Kevin O’Donnell, Nick Costello both finish in top-20 in Philadelphia Distance Run!!!!!

Moorestown native and Camden Catholic graduate Kevin McDonnell placed 16th out of nearly 1,400 runners in the Philadelphia Distance Run Sunday with a personal-best 1:07.26.

He broke his half-marathon PR of 1:07.54 set at the Mortgage Network Half-Marathon in Hardeeville, S.C., in December.

McDonnell is planning to run the CNO Financial Group Marathon in Indianapolis, a flat, fast marathon scheduled for Nov. 5.

The 32-year-old McDonnell, who ran for St. Joe’s and now lives in Cherry Hill, finished 28 seconds ahead of 27-year-old Nick Costello, a former Delsea and Colorado State runner.

Costello, who now lives in Laramie, Wy., and is assistant track coach at the University of Wyoming, ran 1:06.54 and placed 19th overall.

The top South Jersey finisher in the women’s race was Washington Township and Cornell graduate Dina Iacone, who ran 1:30.39 and placed 55th out of nearly 1,300 entrants in the women’s race. Iacone ran 16:56.15 for Cornell at Boston University in March, 2013.


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