Monday, November 19, 2012

Koons & Beamish Post Top-5 Finishes at Rothman 8K

Over 1800 competitors contested the Rothman 8K on the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday, and two former Villanova stars finished in the top five of their respective races. Former Rothman 8K race champion (2009 in 26:34) Frances Koons finished third, covering the 8K distance in 26:29, 47 seconds behind race winner Misiker Demassie of Ethiopia. On the men's side, Hugo Beamish, the former Big East 5000 meter champion, was one of 4 men to break Marcus O'Sullivan's 15 year old course record (23:03). Beamish came 4th in 23:02, 33 seconds behind Kenya's Isaac Korir. Former Villanova trackman Brandon Eck was 63rd in 28:41.

Rothman 8K -- Men
1.  Isaac Korir       KEN   22:29  CR
2.  Samuel Ndereba    KEN   22:47
3.  Scott Smith       USA   22:47
4.  Hugo Beamish      NZL   23:02
5.  Mengistu Nebsi    ETH   23:03

Rothman 8K -- Women
1.  Misiker Demessie  ETH   25:46
2.  Amy Van Alstine   USA   25:59
3.  Frances Koons     USA   26:29
4.  Helen Jemutai     KEN   26:51
5.  Erin Koch         USA   27:18

Full searchable results from the race are HERE.

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