ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A Northampton High School alum won the men's division of the St. Luke's Half Marathon in Allentown Sunday, while the women's winner had a baby just six months ago.

Bath native Tyler McCandless won his second St. Luke's Half Marathon in 1:09:22.

Heidi Peoples of Scranton won the women's race in 1:17:47.

A grand total of 3,217 runners completed the 13.1 mile race. Conditions were ideal, with temperatures in the low 40s at the start of the race that warmed gradually, under sunny skies and low humidity.

McCandless won the race in 2008. He's a former All-American at Penn State. He was part of a lead pack of four runners that included the 2009 and 2010 winners.

“We had a great pack of four and at about 10 and a half miles I decide to go all in and was able to pull away and come away with a win on this gorgeous day,” said McCandless, 25, who lives and trains in Boulder, Colo.

“When I won in 2008, I just took (the race) from the gun; I was a naïve road racer and not afraid of the half marathon. I thought I’d use a little more patience this year. The time was a little bit slower (than 1:07:25 in 2008), and when you’re a little more patient on this course, you can’t get the time back because the last couple of miles are tough.”

Peoples built on a 30-second lead over the second place finisher and increased it throughout the race.

The 32-year-old is a two-time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.

She admitted patience was not a virtue in her wire-to-wire victory.

“I don’t have a lot of patience, it’s not my personality,” she said. “I felt great the first half, incredible really. But once you hit the Parkway (mile 6.5), it’s the breaking point in the race and you have to be mentally tough.”

Rounding out the top four in the men's race were the 2010 champion Kevin Borrelli of Dickson City, Jared Markowitz of Cambridge, Mass. was third, and 2009 champion Ramon Laboy III of Bethlehem finished fourth.

In the women's race, second place went to Kelly Ciravolo, of Shavertown, Pa., followed by Alexandra Switocha of Mahopac, NY and Jenna Papaz of Bethlehem.

The St. Luke's 5k raace was won by Michale Miller, 19 of Allentown in 16:39.

Alyssa Repsher, 13, of Easton, won the women's 5k title in 20:05.


St Luke's Lehigh Valley HALF-MARATHON/5k
ALLENTOWN, PA APRIL 29, 2012
USATF CERT# PA10015 WB
UNOFFICIAL Results by Queen City Timing Services

HALF-MARATHON

Place Div Gend Name Age G Bib City St Halfspl Gun Net Pace
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1 1 1 Tyler McCandless 25 M 518 Boulder CO 34:11 1:09:22 1:09:22 5:18

2 1 2 Kevin Borrelli 30 M 87 Dickson C PA 34:11 1:09:51 1:09:51 5:20
3 2 3 Jared Markowitz 29 M 503 Cambridge MA 34:11 1:10:04 1:10:04 5:21
4 3 4 Ramon Laboy III 29 M 447 Bethlehem PA 34:11 1:11:21 1:11:21 5:27
5 1 5 Joshua Foulds 24 M 254 allentown pa 36:10 1:13:00 1:13:00 5:35
6 4 6 Ian Walsh 26 M 861 Easton PA 35:23 1:14:01 1:14:01 5:39
7 2 7 Thomas Daniels 23 M 175 Tunkhanno PA 36:50 1:14:58 1:14:58 5:44
8 5 8 Gregory Swiatocha 27 M 812 Mahopac NY 37:30 1:16:40 1:16:40 5:52
9 1 9 Eric Makovsky 39 M 495 Washingto DC 37:03 1:17:09 1:17:09 5:54
10 2 10 Christopher Garges 37 M 266 Bethlehem PA 37:12 1:17:13 1:17:13 5:54
11 3 11 Brian Lovett 37 M 484 Allentown PA 37:47 1:17:27 1:17:27 5:55
12 2 12 Keith Adams 31 M 7 Alburtis PA 37:48 1:17:33 1:17:33 5:56
13 4 13 Dan Sobrinski 36 M 778 Bethlehem PA 38:52 1:17:34 1:17:34 5:56
14 3 14 Philip Rector 24 M 671 Allentown PA 36:52 1:17:43 1:17:43 5:56
15 1 1 Heidi Peoples 32 F 637 Scranton PA 37:45 1:17:47 1:17:47 5:57
16 6 15 Mark Jones 29 M 372 Allentown PA 38:03 1:17:48 1:17:48 5:57
17 7 16 Cristian Pates 25 M 630 Bethlehem PA 38:57 1:19:46 1:19:46 6:06
18 8 17 Dillon Lockwood 27 M 477 Nazareth PA 37:59 1:19:48 1:19:48 6:06
19 1 18 Andrew Wedel 41 M 870 Duncansvi PA 38:49 1:19:53 1:19:53 6:06
20 9 19 Chris Bauer 25 M 51 Allentown PA 38:16 1:20:01 1:20:01 6:07
21 5 20 R Reinhard 35 M 677 Emmaus PA 38:57 1:20:03 1:20:03 6:07
22 1 2 Kathleen Jobes 42 F 370 Bethlehem PA 38:58 1:20:03 1:20:03 6:07
23 3 21 Mark Bahnuk 30 M 32 Hackettst NJ 37:49 1:20:09 1:20:09 6:08
24 2 22 Sean Robbins 42 M 697 Shavertow PA 39:57 1:20:14 1:20:14 6:08
25 2 3 Kelly Ciravolo 32 F 944 Shavertow PA 40:03 1:21:51 1:21:51 6:15
26 3 23 Matthew Russell 41 M 710 Allentown PA 40:27 1:22:11 1:22:11 6:17
27 10 24 Thomas Nallon 29 M 587 Swoyersvi PA 40:25 1:22:53 1:22:50 6:20
28 4 25 William Preske 41 M 656 Chesapeak MD 39:20 1:23:05 1:23:04 6:21
29 5 26 Michael Janders 44 M 368 Northampt PA 40:03 1:23:17 1:23:17 6:22
30 4 27 Stephen Ott 33 M 611 Macungie PA 40:50 1:23:30 1:23:30 6:23


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St Luke's Lehigh Valley HALF-MARATHON/5k
ALLENTOWN, PA APRIL 29, 2012
USATF CERT# PA10015 WB
UNOFFICIAL Results by Queen City Timing Services

HALF-MARATHON

Place Div Gend Name Age G Bib City St Halfspl Gun Net Pace
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31 5 28 Dan Morick 33 M 568 allentown pa 38:30 1:23:53 1:23:53 6:25
32 6 29 Scott Strandberg 31 M 974 Flourtown PA 40:18 1:23:57 1:23:57 6:25
33 11 30 Jeremy Joseph 26 M 376 allentown pa 40:41 1:24:17 1:24:17 6:26
34 12 31 Stephen Rothwell 26 M 708 White Pla NY 41:19 1:24:24 1:24:20 6:27
35 7 32 Steven Accardi 32 M 3 Jim Thorp PA 39:30 1:24:27 1:24:27 6:27
36 8 33 Ken Wedel 31 M 871 Arlington VA 42:28 1:24:28 1:24:28 6:27
37 1 4 Alexandra Swiatocha 25 F 811 Mahopac NY 41:36 1:24:31 1:24:31 6:28
38 6 34 Erik Hawk 40 M 327 Bloomsbur NJ 40:46 1:24:33 1:24:33 6:28
39 13 35 Mark Ayres 27 M 29 Quakertow PA 40:41 1:24:37 1:24:37 6:28
40 7 36 Mark Clatterbuck 41 M 147 Holtwood PA 40:41 1:24:37 1:24:37 6:28
41 9 37 Robert Gronski Jr 31 M 299 Scranton PA 40:00 1:24:42 1:24:42 6:28
42 6 38 Rich Riopel 38 M 692 Morganvil NJ 41:18 1:24:43 1:24:43 6:28
43 10 39 John Page 31 M 613 Allentown PA 40:46 1:24:53 1:24:53 6:29
44 8 40 Mark Hanna 43 M 322 Bethlehem PA 41:15 1:24:55 1:24:55 6:29
45 1 41 Scott Thomas 48 M 823 Oley PA 41:20 1:24:56 1:24:56 6:29
46 2 42 John Weidner 49 M 872 Annandale NJ 41:21 1:25:06 1:25:06 6:30
47 9 43 Gerard Pescatore 42 M 641 Glenside PA 41:28 1:25:28 1:25:28 6:32
48 7 44 Michael Mengel 36 M 3090 Slatingto PA 41:50 1:26:07 1:26:07 6:35
49 11 45 Michael Schidlowsky 33 M 739 New York NY 41:32 1:26:09 1:26:09 6:35
50 2 5 Jenna Papaz 29 F 615 Bethlehem PA 41:15 1:26:09 1:26:09 6:35
51 3 6 Amy Bower 29 F 91 Hughesvil PA 42:46 1:26:29 1:26:25 6:36
52 1 7 Tina Bartholomew 39 F 46 Danville PA 41:56 1:26:28 1:26:28 6:36
53 8 46 Tim Odonnell 36 M 599 Collegevi PA 42:28 1:26:31 1:26:29 6:37
54 10 47 Todd Weitzmann 42 M 3992 Stroudsbu PA 42:36 1:26:32 1:26:30 6:37
55 1 48 Theodore Evans 19 M 226 Olyphant PA 39:22 1:26:42 1:26:42 6:38
56 11 49 Guy De Bruyn 41 M 182 Nazareth PA 41:54 1:26:51 1:26:47 6:38
57 1 50 David Noa 53 M 595 Doylestow PA 42:16 1:26:50 1:26:50 6:38
58 12 51 Kevin Mahony 41 M 2960 Easton PA 41:37 1:26:58 1:26:58 6:39
59 13 52 Brian Hains 43 M 314 Lebanon PA 41:48 1:27:00 1:27:00 6:39
60 12 53 James Warrenfeltz 30 M 865 Breinigsv PA 42:17 1:27:23 1:27:23 6:41

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St Luke's Lehigh Valley HALF-MARATHON/5k
ALLENTOWN, PA APRIL 29, 2012
USATF CERT# PA10015 WB
UNOFFICIAL Results by Queen City Timing Services