Monday, January 19, 2009

Carlson 4th at USA Half Marathon

Former Golden Gopher Andrew Carlson finished 4th in yesterday's USA Half Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Carlson -- who is interviewed post-race by Flotrack below -- clocked a PR 1:02:21.

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Meb Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon, won the race in 1:01:25. Dathan Ritzenhen was runner-up in 1:01:35. Carlson's McMillian Elite teammate Brett Gotcher was 3rd in 1:02:09.

Team USA Minnesota's Antonio Vega was 7th in a PR 1:02:55; Former Stillwater High School star Luke Watson was 12th in 1:03:51; former Gopher Chad Johnson was 21st in 1:05:16,

In women's competition, Team USA Minnesota's Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle finished 7th in 1:12:41. Teammates Meghan Armstrong and Michelle Lilienthal were 16th and 19th in 1:14:57 and 1:15:46, respectively.

Full results can be found HERE.

A comprehensive collection of results' links and highlights from a busy weekend of action can be found in the Short-Cut post below

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