Monday, August 03, 2009

Round-Up: Goucher Tops All in Chicago

Kara Goucher should feel pretty confident for her upcoming marathon at the IAAF World Championships. In her tune-up at the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, Goucher was the first runner across the finishing line, topping all the women and all the men in 1:08:05.

The Duluth News-Tribune's Kevin Pates has a story on Goucher's race HERE.

The Chicago Tribune's Phil Hersh talked to Goucher ahead of the race and wrote THIS feature.

Results of the race are HERE.

Goucher is now in Europe -- she flew there shortly after the race -- taking care of final preparations for the August 23 World Championships race in Berlin.

McGregor Endures Another Tough 5000m ... Speaking of Europe, Team USA Minnesota's Katie McGregor ran her second European 5000 meter race in preparation for the 10,000m she'll run at the World Championships in Berlin.

McGregor, who ran 15:52.90 for 8th place at the London Grand Prix a week ago, finished 10th in 16:11.08 and the DN Galen Grand Prix in Stockholm on Friday.

Results of the race are HERE.

Former Prep Stars Highlight HLC ... You could be forgiven if the finish of the Hennepin Lake 10K reminded you of a high school race from 2007.

Former Edina High School stand-out TC Lumbar, now a student at Georgetown University, won the race in 31:04. Former Rosemount star Jordan Carlson, now at Notre Dame, was runner-up in 31:11. In 4th was Tyler King, formerly of Lakeville North, in 32:44.

Mary Palmer won the women's 10K in 37:25.

In the Hennepin Lake Classic 5K, which was the latest stop on the USATF-Minnesota Team Circuit, former Hamline University star Brandon Gleason won the men's race in 15:05. Jenna Boren won the women's division in 17:00.

Complete Hennepin Lake Classic results can be found HERE.


Marta said...

I believe third place was Tom Burke formerly of Edina. I don't know who that name is, but I am virtually certain it was Burke, who I believe now runs for William and Mary.

Charlie said...

I think you're right, Marta.

Another reader mentioned the same thing to us. Makes it even more of a 2007 high school reunion!

-- Charlie