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Local runners compete in Gopher to Badger half marathon

Local runners, led by Brian Maul of New Richmond, competed in the annual Gopher to Badger Half Marathon Road Race from Stillwater to Hudson on Saturday.

The overall champion was Tony Meyers of Hudson, who finished the race in 1:13:28. The best overall finish by a female came from Amy Prescott of Minneapolis, who covered the course in 1:28:12.

Maul finished the 13.1-mile course in 1:30.15, earning him third place in the 50-59 age bracket. Steve Peterson of Emerald also was an age bracket award winner. His time of 1:52.29 placed him third in the 60-and-over age group.

Area runners included:

Brian Maul New Richmond 1:30:15 (third, 50-59)

Kenny Boily Roberts 1:32:02

Jonathan Colby Hammond 1:33:22

Joe Kelzer New Richmond 1:34:57

Thomas Skoglund New Richmond 1:36:30

Jeff Johnston Deer Park 1:36:46

Missy Dierks St Paul 1:43:10

Steve Peterson Emerald 1:52:29 (third, 60+)

Abby Delander Roberts 1:55:26

Steph Hoff Somerset 1:57:20

Becki Derrick New Richmond 1:57:51

Katie Suo New Richmond 2:00:42

Brittany Haukom Somerset 2:02:53

Kristin Emerson Hudson 2:09:15

Kevin Morris New Richmond 2:10:17

Glenn Isnardi Roberts 2:10:59

Chasidy Peterson Somerset 2:16:20

Melissa Huber Hudson 2:16:29

Greta Wolf Roberts 2:35:13