Roche, Erholtz win; Wacker second at Half Marathon Trail Championships in Wisconsin

Official results have not been released yet but on Saturday (29-Sep)  Megan Roche,28, of Boulder ran to to the overall women's title at the 2018 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships held at the Birkie Trail Run Festival in Hayward, WI.  Her time over the all grass/dirt trail run was 1:27:31.  Samantha Lewis of Idaho finished over three minutes later running 1:30:39.  In fourth place was Brandy Erholtz, 41, of Dillon, CO who won the masters 40-44 division running 1:35:54.

In the men's race Andrew Wacker, 30, of Boulder ran to a second place finish as Joseph Gray of Washington won.  Wacker stopped the clock at 1:13:42; just 27 seconds behind Gray.

Additional reports, photo, and other coverage
  • Race report (courtesy of American Trail Running Association)
  • Complete race results (from the Birkie Trail Run Festival)
  • Race photos (courtesy of Mike Scott)
  • USATF Championship results - not available at time this article was posted