Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Herbst-Lucke Defends Peachtree Masters Title

Stephanie Herbst-Lucke, the Chaska High School grad who was inducted into the Minnesota Track and Field Hall of Fame last fall, defended her Peachtree Road Race women's masters title on Monday with a 33:29 clocking over the 10K course.

Herbst-Lucke, 44, a Georgia resident, was the 10th-place women's finisher in the race overall and the second American runner to cross the finish line.

Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia won the race in 31:23. Adriana Nelson was the top American, 6th in 32:49. Former Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon runner-up Colleen De Rueck was the 2nd-place masters woman in 34:29.

The Buckhead Patch ran a nice feature on Herbst-Lucke, HERE, ahead of the race.

You can reread DtB's story on Herbst-Lucke's Hall of Fame induction HERE.

Find complete Peachtree results HERE.

USA Men's Championships ... Peachtree also served as the USA Men's 10K Championship. Team USA Minnesota's Josh Moen finished 11th in the championship in 29:20. Teammate Andrew Carlson was 21st in 30:16.

Ben True won the USA Championship race in 28:28, good for 5th-place overall behind winner Sammy Kitwara of Kenya who ran 28:05.

Find USA Championship results HERE.

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