Aptos High grad Brett Gotcher finished second in the USA Half Marathon Championship on Saturday in Minnesota.
Gotcher, who lives in Flagstaff, Ariz., finished with a time of 1:02:49. He finished a shade behind fellow Arizona runner Abdi Abdirahman, who came in at 1:02:46.
Gotcher had a pace of 4 minutes, 48 seconds for the 13.5-mile evening race. He was near the top for the whole race and had a lead at the 10-mile mark.
There were 99 men and 77 women who competed in the race; everyone finished within the 90-minute mark.
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