More than 100 runners finish second Buckley-to-Orting half marathon

More than 100 people ran and walked from Buckley to Orting on Saturday morning in the second Foothills B&O Half Marathon.

The 13.1-mile course traveled over paved and unpaved (and sometimes muddy) sections of the Foothills Trail.

Creighton Nash was fastest in the 108-person field, finishing in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 51.7 seconds. Samantha Patterson, a senior-to-be at Roger High, won the women’s race and was fourth overall in 1:37:03.5. Patterson was second in the women’s race last year.

Jeff Levinson (1:33:28.6) was second and Adam Abrams (1:35:53.5) was third. Tamara Armstrong (1:40:19.2) was second in the women’s race and Jess Hale (1:42:51.5) was third. Armstrong and Hale were seventh and eighth respectively overall.

The race in its second year since splinting off from the 51-mile Rainier to Ruston Relay in early July. Both races are fundraisers for the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition, which raises money and serves as advocates for trails in Pierce County.