Craig stays in step for Steamboat Marathon
Half-marathon: Todd Trapp 10th, Carter Severson 2nd in age group
The running of the 35th annual Steamboat Springs Marathon took place Sunday, and among the harriers from across the country who took part in the tradition were a number of neighbors to the west.
Craig runners had good showings in the event’s three races, which included the full 26.2 miles, the half-marathon and the 10-kilometer.
Charlie and Brian Coates were the lone Craig athletes to compete in the full marathon, a field of 229 people, crossing the finish line one after another, Charlie one step ahead at 5 hours, 12 minutes, 20 seconds, the 27-year-old placing 192nd overall, 95th among all women and 19th for women ages 25 to 29.
Brian Coates, 28, clocked in at 5:12:21, 98th for all men and 14th among his age group.
In the half-marathon, Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School teacher Todd Trapp had the top time among Craig striders, the track and field and cross country coach a regular in the 13.1-mile contest, this time placing 10th overall, ninth among all male runners and third for men 35 to 39 with a time of 1:31:25. teacher Todd Trapp had the top time among Craig striders, the track and field and cross country coach a regular in the 13.1-mile contest, this time placing 10th overall, ninth among all male runners and third for men 35 to 39 with a time of 1:31:25.
Moffat County High School teacher Todd Trapp had the top time among Craig striders, the track and field and cross country coach a regular in the 13.1-mile contest, this time placing 10th overall, ninth among all male runners and third for men 35 to 39 with a time of 1:31:25.
Trapp has finished within the top three multiple times in past years, but he was only two minutes ahead of one of his athletes, track and cross country runner Carter Severson, who, at 1:33.59, was 16th in the half-marathon.
The 16-year-old, an incoming sophomore at MCHS who competed at state in both sports in his freshman year, also was the second-fastest male runner under 19.
Other Craig community members who completed the half-marathon — which had a turnout of 947 — were Trini Loya, David and Jennifer Pressgrove, Sandy Buckner, Mark Buchanan, Samuel Serniak, Katie Haskins and Michael Tucci.
The 10K — 6.2 miles — also featured a handful of Craigites, with Connor Scranton taking the best time among them. The 17-year-old, who will be an MCHS senior this fall competing in track, cross country and football, finished 16th at 43:59, eighth for males under 19.
Following were Jimmy Mattern and Amy Knights with respective times of 51:38 and 57:19 to end the day 52nd and 199th overall, each fifth in the their age divisions.
The race was rounded out by Eliza Yarbrough, Melisa Pearcey, Jennifer Mattern, Jennifer Armetta and Valerie Kamzalow.
For a full list of results, visit http://www.steamboatchamber.com/events-activities/marathon-results/http://www.steamboatchamber.com/events-activities/marathon-results/..
35th annual Steamboat Springs Marathon — Craig results
Runner — Time, Overall Place/Age Division PlaceRunner — Time, Overall Place/Age Division Place
Runner — Time, Overall Place/Age Division Place
Charlie Coates — 5:12:20, 192/19
Brian Coates — 5:12:21, 193/14
Todd Trapp — 1:31:25, 10/3
Carter Severson — 1:33.59, 16/2
Trini Loya — 1:38:39, 30, 30/8
David Pressgrove — 1:40:59, 42/7
Jennifer Pressgrove — 1:45:52, 67/5
Sandy Buckner — 1:59:46, 283/9
Mark Buchanan — 2:00:09, 288/16
Samuel Serniak — 2:08:21, 417/11
Katie Haskins — 2:31:57, 730/96
Michael Tucci — 2:35.18, 765/31
Connor Scranton — 43:59, 16/8
Jimmy Mattern — 51:38, 52/5
Amy Knights — 57:19, 119/5
Eliza Yarbrough — 1:02:42, 189/13
Melisa Pearcey — 1:06:12, 235/23
Jennifer Mattern — 1:16:14, 335/37
Jennifer Armetta — 1:26:53, 381/30
Valerie Kamzalow — 1:26:58, 382/31
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