Records set at Spartan Half Marathon on Sunday in York


A pair of course records were set Sunday during the 2017 running of the Spartan Half Marathon.

Alexander Hampel, of Middletown, Delaware, was the overall winner. The 24-year-old men’s champion crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 15 seconds.

The top finishers at the Spartan Half Marathon were: Alyssa Kennedy (women's winner), Dover's Emily Dubs (women's runner-up), Fred Joslyn (men's runner-up) and Alexander Hampel (men's winner).

Fred Joslyn, of Mount Holly Springs, was second in 1:12:30. Harrisburg’s Zach Mains took third in 1:12:34, York’s Matt Herring was fourth in 1:12:55 and York College cross country and track and field coach Stephen LoBianco was fifth in 1:14:05.

Reigning champion Justin Krebs, 42, of York, was sixth in 1:16.28, but was first in the masters division. Krebs was gearing up for April 17 when he’ll run in the Boston Marathon.

Women’s champion Alyssa Kennedy, 24, of Lancaster, placed eighth overall with a new women’s course-record time of 1:26.10. Second-place finisher Emily Dubs, of Dover, crossed in 1:27:02, which also bested the old mark.

Hanover’s Janet Gass finished third in 1:35:50, while Fawn Grove’s Cara Mattlin was fourth in 1:39:19 and Hummelstown’s Holly Bohensky, 42, was fifth overall in 1:39:31 and first in the masters division.

In another item of note, the 24-year-old McMaster twins, Cari, of Montgomeryville, and Codi, of York, finished together, hand in hand, at 1:45:00, good for seventh and eighth place.

The 24-year-old McMaster twins finish hand in hand Sunday in the Spartan Half Marathon. Cari, right, is from Montgomeryville and Codi, left, is from York. They had a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes, finishing in seventh and eighth among the female finishers.

The 13.1-mile race benefited York College athletics. More than 300 runners entered the second running of the Spartan Half Marathon this year, with 255 of them finishing the 13.1-mile event, held mostly on the York County Heritage Rail Trail.



1. Alexander Hampel, 24, Middletown, DE, 1:11:15; 2. Fred Joslyn, 33, Mt Holly Springs PA, 1:12:30; 3. Zach Mains, 25, Harrisburg, PA, 1:12:34; 4. Matt Herring, 27, York, 1:12:55; 5. Stephen LoBianco, 32, York, 1:14:05; 6. Justin Krebs, 42, York, 1:16:28; 7. Joe Klinedinst, 40, York, 1:20:49; 8. Tom Burkholder, 33, Haymarket, VA, 1:24:57; 9. Dan May, 34, York, 1:26:56; 10. Andrew Harlmon, 38, Dover, PA, 1:30:04.


1. Alyssa Kennedy, 24, Lancaster, 1:26:10; 2. Emily Dubs, 28, Dover, PA, 1:27:02; 3. Janet Gass, 33, Hanover, 1:35:50; 4. Cara Mattlin, 35, Fawn Grove, 1:39:19; 5. Holly Bohensky, 42, Hummelstown, 1:39:31; 6. Jennifer Buffington, 32, Glenville, PA, 1:40:47; 7. Cari McMaster, 24, Montgomeryville, PA, 1:45:00; 8. Codi McMaster, 24, York,1:45:00; 9. Andrea Dragoni, 24, Hoboken, NJ, 1:45:51; 10. Natalie Nutt, 42, Hummelstown, 1:48:07.