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Peninsula runners cruise to victories in Zombie Half Marathon

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: October 10
  • Published October 10

Runners from Seward and Soldotna took home victories Saturday in the Zombie Half Marathon at Goose Lake.

Pyper Dixon of Seward was the overall winner in 1 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds. He earned a 50-second victory over Tracen Knopp of Wasilla.

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, who competed in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in February, took the women’s title in 1:18:30 for a 33-second win over runnerup Elizabeth Balsan of Anchorage.

Youngren and Balsan placed fifth and sixth overall in a field of 269 runners, who started the 13.1-mile race in waves of 50.

Women --1. Megan Youngren, Soldotna 1:18:30; 2. Elizabeth Balsan, Anchorage 1:19:03; 3. Julianne Dickerson, Anchorage 1:21:29; 4. Jana Van Stee, Anchorage 1:26:58; 5. Michelle Baxter, Anchorage 1:28:51; 6. Yvonne Jeschke, Anchorage 1:30:13; 7. Heather Edic, Anchorage 1:31:09; 8. Mariah Graham, Anchorage 1:31:32; 9. Riley Burroughs, Anchorage 1:31:58; 10. Kendra Paskvan, Anchorage 1:32:18; 11. Emily Evans, Anchorage 1:32:40; 12. Megan Neale, Anchorage 1:36:20; 13. Lizzy Iandoli Miner, Anchorage 1:36:33; 14. Ruth Cvancara, Anchorage 1:36:58; 15. Erin Jordan, Anchorage 1:37:37; 16. Terina Noteboom, Anchorage 1:38:53; 17. Kristin Riall, Anchorage 1:42:01; 18. Abbi Boucher, Wasilla 1:42:13; 19. Katherine Sind, Anchorage 1:43:04; 20. Gail Taylor, Wasilla 1:44:42; 21. Elizabeth Matthews, Anchorage 1:45:07; 22. Nataya Lee, Anchorage 1:45:53; 23. Lottie Barton, Kenai 1:47:04; 24. Liz Raines, Willow 1:47:07; 25. Rebekah Annett, Anchorage 1:48:41; 26. Karina Packer, Anchorage 1:48:47; 27. Carrie Setian, Anchorage 1:49:08; 28. Marcie Stavich, Anchorage 1:49:39; 29. Eline Cove, Anchorage 1:50:23; 30. Heather Onders, Anchorage 1:51:19; 31. Mindy Hymas, Anchorage 1:53:04; 32. Michelle Cox, Anchorage 1:55:01; 33. Andrea Parker, Guntown 1:55:08; 34. Jenni Dorsey-Spitz, JBER 1:55:42; 35. Aimee O’Neil, Anchorage 1:56:15; 36. Ivy Bowler, Anchorage 1:56:18; 37. Rosemarie McLaughlin, Anchorage 1:56:44; 38. Alexis Anderson, Anchorage 1:57:25; 39. Katharine Curra-Spurger, Anchorage 1:57:45; 40. Teal Stanley, Anchorage 1:58:03; 41. Nancy Meade, Anchorage 1:58:37; 42. Marissa Wachlarowicz, Eagle River 1:58:44; 43. Melissa Schultze, AnchorageAnchoeage 2:01:09; 44. Nancy Wingate, Anchorage 2:01:43; 45. Amanda Wilson, Anchorage 2:01:54; 46. Danielle Owens, Eagle River 2:02:31; 47. Kaitlin Weber, Anchorage 2:04:00; 48. Linda Barnack, Anchorage 2:04:05; 49. Lindsey Knapton, Anchorage 2:04:09; 50. Jen Novobilski, Anchorage 2:04:47; 51. Jamey Bradbury, Anchorage 2:04:58; 52. Aimee Chauvot, Anchorage 2:05:07; 53. Kristi Davis, Anchorage 2:05:17; 54. Jennifer Schmidt, Anchorage 2:05:32; 55. Olivia Summerhill, Anchorage 2:05:55; 56. Teresa Curran, Anchorage 2:06:52; 57. Jenay Mike, Anchorage 2:08:28; 58. Madison Vincent-Lang, Anchorage 2:08:43; 59. Mineko Hummel, Anchorage 2:09:42; 60. Belen Marchant, Anchorage 2:10:42; 61. Kristi Johnson, Anchorage 2:11:44; 62. Chelsea Codd, Anchorage 2:13:05; 63. Jessica Loughlin, Anchorage 2:13:38; 64. Merielle Vania, Anchorage 2:14:14; 65. Maria Anderson, Anchorage 2:14:22; 66. Laurel Foster, Anchorage 2:14:40; 67. Sharyl Toscano, Anchorage 2:14:46; 68. Faith Annett, Anchorage 2:15:14; 69. Ainsley Rinner, Anchorage 2:15:17; 70. Libbey Gionet, Anchorage 2:15:18; 71. Melissa Tholl, Anchorage 2:15:39; 72. Genta Ljena, Anchorage 2:15:44; 73. Reilly Bauer, Eagle River 2:16:02; 74. Kimberly Buskirk, Anchorage 2:16:15; 75. Amy Hollon, Anchorage 2:16:17; 76. Staci Fieser, Palmer 2:16:36; 77. Elizabeth Dickinson, Anchorage 2:17:05; 78. Madeline Warschak, Anchorage 2:17:16; 79. Carleen Schleppenbach-, Anchorage 2:17:17; 80. Vera Hershey, Wasilla 2:17:51; 81. Drea Owens, Eagle River 2:18:09; 82. Ashlynn Goocey, Chugiak 2:18:29; 83. Dawn Anderson, Anchorage 2:18:36; 84. Deanna Beck, Anchorage 2:18:38; 85. Lisa LoSordo-Santo, Anchorage 2:18:40; 86. Maddie Flores, Anchorage 2:19:02; 87. Deann Denter, Eagle River 2:19:06; 88. Mary Kay Sorich, Anchorage 2:19:37; 89. Melissa Sundberg, Anchorage 2:19:38; 90. Jessica Maves, Anchorage 2:19:47; 91. Melinda Rindlisbacher, Wasilla 2:20:16; 92. Alysyn Thibault, Anchorage 2:20:19; 93. Sarah Amundson, Anchorage 2:20:19; 94. Megan Rowland, Wasilla 2:20:34; 95. Sara Sjostrom, Anchorage 2:20:58; 96. KC Zelina, Anchorage 2:21:06; 97. Candi Caravelle, Anchorage 2:21:44; 98. Gabrielle Brugato, Anchorage 2:23:03; 99. Alexandra Post, Anchorage 2:23:35; 100. Megan Lundin, Anchorage 2:24:24; 101. LAURAN MCNAUGHTON, Anchorage 2:24:41; 102. Avigail Curry, Anchorage 2:24:43; 103. Payton Arp, Eagle River 2:25:46; 104. Lena Lafferty, Anchorage 2:25:47; 105. Mandy LaRose, Anchorage 2:26:16; 106. Sharnel Vale, Anchorage 2:26:23; 107. Judi Westfall, Anchorage 2:27:00; 108. Kimberly Westfall, Anchorage 2:27:00; 109. Jessica Jaroma, Anchorage 2:27:02; 110. Jill Sowerwine, Anchorage 2:27:47; 111. Emily Rosser, Palmer 2:28:28; 112. Amanda Sparks, Palmer 2:28:29; 113. Erika Descutner, Anchorage 2:30:31; 114. Holli Card, Anchorage 2:31:21; 115. Kathy Hatton, Anchorage 2:31:37; 116. Merrileigh Boring, Anchorage 2:31:37; 117. Holly Saldivar, Anchorage 2:31:46; 118. Tiah Portelli, Anchorage 2:31:50; 119. Madison Vania, Anchorage 2:31:54; 120. Dana Hampson, Madison 2:32:06; 121. Kelly West, Anchorage 2:32:53; 122. Nicole Kordik, Jber 2:37:31; 123. Sara Aasand, Anchorage 2:39:29; 124. Janine Boyette, ANCHORAGE 2:39:35; 125. Kristine Casteel, Anchorage 2:42:09; 126. Denise Lutton, Anchorage 2:45:11; 127. Katherine Bautista, Anchorage 2:47:56; 128. Leann Stubblefield, Eagle River 2:49:09; 129. Hannah Peterson, Anchorage 2:49:10; 130. Piper Jones, Anchorage 2:49:12; 131. Kate Matheson, Anchorage 2:49:12; 132. Veronica Hoxie, Eagle River 2:50:43; 133. Joan Nelson, Wasilla 2:50:44; 134. Trudi Livermont, Anchorage 2:51:49; 135. LEAH DAVIES, EAGLE RIVER 2:52:31; 136. Kristie Kunder, Anchorage 2:53:45; 137. Jennifer Monegan, Eagle River 2:54:00; 138. Brittany Sutter, Eagle River 2:54:01; 139. Courtney Whitesell, Palmer 2:55:17; 140. Louanne Lum, Anchorage 2:55:36; 141. Sandra Rennard, Anchorage 2:56:53; 142. Julie Wrigley, Anchorage 2:56:54; 143. Rhoda Baines, Anchorage 2:58:50; 144. Kelly Smith, Anchorage 2:59:23; 145. Darci Horner, Anchorage 2:59:25; 146. Amie Condon, Anchorage 2:59:45; 147. Shelly Deano, Eagle River 3:00:20; 148. Hannah Allsup, Anchorage 3:03:33; 149. Lauren Martin, Anchorage 3:03:38; 150. Jolene McDowell, Wasilla 3:11:12; 151. Deborah Lazerson, La Jolla 3:12:41; 152. Jessica Whitesell, Palmer 3:13:38; 153. Clarissa Gangwer, Palmer 3:13:39; 154. Judith Farley, Eagle River 3:15:36; 155. Heather Runge, Anchorage 3:16:00; 156. Judy Krier, Chugiak 3:20:08; 157. Leslie Rabang, Anchorage 3:29:41; 158. Shawn Cornelius, Anchorage 3:29:44; 159. Jenna Miller, Anchorage 3:32:33; 160. Karen Gonne-Harrell, Anchorage 3:46:05; 161. Wendy Estrada, Anchorage 4:00:36; 162. Alison Willis, Anchorage 4:05:55; 163. Britain Willis, Anchorage 4:05:56; 164. Holly Rinehart, Anchorage 4:05:56; 165. Sarah Galloway, Anchorage 4:15:07; 166. Kaitlyn Holbert, Anchorage 4:15:09; 167. Victoria Kobelnyk, Eagle River 4:18:32; 168. Julie Veerman, Anchorage 4:18:38; 169. Kimberly Shillinger, Anchorage 4:18:43; 170. Katie Schulz, Anchorage 4:18:43.

Men -- 1. Pyper Dixon, Seward 1:13:41; 2. Tracen Knopp, Wasilla 1:14:31; 3. Corbyn Jahn, Anchorage 1:16:19; 4. Ryan Cox, Anchorage 1:16:33; 5. Kenny Regan, Seward 1:23:24; 6. Jose Gross, Talkeetna 1:25:27; 7. Joshua Taylor, Wasilla 1:27:13; 8. Joe Davis, Eagle River 1:28:57; 9. Eric Roggow, Jber 1:29:19; 10. Zach Williams, Anchorage 1:31:08; 11. Brian Buschelman, Eagle River 1:31:37; 12. Connor Priest, Anchorage 1:32:02; 13. Hans Karlberg, Anchorage 1:33:32; 14. Nicholas Williamson, Anchorage 1:33:37; 15. Thomas Nenahlo, Anchorage 1:34:00; 16. Adam Winner, Anchorage 1:34:25; 17. Eric Benbrooks, JBER 1:35:03; 18. Karsten Hymas, Anchorage 1:35:25; 19. James Comer, Eagle River 1:35:34; 20. Kelley Maves, Anchorage 1:36:02; 21. Roman Gross, Talkeetna 1:37:06; 22. Steve Neilson, Anchorage 1:38:23; 23. Brad Hillwig, Anchorage 1:38:26; 24. Rob Annett, Anchorage 1:38:35; 25. Jack Cornell, Jber 1:39:07; 26. Ron Cheshire, Anchorage 1:39:56; 27. Daryll Vispo, Anchorage 1:40:23; 28. Ryan Stanley, Anchorage 1:40:27; 29. Shawn Lee, Anchorage 1:40:39; 30. Parker Osborn, Anchorage 1:40:46; 31. Stuart Gusti, Eagle River 1:41:10; 32. James Sowerwine, Anchorage 1:41:22; 33. Dakoda Wholly, Jber 1:41:40; 34. Francisco Pastrana, San Luis Potos 1:42:11; 35. Josef Gross, Talkeetna 1:42:15; 36. Lucas Soden, Anchorage 1:42:17; 37. Nathaniel Sandback, Chugiak 1:43:05; 38. Todd Parrish, Anchorage 1:43:13; 39. David Owens, Eagle River 1:43:54; 40. Ely Hawes, Girdwood 1:44:54; 41. Ashton Lee, Anchorage 1:44:54; 42. Geremy Clarion, Portland 1:44:56; 43. Bill Grether, Anchorage 1:45:09; 44. Brian Pekar, Girdwood 1:45:30; 45. Dean Denter, Eagle River 1:46:07; 46. Aaron Ramirez, Anchorage 1:47:01; 47. Tracy Marchant, Anchorage 1:47:04; 48. Greg MacDonald, Anchorage 1:47:58; 49. Andrew Stavich, Anchorage 1:49:37; 50. Bruce Davison, Anchorage 1:49:48; 51. LARRY NICKELL, Wasilla 1:49:49; 52. Daniel Crumpacker, Anchorage 1:50:04; 53. Micheal Loughlin, Anchorage 1:50:45; 54. Nathan Carstens, Anchorage 1:51:09; 55. John McDougall, Eagle River 1:51:45; 56. Justin Meyring, Anchorage 1:53:37; 57. Nathan Gold, Wasilla 1:53:56; 58. Steve Noble, Anchorage 1:54:01; 59. Joshua Lee, Anchorage 1:54:44; 60. Weston Nash, Anchorage 1:55:27; 61. Brendan Dorsey-Spitz, JBER 1:55:43; 62. Scott Jensen, Anchorage 1:55:47; 63. Daniel Woods, Anchorage 1:56:00; 64. Westen Curry, Anchorage 1:56:35; 65. Matt Setian, Anchorage 1:56:44; 66. Rhyss Vivian, Anchorage 1:56:53; 67. STEPHEN CROOK, Anchorage 1:57:25; 68. Andrew Phillips, Anchorage 1:58:18; 69. Michael McGovern, Eagle River 1:58:26; 70. Colton Smither, Anchorage 1:58:46; 71. Stan Bennion, Anchorage 1:58:55; 72. Henry Sanchez, Jber 2:02:50; 73. Juan Nanez, Anchoragea 2:05:26; 74. Sam Summerhill, Anchorage 2:05:55; 75. Mason Card, Anchorage 2:07:42; 76. Shannon Clem, Anchorage 2:07:52; 77. Douglas Cannon, Anchorage 2:07:55; 78. Thomas Donaldson, Anchorage 2:07:58; 79. Stewart Bautista, Anchorage 2:08:05; 80. Brian Baus, Anchorage 2:08:19; 81. ANTHONY KOHLER, Anchorage 2:11:48; 82. Eric Wuttke, Anchorage 2:13:38; 83. Eric Thompson, Anchorage 2:13:39; 84. Frank Thomson, Anchorage 2:15:41; 85. Bryan Meshke, Anchorage 2:15:55; 86. Seth Vision, Jber 2:16:37; 87. Jacob Jenkins, Jber 2:16:39; 88. Austin Sayer, Eagle River 2:16:46; 89. ERIC BABASA, Anchorage 2:17:49; 90. Louden Greiner, Homer 2:29:07; 91. Tyler Green, Jber 2:32:50; 92. Jacob Smith, Anchorage 2:33:19; 93. Norman Rindlisbacher, Wasilla 2:39:54; 94. Dallin Rindlisbacher, Wasilla 2:43:12; 95. Neale Sheneman III, Anchorage 2:43:56; 96. Philip Giorgione, Anchorage 2:47:19; 97. Stephen Peterson, Anchorage 2:49:11; 98. Bill Kane, Anchorage 3:34:49; 99. Joseph Estrada, Anchorage 4:00:36

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