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Running: Nelson wins final Sour Grapes half marathon

Luke Nelson posted a first-place 1:29.56 and Victoria Zoller was the top female finisher Saturday, June 8, in the final Sour Grapes Half and Half at Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

Nelson, a 45-year-old from Ramsey, topped Brainerd's Owen Baird, who posted a second-place 1:33.53.

Meredith Benthin placed fourth in 1:54.56 for the top area female finisher.

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Top 5 results


1-Luke Nelson (Ramsey) 1:29.56, 2-Owen Baird (Brainerd) 1:33.53, 3-Jim Hirschey (St. Michael) 1:41.39, 4-Isaac Zoller (Minnetonka) 1:43.25, 5-Morgan Gobely (Brainerd) 1:44:34


1-Victoria Zoller (Minnetonka) 1:50:26, 2-Karin Coyne (Chanhassen) 1:51.12, 3-Lydia Schroeder (Menahga) 1:53.44, 4-Meredith Benthin (Brainerd) 1:54.56, 5-Kara Clifton (Pengilly) 1:55:57