Community support is strong at Lacamas Lake half marathon

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More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2012 Fit Right Northwest Half Marathon and 4-miler around Lacamas and Round lakes Sunday, in Camas.

A total of 1,066 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at Cardon Field Sunday after circling Lacamas Lake, Round Lake and the Camas High School track at the Fit Right Northwest Half Marathon.

Trevor Palmer, a 28-year-old from Medford, Ore., captured first place out of 525 finishers with a time of 1 hour, 9 minutes and 20 seconds. Amelia Slagle, a 26-year-old from Portland, led all females with a time of 1:26:13.

Four Camas residents rounded out the women’s top 10. Samantha Andrews took third in 1:34:12, Katie Buxman clinched sixth in 1:38:55, Hillary McKinstry followed in seventh with a time of 1:40:27 and Kathy Mann was 10th in 1:41:06. Mann was also the third best female masters finisher, and Kari Hebble of Camas notched ninth with a time of 1:48:10.

Several Camas and Washougal runners cracked the top 50 overall. Nathan Zeller of Camas snagged 23rd (1:34:01) and Andrews followed in 24th. Ezequiel Solorio of Washougal earned 26th (1:35:17), Kenny Widner of Camas took 33rd (1:38:10), Matthew Svilar of Camas claimed 36th (1:38:25), Chris Brusasco of Camas grabbed 37th (1:38:40), Buxman notched 38th, Eric Rouse of Camas finished 40th (1:39:05), Michael Ausborn of Camas earned 44th (1:40:21) and Hillary McKinstry of Camas clinched 45th (1:40:27).

Pamela Butler, a 47-year-old from Vancouver, placed first out of 84 half marathon walkers with a time of 2:05.08. Gary Baldwin, a 65-year-old from Portland led all males with a time of 2:35.51. Carey Siegfried-Roads of Camas had the eighth-best time of 2:49:18. She was the fifth-best female in the masters category and the sixth-best female overall.

Matt Klein of Portland clinched first out of 300 runners in the 4-mile run around Round Lake with a time of 22 minutes, 57 seconds. Susie Rivard led all females in 28:03. Dan Palmer, a 52-year-old from Camas, took third in the male masters and eighth in the male top 10 with a time of 31:50. Natalie Sharp of Camas was seventh in the women’s top 10 (32:31).

Full results and photos of the event are available at