York's Justin Krebs wins first Spartan Half Marathon

  • York's Justin Krebs won the Spartan Half Marathon by exactly nine minutes.
  • Former York College runner Amanda Lohss was the top female finisher.
  • The event was mostly staffed by York College student-athletes.

York's Justin Krebs raced to an easy victory on Sunday in the inaugural Spartan Half Marathon at York College.

Krebs finished the 13.1-mile event in 1 hour, 16.38 seconds.

Justin Krebs was the top finisher from York County in Monday's 2017 Boston Marathon, crossing the finish line in 2:44:32.

Philadelphia's Amanda Lohss (1:35:01) was the top female finisher.

The event was mostly staffed by York College student-athletes and the race course was held mainly on the York County Heritage Rail Trail.

There were 238 finishers.

Krebs, a fixture on the regional running scene, won by exactly nine minutes.

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Lohss, a former York College runner, won by more than four minutes. Lohss was known as Amanda Parshall during her York College days.

Wellsville's Sam Baum took second among male finishers in 1:25.38, followed by Red Lion's Justin Emmel (1:29.51), Virginia's Tom Burkholder (1:31:40), Dover's Andrew Hartman (1:32:53), New Cumberland's Stephen Foster (1:33:04), New Freedom's Patrick Morrison (1:34:41), York's Ryan Sentz (1:35:24), New Freedom's Tim Groth (1:35:55) and Dallastown's Jared Craig (1:36:27).

Amanda Lohss was the top female finisher in the Spartan Half Marathon on Sunday.

New Oxford's Alyson Groft was the second female finisher in  (1:35:01), followed by New Jersey's Chelsea McCraken (1:43.19), New Jersey's Ellen Hays (1:44:12), York's Amy Hampson (1:44:56), Hummelstown's Natalie Nutt (1:45:04), Maryland's Olivia Schleicher (1:46:05), York's Kelly McKInley (1:46:26), Dover's Kelly Rose (1:46:33) and York's Tiffany Gilbert (1:47:48).