Tupelo native Robert Scribner led the field at Saturday’s Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Half-Marathon, finishing in 1:05:57 to lead 14,089 finishers.
“It’s not a fast course, in general, so I was really
pleased with my time,” said Scribner, 26, a former Mississippi State and
Tupelo High School standout who now trains in Michigan.
Runner-up Will Christian, 29, of Annapolis, Md., finished in
“I was in the lead pretty much from the start,” Scribner said. His personal best at the distance is 1:04:51, at last year’s Bayshore Half Marathon in Michigan.
Saturday was a rainy race day in Seattle, “but during the race the rain wasn’t too bad,” Scribner said. “It was sorta slippery, but I can’t complain.”
His Hansons Brooks teammate, Erin Richard, finished second in the women’s race in 1:119:44.
After a week off, Scribner said he would begin planning for his fall schedule. “I’ve been in training since February, so a week off will be good. I’ll run some more 10-mile and half marathon races in the fall.”