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USA Masters Marathon champions crowned in Twin Cities

10/2/2011
 
MINNEAPOLIS – Multiple champions were crowned Sunday as the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon hosted the Masters Marathon Championships for the 21st consecutive year.
 
Tracy Lokken (Marquette, Mich.) ran 2:24:44 to win his second career USA Masters Marathon title, finishing 21st overall. Malcolm Campbell (Marietta, Ga.) ran 2:25:58 to finish second and Tony Torres (Cedar Glen, Calif.) took third in 2:27:08.
 
In the women’s race, Sheri Piers (Falmouth, Maine) finished eighth overall, running an Olympic Trials “A” qualifying time 2:37:42 to claim the masters title. Susan Empey (Mercer Island, Wash.) and Shannon McHale (West Simsbury, Conn.) took second and third in the masters race running Olympic Trials “B” qualifying times of 2:45:27 and 2:45:48 respectively.
 
The USA Masters Marathon Championships featured $55,000 in prize money with Lokken and Piers earning $7,500 each.
  
For more information on the 2011 USA Masters Marathon Championships visit www.usatf.org.


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