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Steller, Luginbill among leaders | Whidbey Island Marathon

Coupeville's James Steller and Laura Luginbill led a strong showing by Central Whidbey runners in the four events associated with the Whidbey Island Marathon Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14.

Steller, 36, finished 10th among the men and 13th overall out of 249 in Sunday's marathon in 3:13.34.

Luginbill, 28, placed sixth among the women and 29th overall in 3:34:28.

They were the only Coupeville runners to compete in the 26.2-mile event.

Andre Stone picked up second overall in a field of 164 in Saturday's 5K in 20:44, while Sage Renninger finished fourth among the women and 14th overall in 27:58.

In Sunday's half marathon, Katrina Furness (1:55:49) was the leading Coupeville runner, placing 97th among women and 253rd overall out of 963. Seth Luginbill (1:57:27) was 174th among men and 288th overall.

Joan Chochon (87th, 3:37:30), Sheryl Sato (88th, 3:37.31) and Sue Payton (103rd, 3:48:28) took part in Sunday's half-marathon walk.

Other Coupeville competitors:

Half marathon, men: 230/435 (overall) Benjamin Robinett, 2:07:01; 234/441, Jim Boer, 2:07:23; 297/682, Robert Bishop, 2:21:16; 349/916, Lincoln Kelley, 2:58:04; 351/919, John Eggers, 2:59:40.

Half marathon, women: 116/291, Sarah Chombeau, 1:57:58; 125/305, Suzanne Copenhaver, 1:58:40; 250/501, Maria Hall, 2:11:01; 273/534, Lindsey Helm, 2:12:39; 300/571, Kimberly Robinett, 2:14:52; 310/585, Betsey Brace, 2:15:15; 383/678, Kimberly Chochon, 2:21:06; 547/895, Terri Eggars, 2:52:44; 554/903, Shari Murphy, 2:55:22; 579/930, Carolyn Horning, 3:08:49.

5K, men: 21/29, Phillip Renninger, 31:16; 58/152, Rick Hardcastle, 1:03:53.

5K, women: 9/31, Leslie Vance, 32:01; 42/88, Nora Durand, 42:41; 50/98, Kenia Eck, 44:47; 95/153, Gayle Nixon, 1:03:54.

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