Johnston, Curtis lead local runners in 2012 Whidbey Marathon
By JIM WALLER
South Whidbey Record News-Times Sports Editor
April 16, 2012 · Updated 3:05 PM
Langley's Stacie Prater, the lone South Whidbey representative in the 11th annual Whidbey Island Marathon, placed 84th in the 26-mile race Sunday, April 15.
Tahome Khalsa of Seattle and Kristen Carter of Bellingham captured the men's and women's divisions on a cool, partly cloudy morning.
Prater covered the course in 5:20:10. Khalsa won in 2:40:15, and Carter, first among the women and sixth overall, ran 3:01:31.
In the half marathon, Clinton's Chris Deforest (1:43:32) placed 73rd among the men and Brenda Deforest (1:57:25) finished 101st among the women to lead South Whidbey runners.
Joseph Gray of Newcastle, Wash., (1:09:25) and Kristi Houk of Port Orchard (1:25) took the half marathon titles.
Other South Whidbey men running the half marathon were Johnathan Kassik (Langley, 234th, 2:03:59), Michael Lodell (Freeland, 257th, 2:07:55), Hugh Devlin (Clinton, 303rd, 2:18:42) and Steve Zarifis (Freeland, 315th, 2:20:58).
On the women's side, South Whidbey runners included Marti Murphy (Langley, 141st, 2:01:22), Cristi Hughes (Greenbank, 218th, 2:07:34) and Tammy Caveness (Freeland, 494th, 2:33:03).
In the half marathon walk, Clinton's Julie Raulerson and Heather Saxton finished 78th and 79th (3:33:53).
Ramon Villaverde of Freeland finished fifth in the 5K race (20:03).
Other South Whidbey males competing in the 5K were Tim Tullare (Freeland, 13th, 24:14), Ian Maddox (Clinton, 16th, 24:45), Brian Maddox (Clinton, 17th, 24:50), Samuel Martin (Freeland, 20th, 25:33), Michael Maddux (Clinton, 40th, 28:58) and Peter Dixon (Clinton, 69th, 48:23).
In the women's race were Patricia Maddux (Clinton, 36th, 33), Robin King (Greenbank, 68th, 41:33) and Eva Villarreal (Clinton, 85th, 48:22).
The finish lines for the races were in Oak Harbor, and the North end of Whidbey Island was well represented. Following are the top finishers among North Whidbey runners:
Marathon, top five males: 12, Mike Johnston, Oak Harbor, 3:27:20; 16, Michael Shaffer, Coupeville, 3:38:42; 34, Johnathan Fredrick, Oak Harbor, 3:52:13; 46, Mark Hodio, Oak Harbor, 3:55:35; 63, Jim Reynolds, Oak Harbor, 4:10:19.
Marathon, top five females: 14, Kimberly Curtis, Oak Harbor, 3:53:57; 27, Tabitha Woodard, Oak Harbor, 4:13:44; 48, Laura Martinez, Oak Harbor, 4:34:53; 61, Nicola Thrailkill, 4:51:24; 77, Irais Reyes, Coupeville, 5:12:53.
Half marathon, top five males: 6, Andy Wyman, Oak Harbor, 1:19:19; 9, James Steller, Coupeville, 1:22:48; 29, Greg Goebel, Oak Harbor, 1:37:15; 31, Matthew Poggie, Oak Harbor, 1:37:25; 39, Chad Vetter, Oak Harbor, 1:39:15.
Half marathon, top five local females: 5, Maryann Duhrkopf, Oak Harbor, 1:37:41; 7, Sarah McGrath, Oak Harbor, 1:38:44; 22, Melissa Evans, Oak Harbor, 1:43:19; 23, Claire Trepanier, Oak Harbor, 1:44:18; 25, Victor Serna, Oak Harbor, 1:45:03.
Walkers, half marathon, top males: 6, Craig Lokkins, Oak Harbor, 3:23:51; 7, Henry Vasquez, Oak Harbor, 3:23:52; 13, Lyle Zimmerman, Oak Harbor, 3:58:28; 15, James Zimmerman, 4:01:53.
Walkers, half marathon, top five females: 2, Deborah Haun, Oak Harbor, 2:26:46; 3, Jennifer Gruenwald, Oak Harbor, 2:36:06; 6, Tammy Olander, Oak Harbor, 2:47:37; 12, Cathy Dickerson, Oak Harbor, 2:59:28; 14, Terri Fisher, Oak Harbor, 3:02:31.
5K, top five males: 3, Logan Clark, Oak Harbor, 18:06; 4, Tony Moralez, 19:25; 11, David Rosenfelder, Oak Harbor, 22:45; 12, Guillermo Tinoco, Oak Harbor, 22:51; 15, Todd Baier, Oak Harbor, 24:25.
5K, top five females: 6, Michele Renninger, Coupeville, 25:28; 8, Elizabeth Brooks, Oak Harbor, 26:33; 14, Rachel Margraf, Oak Harbor, 27:51; 16, Angeline Fox, Oak Harbor, 28:10; 21, Bethel Romero, Oak Harobr, 28:53.