Friday, July 16, 2010

Hartmark, Houck Win Park Point Five Mile

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.

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