Call it home course advantage as Duluth's Eric Hartmark and Jen Houck won men's and women's divisions, respectively, at the 39th annual Park Point 5-Mile. Houck shattered her own course record by 40 seconds, winning with a time of 27:50. Houck, 26, also broke the course record in last year, running 28:30. The victory was her third consecutive at Park Point.
Hartmark's winning time was 25:16. It was the second victory for Hartmark, 32, who also won in 2007 in a time of 25:17.
Duluth’s Jeremy Polson, a five-time winner and defending champion, finished second in 26:09,. Kelly Mortenson, 39, of St. Paul, finished third in 26:19.
Duluth’s Kathleen Monaghan, 42, placed second in the women's race in 30:24 followed by Duluth’s Marlo McGaver in 32:09.
Net proceeds from the event benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics.