Golding, Frazier capture windy Whidbey Marathon

Wyatt Golding of Seattle nears the finish line in his win in the 10th Annual Whidbey Island Marathon Sunday.  - Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times
Wyatt Golding of Seattle nears the finish line in his win in the 10th Annual Whidbey Island Marathon Sunday.
— image credit: Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times

Wyatt Golding of Seattle and Amy Frazier of East Amherst, N.Y., battled cold weather, high winds and 185 other runners to win the 10th Annual Whidbey Island Marathon Sunday, April 10.

Oak Harbor's Andrew Wyman (1:15:34) and Carre Joyce-Heineck (1:21:25) of Portland placed first among the 1,141 who finished the half marathon, and Jeffery Graves and Emily Breck, both of Oak Harbor, took top honors in Saturday's 5K run of 213 runners.

Golding captured the marathon in 2:52:05, 11 minutes ahead of Adam Read of Seattle.

Aaron Johnson was the top Oak Harbor runner, grabbing seventh overall in 3:16:06.

Coupeville's Dale Folkestad, the only runner to have competed in all 10 Whidbey Marathons, finished 50th in 3:57:06.

Frazier, who finished fifth overall, ran a 3:12.17 to finish ahead of the second-place female, Rochelle Long of Everett, by nearly 11 minutes.

Debbie Gallo of Oak Harbor was the top local female runner, finishing 93rd overall and 31st among the women in 4:21:06.

Golding and Frazier received $1,000 for their wins, while Wyman and Joyce-Heinick were awarded $500.

Alicia Underwood was the top local female finisher in the half marathon, crossing 105th in 1:42:24.

Marathon results:

Top five men overall: 1, Golding, 2:52:05; 2, Read, 3:03:20; 3, Daniel Martin, Bellingham, 3:04:15; 4, John Hankins, Mansfield Center, Conn., 3:11.24; 5, Ron Wooding, Battle Ground, 3:13.52.

Top five women overall: 1, Frazier, 3:12:17; 2, Long, 3:23:13; 3, Catherine Trainor, Seattle, 3:35:19; 4, Diana Robinson, Bellingham, 3:38.28; 5, Kyleen Radford, Shoreline, 3:45:16.

Top five local men: 7, Johnson, 3:16:06; 15, Anthony Cortese, Oak Harbor, 3:28:31; 25, Jason Barron, Oak Harbor, 3:39:33; 26, Nicholas Hair, Oak Harbor, 3:40:09; 31, Ryan Hatfield, Oak Harbor, 3:42:25.

Top five local women: 93, Gallo, 4:21:06; 126, Sarah McComb, 4:41:26; 141, Aimee Bishop, Coupeville, 4:50:56; 142, Joline Levine, Coupeville, 4:51:15; 167, Christina Brady, Oak Harbor, 5:24:11.

Half marathon results:

Top five men overall: 1, Wyman, 1:15:34; 2, Casey Barten, Snohomish, 1:17:50; 3, Justin Craig, Seattle, 1:18:16; 4, Greg Wittendorg, Seattle, 1:18:31; 5, Jacob Koopmans, Everett, 1:18:32.

Top five women overall: 1, Joyce-Heinick, 1:21:25; 2, Kristi Houk, Port Orchard, 1:24:55; 3, Jodi Suter, Spokane, 1:25:24; 4, Tanja Glujic-White, Portland, 1:26:15; 5, Keely Barten, Snohomish, 1:27.

Top five local men: 1, Wyman, 1:15:34; 9, Frank Jacques, Langley, 2:21:35, 11, James Steller, Coupeville, 1:24:32; 15, Jason Hynd, Oak Harbor, 1:26:14; 17, Kevin Ahler, Oak Harbor, 1:26:23.

Top five local females: 105, Underwood, 1:42:24; 132, Christina Bromme, Oak Harbor, 1:45:16; 207, Rachelle Jensen, Oak Harbor, 1:51:30; 233, Amanda Burke, Oak Harbor, 1:52:51; 236, Marissa Evans, Oak Harbor, 1:52:57.

5K results:

Top five men overall: 1, Graves, 19:12; 2, Ramon Villaverde, Freeland, 19:40; 3, Robert Bondurant, Chimacum, 19:48; 4, Mauricio Calderon, Snohomish, 21:17; Blake Koszarek, Clinton, 21:22.

Top five women overall: 1, Breck, 22:03; 2, Nikki Kirchauser, Clinton, 22:58; 3, Tara Thomas, Oak Harbor, 26:03; 4, Trina Collie, Vancouver, 26:17; 5, Emily Shields, Kirkland, 26:31.

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