Backyard Half draws almost 400

a hoard of runners takes off from the start of the June 15, sixth-annual White Salmon Backyard Half.

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a hoard of runners takes off from the start of the June 15, sixth-annual White Salmon Backyard Half.

The sixth-annual White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon drew 399 registered runners last weekend for the 11.5-mile trail run starting and finishing in White Salmon and venturing on to the muddy single-track trails overlooking the Columbia River. The event, a fundraiser for Columbia High School Cross Country, drew nearly 100 more runners than last year and was hailed a success by organizers and participants.

Below are top 15 placers who registered Hood River as their hometown:

Jonathan Graca: 23rd, 2:00:30

Calum Robertson: 31st, 2:02:06

Gary Daubenspeck: 34th, 2:03:20

Becky Brun: 37th, 2:03:56

Stephen King: 39th, 2:05:19

Ryan Dubina: 60th, 2:11:25

Jer Camarata: 83rd, 2:20:37

Chris Gilbert: 84th, 2:20:40

Ben Iremonger: 86th, 2:20:48

Erick Haynie: 116th, 2:27:19

Sara Snyder: 118th; Kimberly Humann: 131st; Elia Hernandez: 164th; Denise Stetson: 177th; Nicole Bassett: 183rd

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