Half marathon draws big field

First-place female finisher Sheila Croft crosses the finish line with a time of 1:22:55.

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Photo by Will Parson

More than 6,000 runners finished the La Jolla Half Marathon last weekend, but it was Palmdale’s Sergio Reyes who scorched the field.

Reyes, 29, completed the 13.2-mile race in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 44 seconds — a five-minute mile pace.

Escondido’s Nazario Romero placed second with a time of 1:10:25, while San Marcos’ Sergio Gonzalez came in third with a time of 1:11:07.

For the women, the field was paced by Sheila Croft, a 36-year-old from Redman, Wash. Croft turned in a time of 1:22:55. Right behind her was Carlsbad’s Johanna Bonfiglio (1:23:55) and San Diego’s Jessica Goertz (1:25:41).

The top finisher from La Jolla was Brian Lubeck, who placed 22nd overall with a time of 1:23:51. La Jollans Benjamin Bradshaw (25th), Andris Hodosy (26th) and Matthew Clifford (31st) all finished in the top 50.

For complete results, go to: www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

Here’s the top ten finishers for the men and women’s divisions:


1. Sergio Reyes, 1:06:44

2. Nazario Romero, 1:10:25

3. Sergio Gonzalez, 1:11:07

4. Justin Patananan, 1:14:55

5. Nathan Twomey, 1:19:52

6. Max Lawler, 1:20:19

7. Bryce Williams, 1:20:34

8. Matt Tobey, 1:20:37

9. Cristian Cortes, 1:21:20

10. Kevin Kleinhenz, 1:21:41


1. Sheila Croft, 1:22:55

2. Johanna Bonfiglio, 1:23:55

3. Jessica Goertz, 1:25:41

4. Julie Brekke, 1:27:56

5. Bonnie Axman, 1:28:36

6. Molly Krebs, 1:31:55

7. Renee Payne, 1:35:55

8. Lynda Umsted, 1:35:03

9. Heidi Armstrong, 1:35:33

10. Suzanne Morris, 1:35:41

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