Jane Phillips Inaugural FlowCo Half Marathon Held Saturday
Bartlesville, Okla. (May 6, 2017) — Beautiful weather and a park setting welcomed more than 240 runners to the Jane Phillips Medical Center’s inaugural FLOWCo half marathon on Saturday. The event was Bartlesville’s only half-marathon distance race. The race started and finished in Johnstone Park and featured a paved USATF sanctioned/certified course with electronic timing by Tatur.
David Carter (Tulsa) finished first with a time of 1:28:06, 28 seconds ahead of second place finisher Leon Foust who finished in 1:28:34. Brad Maudlin came in third with a time of 1:30:55.
Top finisher in the women’s division was Jennifer Pregler (Bartlesville) crossing the finish line with a time of 1:37:43. Second place went to Jessica Barr with a time of 1:37:51 and Angela Highfield finished third in 1:40:24.
David Carter earned the male overall winner title and Jennifer Pregler won the female overall winner title. Each received a trophy.
Medals were awarded to the top three men/women in each USATF standard age group. All participants completing the half marathon received a participation medal. For a complete list of runners and their times, please visit the Tatur race website.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this half marathon to Bartlesville and surrounding communities and states and are very pleased with the success of the event,” said Jessica Krause, FLOWCo coordinator and race director. Runners registered from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Texas and Pennsylvania. The Jane Phillips FLOWCo half marathon was listed as one of the Oklahoma half marathons for the 50 states/50 half marathons club.
“We are most grateful to the runners who came from near and far and our race sponsors for their support,” said Mike Moore, Jane Phillips Medical Center president and chief operating officer. “We are excited to join together to support the FLOWCo program to provide free community fitness programs to help improve the health of our community.”
“A big thank you goes to all the volunteers who helped with the race,” said Krause. “This was a big undertaking and each one helped to make it a success.”
FLOWCo is a project of the Preventative Health Partnership (PHP), a sub-committee of the Washington County Wellness Initiative, and is sponsored by the City of Bartlesville, Jane Phillips Medical Center, and the Washington County Health Department. PHP implements programs like FLOWCo to promote an environment of safe and healthy lifestyles to improve the poor ranking in health behavior and outcome statistics for Washington County.