rightz, WNCC Foundation Board Member Steve Olsen, Marathon winner Dylan Stansbury, Zac Karpf from Title Sponsor Plalley Valley Companies)

A Cheyenne man won the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon Saturday and a Crawford man set a new record in the half marathon as the  sixth annual race was run in beautiful western Nebraska weather.

Adam Cordell won the Marathon in a time of 3:10:08. Lauren Puretz of Colorado Springs was the first woman finisher with a time of 3:23:11, just a couple minutes off the female event record.

 

(WNCC Foundation Board member Steve Olsen and Zac Karpf with Title Sponsor Platte Valley Companies with Marathon women’s division winner Lauren Puretz )

In the Half Marathon there was a record performance. Dylan Stansbury finished in 1:16:49, eclipsing the old mark of local runner Aaron Carrizales by seven seconds. The first woman to cross in the Half Marathon was Nicole Berosek of Bridgeport, with a time of 1:34:52.

The 5k race was won by last year’s champion, Jerrod Berger, with a time of nineteen minutes, while Tiann Colwell of  Sscottsbluff won the women’s title with a time of 25:12.

Over 500 runners participated from across the country and Canada in the fourth and last race organized by WNCC Foundation Director Jennifer Rogers, who is leaving to move to Minnesota. She received a resounding ovation from volunteers and participants when the race was completed at the Five Rocks Amphitheater .

The race is a major fundraiser for the  Foundation, providing scholarship money for  deserving low income and under-served students.

 

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