ST. MICHAELS — Jeffrey Redfern and Nina Zarina set new course records Saturday, Nov. 7, en route to winning their respective divisions at the second annual Historic Drawbridge Half marathon.
Redfern of Washington, D.C. won the men’s title, completing the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 30.88 seconds, outdistancing runner-up Chris McGough (Washington, D.C.) who finished in 1:16:04.92.
Zarina of Arlington, Virginia won the women’s competition with a mark of 1:17:51:51, and was sixth overall. Leah-Kate Atkinson (Newark, Del.) was second in the women’s race with a time of 1:23:23:73.
Centreville’s Kyle Werner was the top local finisher, placing eighth overall in 1:21:50.46. Other area runners finishing in the top 50 were: Brandon Chance (Queenstown, 18th, 1:34:40.68); Michael Hall (Grasonville, 23rd, 1:38:47.69); Kate Loveless (Easton, 24th, 1:36:20.96); Claudio Rodriguez (Denton, 26th, 1:41:38.24); Nathaniel Andrews (Easton, 27th, 1:41:02.24); William Strohm (Tilghman, 31st, 1:41:46.22); Chris Wilde (Grasonville, 34th, 1:47:01.35); Julie Minton (Queenstown, 36th, 1:48:30.12); Alan Pobletts (Easton, 39th, 1:48:19.49); Mitch MacDougall (St. Michaels, 41st, 1:49:19.80); Ashley Chroniger (Royal Oak, 42nd, 1:48:53.28); and Ian Williams (Easton, 45th, 1:52:11.38).
Over 170 runners from as far away as Texas converged on the Wylder Hotel on Tilghman Island. The race began in Tilghman, moved along the shoulder of Route 33 and finished at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.