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Posted: September 13, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Lagat, Vickers Run to Victory, Set Course Records

Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth Results

(Duluth, Minn.) Kenya's Haron Lagat won today's 3rd annual Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth. Lagat, 26, broke the four-minute mark -- finishing in a course record 3:59.69. Lagat, who resides in Sante Fe, N.M., claimed the first place prize of $2,000. Kenyan Moses Waweru (4:01) and Kyle Perry of Provo, Utah (4:06) placed second and third in the men's elite field. Duluthian Jeremy Polson placed sixth in 4:07.

Carrie Vickers, 32, of Carbondale, Colo., earned her second straight women's division title, finishing in a new course record 4:41 — seven seconds faster than Kenya's Caroline Rotich. Duluth's Jen Houck placed fifth in 5:01.

A total of 529 people registered for the Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth event which featured four separate divisions ― Minnesota Mile (Elite), Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite), All City Mile (Recreational) and the Verizon Wireless Kids Mile (see top finishers below).

For complete results, visit grandmasmarathon.com or www.onlineraceresults.com.

Grandma's Minnesota Mile Duluth Results -- September 13

Grandma's Minnesota Mile

Male

1) Haron Lagat, 26 -- Kenya (Sante Fe, N.M.) 3:59.69 - $2,000
2) Moses Waweru, 31 -- Kenya (Coon Rapids, MN) 4:01 - $1,250
3) Kyle Perry, 25 -- Provo, Utah 4:06 - $1,000
4) Josephat Keino, 28 -- Kenya (Lubbock, Texas) 4:07 - $750
5) Codie See, 25 - Madison, Wis. 4:07 - $500
6) Jeremy Polson, 31 -- Duluth, Minn. 4:07 - $250

Female
1) Carrie Vickers, 32 -- Carbondale, Colo. 4:41 - $2,000
2) Caroline Rotich, 25 -- Kenya (Sante Fe, N.M.) 4:48 - $1,250
3) Ladia Albertson-Junkan, 23 -- St. Paul, Minn 4:56 - $1,000
4) Denisa Costescu, 33 -- Commerce Township, Mich. 4:58 - $750
5) Jen Houck, 25 -- Duluth, Minn. 5:01 - $500
6) Serena Sullivan, 28 -- Hibbing, Minn. 5:06 - $250

Masters (40 & Over)

Male
1) Jarrow Wahman, 48 -- Duluth, Minn. 4:59 - $500

Female
1) Kelly Keeler Ramacier, 47 -- White Bear Lake, Minn. 5:40 - $500

Duluth Mile -- (Semi-Elite Division)

Male - 1st Place
Erik Kaitala, 37 -- Duluth, Minn. 4:46

Female -- 1st Place
Sarah Chasson, 17 -- Meadowlands, Minn. 5:37

All City Mile (Recreational Division)

Male - 1st Place
Terrence Grimm, 31 -- St. Paul, Minn. 5:28

Female -- 1st Place
Amanda Lepisto, 27 -- Duluth, Minn. 5:53

Verizon Wireless Kids Mile (Ages 8 to 14)

Male - 1st Place
Adam Kangas, 11 -- Cloquet, Minn. 6:25

Female -- 1st Place
Sydnee Vandell, 14 -- Esko, Minn. 6:10


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