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Yorki Munoz and Marco Monjardin led the 10 College Point Road Runners Club members under the heat and humidity during the Manhattan Half-Marathon, conducted by the New York Road Runners Club.

Munoz, a resident of Jackson Heights, ran a 1:16.57 for eighth place and, as expected, was the initial CPRRTC athlete to finish. Munoz was fifth in his 30-39 age bracket.

Monjardin, a resident of Corona, was clocked in 1:18.51 for 13th place and wound up fourth in his 20-29 bracket. Luis Collazo of Puerto Rico ran a 1:11.52 to capture the race in his debut in Manhattan.

Monjardin is now pointing toward the Eamonn Coghlan 5K to take place on Aug. 18, at Belmont Park Race Track. Monjardin puts in about 50 miles a week in Central Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Astoria Park.

“My goal is to do a 16:20 at Belmont,” he said. “My best time for a 5K is 16:28.”

Munoz said he isn’t sure if he will run in the Eamonn Coghlan 3.1 mile race because it's one day after the Club Championships in Central Park.

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