Pelletier, Jesseman Sweep at Soggy Hartford Marathon






22nd NU Hartford Marathon, Hartford, CT, Saturday,
October 11

Finishers: Marathon, 2,399; Half Marathon, 5,916

Event Records: Marathon, Men, 2:15:35, Abiyot Endale,
2012. Marathon, Women, 2:33:23, Ramilia Burangulova, 2003. Half Marathon, Men,
1:03:36, Benedict Akoi, 1999. Half Marathon, Women, 1:11:18, Kim Smith, 2011

 

 

Much more to appear in the Nov-Dec issue of NER, but for now: The third time was the charm for
women’s winner Erica Jesseman, 25, of Scarborough, ME, and West Greenwich, RI’s
Matt Pelletier, 35. Jesseman won her third title here in 2:41:01 after a Trials
qualifying 2:45:00 debut in 2011 and 2:38:13 showing last year. Pelletier, 35,
placed 3rd in 2012, 2nd last year and took the lead at 41K to post up in
2:17:02 six weeks after running 2:18-flat to win the Reykjavik Marathon in
Iceland. Glastonbury, CT’s Katie Edwards, 32, a mother of three, had her
children waiting by the finish line as she qualified for the Trials with a
runner-up 2:41:58 performance. The men’s half marathon was won by former Iona
ace Harbert Okuti in 1:05:15 after a three-way photo finish. Former George
Washington U. standout Megan Hogan ran down Ethiopia’s Etaferahu Temesgen to
win the women’s race by 12 seconds in 1:12:12.

 

 

Marathon (gun times):

MEN –

 

1. Matt Pelletier, RI, 2:17:02 6000 + 500 (NEF purse*)

2. Gesera Genemo, ETH-DC,2:17:26 2000

3. Michael Wardian, VA, 2:25:57 1000 (top 40+)

4. Tekeste Nurelign, ETH-NY, 2:26:32 750

5. Tilahun Manesho, ETH-DC, 500

6. Brandon Newbould, NH, 2:26:50 250

7. William Sanders, CT, 2:27:18 250 (NEF*)

8. Scott Leslie, MA, 2:27:30 175 (NEF*)             

9. Scott Mindel, CT, 2:27:42

10. Derek Rammelkamp, NY, 2:30:11

*New England’s Finest program purse is separate from
Open. Pelletier received an additional bonus from New England Runner for
bettering the previous top NEF mark of 2:19:34 set by Pelletier in 2012         

 

WOMEN –

 

1. Erica Jesseman, ME, 2:41:01 6000 (NEF*)

2. Katie Edwards, CT, 2:41:58 3,500 (NEF*)

3. Karen Bertasso, NY, 2:45:45 1,750 (NEF*)

4. Denise Sandahl, NH, 2:50:05 1,250 (NEF*)

5. Emily D’Addario, MA, 2:50:23 750 (NEF*)

6. Meghan Lout, VT, 2:52:51 375 (NEF*)

7. Laura Brustolon, MA, 2:55:59 250 (NEF*)

8. Diane Senecal, RI, 2:59:06 1,000(top 40+)

9. Kara Leonard, RI, 2:59:59

10. Megan Papp, CT, 3:00:08

*New England’s Finest program purse is separate from
Open.

 

Half Marathon (gun times):

MEN –

 

1. Harbert Okuti, UGA-NY, 1:05:15 1,000

2. Girma Gebre, ETH-MD, 1:05:15 750

3. Dereje Deme, ETH-DC, 1:05:15 500

4. Jonas Hampton, CT, 1:05:29 450 (NEF*)

5. Tyler Andrews, MA, 1:05:48 250 (NEF*)

6. Jonny Wilson, ME, 1:05:53

7. Zack Schwartz, MA, 1:07:18

8. Eric MacKnight, NY, 1:08:20

9. David Johnson, MA, 1:09:14

10. Paul Matuszak, PA, 1:09:18            

*New England’s Finest program purse is separate from
Open.

 

 

WOMEN –

1. Megan Hogan, NY, 1:12:12 2,000 & 500 (NEF*)

2. Etaferahu Temesgen, ETH-MD, 1:12:20 750

3. Hilary Dionne, MA, 1:14:19 800 (NEF*)

4. Lauren Philbrook, PA, 1:17:20 250

5. Carly Dion, ME, 1:20:26 250 (NEF*)

6. Sybil Shapiro, CT, 1:21:11

7. Courtney Dinnan, CT, 1:21:53

8. Nichol Sherry, CT, 1:22:42

9. Kristina Gracey, 1:22:45

10. Meaghan Hopkins, RI, 1:25:02

*New England’s Finest program purse is separate from
Open. Additonal bonus to Hogan for breaking previous NEF record of 1:15:04 set
by Heather Cappello in 2010.

 

 

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