Fargo runners take top spots in men's and women's Saturday morning 10K
Bridget Henne won the women's race to back up her Friday night 5K win while Munir Isahak took the men's 10K.
FARGO — With her Saturday morning win in the 10K race at the Fargo Marathon, Fargo's Bridget Henne doubled up on race wins for the weekend.
After winning the 5K Friday, the 2019 Davies graduate took the 10K Saturday in 39 minutes, 17 seconds. The wins are the most recent accomplishments in a string of recent milestones for Henne, who graduated from South Dakota State University earlier this month.
“It feels great,” said Henne. “I went away to college for a while so it was fun to come back and be a local again.”
Despite the 5K victory, Henne noted she still had some nerves heading into Saturday morning.
“I was a little nervous about this 10K,” she said. “ But I had a lot of people who pushed me and had a lot of great support out there on the course.”
Following Henne across the line in second with a time of 41:16 was another Fargo runner, Brianna Price, while Maggie Uetz (43:36) of Springfield, Ill., Emily Finley (43:59) of Fargo and Cami Eckhoff ( 44:08) of Detroit Lakes rounded out the top five finishers.
The men’s 10K was also won by a Fargo runner, as Munir Isahak pulled away from East Grand Forks’ Tyson Mahar in the final meters to take the win in 31:26. Mahar finished just one second behind Isahak in 31:27.
Isahak is a Fargo South graduate who took his talents to Concordia’s track and field team.
“It was good,” said Isahak. “It was a nice day. The weather was nice and we had fun.”
Isahak said that he and Mahar were pretty much locked neck and neck for much of the course before he made his final push to take the win.
Olsen Pancoast of Minneapolis crossed the line in third with a time of 35:56 while Brandon Polchow of Fargo finished in fourth in 36:20 with Horace’s Matthew Pederson in fifth clocking 37:12.