Valley runners compete in Seattle road race

A nice-sized group of local runners competed in the big Rock ‘N Roll marathon on Saturday morning in Seattle. Athletes from all over the Valley took part in either a full marathon, or a half-marathon which took runners through much of the city.

Among the top finishers in the half-marathon were a couple of names that should be familiar with local sports fans. The top overall Valley half-marathon finisher, in 10th overall, was Snoqualmie resident Sean Sundwall, the man behind the runsnoqualmie.com website and local race organizer, and also Mount Si High School assistant track and field coach. Sundwall clocked a time of 1 hour, 13 minutes, seven seconds for the half-marathon course. Behind Sundwall by about 35 minutes were the two top finishers from Duvall, Cedarcrest High School cross country stars Amelia Anderson and Diana Carr. Anderson and Carr, both seniors-to-be this fall at CHS, finished about a minute apart; Anderson’s time was 1:47:08, Carr’s 1:48:14.

There were several Valleyites who competed in the full marathon, which in addition to the course in Seattle involved two crossings of the Mercer Island floating bridge and a trip to the island and back. Fall City resident Jeff Radek clocked 3:29:51 to earn the best time among all Valley competitors in that race.

Here’s the top finishers from the Valley for both races, listed by city.

Rock N’Roll Marathon, Seattle, Saturday

1/2 Marathon results
Top locals by city
North Bend-Jessica Graham, 2:00:50
Snoqualmie-Sean Sundwall, 1:13:07 (10th)
Fall City-Tara Woodell, 1:53:50
Carnation-Curtis Pitts, 1:36:00
Duvall-Amelia Anderson, 1:47:08 (Anderson’s Cedarcrest High School teammate Diana Carr 1:48:14, 2nd from Duvall)

Marathon
Top locals by city
North Bend-No entrants
Snoqualmie-Justin Carpenito, 4:16:37
Fall City-Jeff Radek, 3:29:51
Carnation-Angela Krpata, 4:18:25
Duvall-Dave Morgan, 4:31:04

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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