Local Couple Wins Half Marathon
Poway couple Andrew and Brooke Gharst won the male and female divisions in the recent Poway Sycamore Canyon Half Marathon. Both are Poway High School graduates. Brooke was a varsity soccer star in the Class of 2001, continuing to play Division 1 soccer at the University of San Diego. Andrew graduated in the Class of 1998 and wrestled in high school and at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The athletic couple met while they were both on the Poway High School varsity cross country team and married in 2010. Today, they live in Poway with daughter Halle (6) and son Cash (4).
The Sycamore Canyon race included 100K, 50K, and half-marathon courses along the Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve trail system. Andrew finished with a time of 1:44:41 and Brooke finished at 2:03:01. Learn more at www.dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore.