published Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Hexum, Falone win Still Hollow half and other sports news

Gregory Hexum came from Esko, Minn., and blistered the Enterprise South Nature Park course for the Rock/Creek Still Hollow Half Marathon win Saturday morning in 1 hours, 27 minutes, 17 seconds. The 42-year-old veteran of U.S. 10k and Marathon trail championships is sponsored by the Salomon sporting attire and equipment company that helps Rock/Creek sponsor its local trail racing series. Nathan Holland of Ooltewah, who's 29, was second in 1:34:03, and Josh Holloway, 22, of Winterville, Ga., was third in 1:37:09. Jobie Willliams, Steve Baxter, John Wiygul, Brian Costilow and Daniel Wile were fourth through eighth, and women's winner Anne Falcon was ninth in 1:48:02. Marjorie Rockwell and Dee Goodwin were the second and third female finishers in 1:53:50 and 1:55:47. Another Salomon athlete, 33-year-old Tim Takarta of Atlanta, won the accompanying 10-kilometer race in 40:55 with Chattanoogans Fynn Glover, Nathan Helton and Ryan Boucher second through fourth in 42:18, 44:55 and 44:58. Rachel Mason was ninth overall and the women's winner in 49:22, three overall spots ahead of Emily Lasater.

• Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout Lanni Marchant finished 44th in the IAAF World Championships women's marathon Saturday in Moscow, Russia. Marchant, a 2007 UTC graduate representing her native Canada, completed the 26.2 miles in 3 hours, 1 minute, 54 seconds. It was only the fourth marathon for the former Southern Conference female athlete of the year. The race was won by Kenya's Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat in 2:25:44.

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