WOMEN'S WINNER BUZE DIRIBE WITH DUSTIN
MEEKER AND DAVID LEPORHO.
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO

Choge, Diribe Cruise to Wins at
Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half

BY CLAY SHAW

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Augustine Choge and Stephen Sambu of Kenya ran together for several miles at the Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon held September 18.  Choge went on to win in 1:03:25 very easily, while Sambu faded to 14th in 1:12:12.  Sambu, training for his first marathon, did place fifth overall at his debut in Chicago.  Scott Smith of Flagstaff,AZ took second in 1:05:03.  Jeffrey Eggleston of Boulder, CO was third in 1:05:19.  Justin Krebs of York, PA. was the top Masters in 1:13:30.

Buze Diribe of Ethiopia won in 1:11:50, Neely Spence-Gracey, a Shippensburg, PA native (now living in Colorado) was second in 1:12:08.  Frances Koons of VA was third in 1:15:31.  Christy Peterson of North Wales, PA was top Masters in 1:26:24.  Warm, humid weather slowed the times on this typically fast course.

 

 CHRISTY PETERSEN ON HER WAY TO
FINISHING AS TOP WOMEN'S MASTERS.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
TOP 20 MEN

1   Augustine Choge               1:03:25
2   Scott Smith                         1:05:03
3   Jeffrey Eggleston                1:05:19
4   Eric Fernandez                   1:05:26
5   Duriel Hardy                       1:06:54
6   Tyler Jermann                     1:07:48
7   Gregory Leak                      1:08:39
8   Graham Tribble                   1:10:12
9   Carlos David Roa                1:11:10
10 Joshua Hibbs                      1:11:20
11 David LePorho                    1:11:50
12 Aghogho Ughwanogho       1:11:53
13 Nick Scarpello                    1:12:05
14 Stephen Sambu                  1:12:12
15 Ryan Root                           1:12:13
16 David Long                         1:12:14
17 Jack St.Marie                      1:12:22
18 Wayne Blas                         1:12:48
19 Dustin Meeker                    1:13:10
20 Ethan Rissell                       1:13:11
21 Justin Krebs (Masters)        1:13:30

 

 NEELY SPENCE-GRACEY HAPPILY HEADS
TO THE FINISH AS SECOND WOMAN.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO

TOP 20 WOMEN

1   Buze Diribe                          1:11:50
2   Neely Spence-Gracey         1:12:08
3   Frances Koons                    1:15:31
4   Nicolette Mateescu              1:18:57
5   Alexandra Bernardi              1:19:00
6   Stephanie Reich                  1:19:59
7   Kerry Allen                          1:20:13
8   Samatha Roecker                 1:20:29
9    Bianca Premont                   1:20:48
10  Carly Shea                          1:20:54
11  Christine Taranto                 1:21:59
12  Karen Roa                           1:22:04
13  Sarahbeth Jones                 1:22:27
14  Frances Loeb                      1:22:38
15  Dawn Grunnagle                 1:22:53
16  Kara Ford                            1:23:37
17  Emma Astrike-Davis           1:24:13
18  Erica Weitz                          1:24:22
19  Emily Dubs                          1:24:26
20  Alison Nolan                        1:24:59
26 Christy Petersen (Masters)  1:26:24

 

 

 YORK, PA'S JUSTIN KREBS, FIRST
MASTERS AT THE PHILLY HALF.
KAREN MITCHELL PHOTO