Syracuse runner wins Wild Half

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WILDWOOD – Marlton’s Shawn Wilson was the overall winner of the Wild Half half marathon race held in the Wildwoods Sunday morning.

Wilson, 19, a Cherokee High School graduate who recently completed his freshman season with the cross country and track teams at Syracuse University, finished the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 25.2 seconds to beat the field by almost seven minutes.

The Wild Half began and finished near the Wildwoods Convention Center and traveled through parts of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.

James Driscoll, 23, of Ambler, Pa., placed second in 1:18:18.1 and Steven Lange, 22, of Stanhope, finished third in 1:18:36.8. Rounding out the top five were Jeremy Smith, 37, of Elmer, in fourth place in 1:19:28.4 and James Warrenfeltz, 32, of Allentown, Pa., in fifth in 1:19:35.7.

Michael Mader, 44, of Cape May, was the top local finisher. He placed seventh overall in 1:22:02.0.

Ashley Zimmer, 29, of Philadelphia was the top female finisher. She recorded a time of 1:25:20.6, which was good for 14th overall and was nearly four minutes better than the second-place female.

Marmora’s Jamie Olek, 34, was the second female finisher in 1:29:15.4 and Sarah Robertson, 30, of Philadelphia, was the third female finisher in 1:29:34.1.

Ginny Roma, 32, of Cape May Court House and the head girls basketball coach at the Cape May County Technical High School, was the top local female finisher 1:35:33.9. She was seventh among female participants.

A total of 1,632 people finished the Wild Half.

Kellyann Scully, 21, of Verona, was the winner and top female finisher of the event’s accompanying 8K race, posting a time of 33:55.08. Lindsay Muchorski, 27, of Bensalem, Pa., was second overall in 35:07.6.

In third place in the 8K race, and first among male runners, was Ryan Behre, 15, of Flemington, in 35:29.7. He was followed by Jay Epperly, 16 of Jackson, in 35:53.5 for fourth place. Jim Yost, 52, of Cape May Court House, was fifth overall and the first local finisher of the 8K race in 36:03.6.

Six hundred thirty-eight people finished the Wild Half’s 8K race.

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