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New women's record set at WV 5K

Jun. 22, 2013 @ 01:16 PM

Huntington -- The previous record time for a woman in The Herald-Dispatch West Virginia 5K Championship was broken Saturday. Technically twice.

Recently graduated West Virginia University runner Jordan Hamric broke the record time of 17 minutes, 13.5 seconds by finishing at 17:08. Unfortunately, that was only good for second place.

Twenty-seven-year-old Lydia Kosgei, of Richmond, Ky., shattered the previous best time by finishing in 16 minutes, 56 seconds. That was also good enough for 10th overall. 

In first place for the men was former University of Kentucky runner Luis Orta, who finished the 5K in 14 minutes, 56 seconds.

About 770 particpants entered the event, which raises money for the United Way to fight childhood obesity. Of those, more than 670 completed the road course.

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