Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and friends of those injured in the Boston marathon bomb blasts. Bill Iffirg, a Club Northwest runner and a good friend to many in the group, was knocked off his feet by the first bomb blast. He suffered some abrasions but is Okay, with no ear damage from the blast. All of our other runners are safe and for that we are thankful.
On the track. Sandy 4:07 1500m, misses PR by 0.1 second, then gets hit by car (lucky he is okay, no running for a week). Destry sweet 5K in 15:37, great time for a 38 year old.
High school track scene. Grace gets another PR (5:16), Moira outduels Hazel at Birger Solberg Invitational (one-two finish, 5:12 to 5:14), Graham sets PR 9:58, Kyle nice PR 9:49, Michael runs super times of 1:58/ 4:20. Earlier, when it was colder, Chandler and Olivia ran season bests of 5:01, 5:10. Gareth, who has only run 1 meet, opened with a PR of 9:35, a super time. Dylan hasn't raced since early March, where he posted some nice times (4:32 and 9:36). Adam and Kyra are still getting going, Adam following an early season setback. Still waiting for the weather to warm up!
John Collins (age 41) wins, Deborah Fletcher 2nd (1st master) and Brian Debronsky 3rd at Tulip Run 5 Mile. This is Brian's first race after joining our group. Only 25 seconds back of John, so he has someone to target now.
Teshome (16:01) and Kristi (17:59) win To Hell With Cancer 5K, Gabi 3rd, Jon Houk 4th, Glen, 1st masters, Scott Anson strong race in 17:42.
Keith Laverty wins Birch Bay 15K in 51 minutes. A bit windy and a side stitch, but he won and set new course record.
Rick Becker 3rd (at age 58!) in Yakima River Canyon marathon 2:56. He won the National masters championship last year in 2:41.
Kristi and Jon Houk win Spring Forward 5K. Kristi in 17:58, Jon in 16:57.
Pete Hanson had a great race at the Shamrock 15K in Portland. Pete was 30th in the huge field of 7700 runners, and was 11th in the supercompetitive 30-34 age group. He ran 53 minutes on the challenging course.
The Three Amigos Do LA! Ari Schorr, Chris Tremonte and Tahoma Khalsa all ran the LA marathon on Sunday. Not as easy as the hill profile would suggest! A lot of ups and downs, repeated ad naseum! Not a ton of flat running and it took its toll in the end. Ari (2:40, 3rd age), Chris PR 2:41 (9th age), and Tahoma 2:42 (10th age) all did great! Ari spent some non-quality time in the Port-au-Pot, which would have easily put him in the 2:39 range. They all ran great, and had a great time (even during the event :) Chris managed to get a lot of "coverage" for his, uh, attire... Or maybe coverage is not the right word :)
St. Paddy's Dash Results!! Ah, the madness of 15000 runners! Mike Sayenko edges Joe Gray by 1 second, Rose edges Claudia in women's race. Kristi 4th, Pat McAuliffe 5th, Amber 6th, Martin Mudry 7th, Steve Dekoker 9th, Gail Hall (age 53) and Keith Laverty 10th. Deborah 13th, 1st 40s, David McCulloch 1st masters, Glen 2nd masters, Chris McBride 3rd 40s, John O'Hearn 1st 50s, Craig 2nd, David White-Espin 3rd 50s. Brett Winegar 11th (sick last week), Julie 15th, Rhea 16th, Curtis Easton 17th (great for a mid distance runner!), Jon Houk 18th, Dani 21st, Mike Van Dusen 38th; Kevin McGinnis, Jim McGill 2nd age group. 8 runners won their age group, 7 more were 2nd, 4 more 3rd , 22 of 27 of our runners finished in top 5 in their age group, all finished in top 10!!
Jane Larson and John Ricardi got married on Sunday in a wonderful ceremony held at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah. They are off to Maui on their honeymoon. There will be no more updates for a couple of weeks....
Another great week of racing! Some simply amazing times! And this is only March and we haven't done much fast training yet!
--Okay, one guy HAS done some fast training. In the Mountain to Fountain 15K in Phoenix, Mike Sayenko had a super race going, only to have it "marred" by GI problems. His splits were 5:17 (uphill mile), 4:41, 4:37, 4:42, before he had his difficulties. Still he went through the 10K in 29:54 and ended up running 45:48, good for 6th place and some prize money.
--Chris Charles was 2nd at Lake Sammamish Half in 74 minutes and Seth Berntsen 3rd in 78 (both are 38); Adrienne and Andie went a little crazy, getting 6 and 5 minute PRs, Adrienne 8th in 87 minutes!!, Andie 21st in 93!!
--On the track, 43 yr old John Collins ran 32:25!! and almost won the 10K at the PLU invitational. Got passed in last 100m after leading almost the entire way. And equally amazing, 54 year old Mike Smith had an awesome race, finishing 5th in 34:42!! I wonder if he has any eligibility left?! Also at PLU, Sandy got a PR of 2:02 in the 800, a weird race in which he was never closer than 10m to the runners up ahead (they all started in a waterfall start 15m up ahead). He will get faster! :)
--Note: Although this might seem like it was a masters only race (or 50s only!) it was not. Paul Abdalla won and Ray Prentice and Gail Hall were 2nd in the Foothills Dash 10k. Paul ran the awesome time of 36:04, Ray 36:25 and Gail 40:17. Young Paul is 51, and Ray and Gail are 53. These are age group PRs for Ray and Gail but old hat for Paul, who ran 35:31 last year!
--Along more traditional lines, Kristi and Jon Houk won the accompanying Foothills Dash 5ks. Jon won in 17:12 while Kristi was 2nd overall in 17:54, excellent times for both.
Joe Gray wins U.S. 50k championship in new State record of 2:55:20, breaking the old record 2:55:54 set by Richard Holloway, in 1981!! Yes, time to take down those old marks! He ran extremely well, but this is not an easy course either. The runner up, Verrelle Wyatt, ran a very respectable time of 2:57:10, a time usually good enough to win. This is Joe's 2nd 50K championship as he successfully defended last year's title. It is his 5th U.S. Championship win, for the 10-time US National team member.
Lauren Matthews 2nd, Susan Empey 3rd, Rhea George 8th at Hot Chocolate 15k. John Ricardi was 3rd, Brett Winegar 4th, Josh Ricardi 5th, Jeriah Griswold 6th, Rick Becker 9th (at age 58!), Rocky Ursino 21st, Tom Koney 25th and Mark Drangsholt 72nd. Everyone won their age group except Josh, who was 2nd, Jeriah (3rd), Rhea (2nd) and Mark (3rd). Huge age group wins for Susan, Tom, Rocky and Rick Becker, who won his age by uh, 13+ minutes!! Not an easy course as most was either up or down. No disrespect to Rocky, who was 1st male master, but his master friend Susan finished ahead of him. But not by much :)
Amber and David McCulloch win March Forth 5K, David in 16:25, Amber in 17:51. Nice times for both. She was 3rd overall.
Rose wins Hot Chocolate 5k, 2nd overall. Milah 3rd in 19:21.
Phil Olson, Lauren Breihof win Ft. Steilacoom 15 miler. Sean Sundwall 2nd in new State masters record (81:04). Kimber Lemon 2nd, Spencer Walsh 3rd, Josh Ricardi 4th, Ari Schorr 8th, Bob Brennand 17th, 2nd 50 year old, Ed Haywood, strong run despite not racing. Lauren's time (94:36) is 12th fastest in State history, Spencer's was 16th fastest, and Kimber's 23rd fastest.
Chandler Olson 12th at Brooks PR meet 2 mile. Had great race going for a while, with splits of 2:30 for 1/2 mile, 5:08+ for mile, then 10:50.
Adrienne Salzwedel wins White Center 5K in huge PR of 19:14 (almost 1 minute PR). She actually lost by 2 seconds--to the male winner! Adrienne runs in group 5
The Brooks PR meet will be held on Sunday, February 24th at the Dempsey Center. Come see the top high
school runners in the nation compete at 800, mile, and 2 mile (plus sprints and hurdles). Several Washington runners will be
competing including Chandler Olson, Amy-Eloise Neale, Katie Knight, Joe Hardy (Seattle Prep), Patrick Gibson (Border Clash winner from Bellingham), Alexa Efraimson (4:42 miler from Camas), Tatum Taylor (O'Dea sprinter), Hannah Cunliffe (Federal Way sprinter), Marcus Chambers (sprinter from Foss HS). It should be a fun meet! It's free and free T shirts to the first 1600 hundred spectators in the door!
3:50 Girls 60m (boys to follow)
4:15 Girls 2 mile (with Chandler, Katie Knight, Alexa Efraimson, boys to follow)
4:50 Girls 400m (boys, including Marcus Chambers, to follow)
5:30 Girls 800m, boys to follow
6:25 Girls Mile, with Amy-Eloise Neale, boys to follow
Great weekend of racing! 19 PRs!! Highlights: Joe Gray runs 65 minutes for 2nd place at First Half (marathon) in Vancouver. David Fort PR in 80 minutes.
High School, Chandler PR, under 10 minutes for 1st time; Olivia wins heat 2 in PR of 10:18, Moira 3rd with 10:26 PR. Hazel (HS soph) wins heat 2 of mile(indoor PR); Patrick McDermott runs indoor PR of 4:21 (HS soph).
College highlights: PRs for Tyler in 3K (8:50) and missed mile PR by 0.5 seconds (4:22); Sandy PR of 4:25, Jeffrey PR of 4:26, Maddie Meyers PR of 4:41 in mile despite difficulty at the start (it took her 1 lap to recover). Ben Siegel PR in mile (4:41).
Post-collegiate: Mike Sayenko 14:08 5K, very satisfying run after limited training. John Ricardi 4:13, strong race overall. Eric Sofen 9:09 PR in 3K. Paul Young indoor PR of 4:48, Mike Smith 4:57 at age 54! Hannah indoor PR of 5:36.
Valentine's Day Dash: Brett, Megan Huer win in 15:22, 16:59. Meghan Lyle PR of 18:03, Gabi PR of 16:00, Erik Taylor 16:09, Pete 16;15, Blair 1st master in 16:43 at age 47, Ray and Gail win 50s in 17:04 (by 1:04 over next runner!), Gail in 19:23, wins by 1:37! Luke PR of 18:45 (5th age), Seth, Willie, Mark Drangsholt, 3rd age, Ari 4th age, Jeriah 5th age, Andie 7th age.
Club Northwest had great success at Club National Cross Country championships in Lexington, KY. We took 7 teams and came away with 1 National championship (Women's masters 40s), and 2 silvers (men's masters 50s, women's masters 50s). Our top runners were Katie Mackey, who finished third and qualified for racing for Team USA and Paul Limpf, who qualified to be in the Team USA pool for the NACAC cross country championships. Gwen Lapham was the top women's master runner, winning her first National championship, besting teammate Linda Huyck, who took the silver medal. Lyuda Vasilyeva was 5th. The top men's masters was Jeff Hashimoto, who was 15th, the top women's 50s runner was Kelly Kruell, who was 4th, and the top men's 50s runner was Michael Smith, who was 11th. The team toughness award goes to Phil Welch, who ran with a broken bone in his foot for the 7th place men's 60s team!! You did not hear any self-pitying complaints from any of his teammates!
Special workout for Tuesday, Dec. 4th for runners going to Club National Cross country Championships: Roosevelt High School, 6 PM
California International Marathon: heavy wins and rain but our runners ran super!! Pete 2:41 (44th place, 17th age), Sayaka 3:05 (43rd place, 17th age), Alicia 3:11, 62nd place, 17th age, Aaron Schiedes (2:53, 103rd place, 33rd age).
Rock n Roll Las Vegas, Steve Dekoker 2nd place again (was 2nd last year, 2nd in Whidbey Is. this year). Pat McAuliffe 6th in half marathon in 72 minutes. Wind was a factor, and pretty high temperatures for the Northwesterners.
Seattle Marathon: Susan 2nd (2:49), Lauren Matthews 3rd (2:51), Dyan 4th (3:00 PR), Milah 5th (3:06 PR), Ryan Johnson 16th (2:46 PR), Jackson 19th (2:49 PR). Until this year only one women's Olympic Trials qualifier had ever run the Seattle Marathon (Kami Semick in 2004), but they had 3! this year! Race was won by Kristen Carter of Brooks in new course record of 2:47:04. Susan was close to the old course record.
Seattle Half marathon: Caryn Heffernan 7th, Tahoma 10th, Chris Tremonte 14th (75:05 PR!), Kris Brown 23rd, Chad Meis 25th, Willie 37th, 2nd
Kimber (25:40) runs strong in Canadian National XC championships (she has dual citizenship). She averaged 3:40 per 1K on a wet, sloppy course for 7K (equivalent to 29:20 8K)
Rose wins Seattle Marathon 5K, David McCullogh 2nd, Amber Farthing 3rd; David went off course and it cost him the win
Paul Limpf, Claudia win USATF Northwest XC Regional in Spokane; Brett 2nd, Kristi 3rd, Talia 6th
Lauren Breihof wins Ghost Half Marathon (82:36, 2nd overall!)
Kristi runs PR 17:26 at Tacoma City Turkey Trot! Brett 3rd in 15:26
Quick news from Border Clash. All of our runners did super, at least equaling and in most cases exceeding their seeding coming in. In the 80 runner fields, Chandler Olson, came in 11th overall and 3rd 4A finisher (same time as 2011 4A champion Jordan McPhee), Olivia Mancl had a fantastic race to finish 17th (and 4th 4A finisher), Cameron Stanish was 24th (3rd 4A finisher), Dylan Hayes was 34th (9th 4A), Kyra was 37th (10th 4A), Moira was 38th (9th 3A), and Hazel was hot on the heels of the 1A champion, Sally Larson, but faded toward the end to finish 44th (2nd 1A). Olivia was only 1 second out of 13th, as the 4 runners ahead of her had the same time. Moira was perhaps the greatest surprise, as she had the slowest time of all the Washington runners coming in, but beat most of the field.
College cross country update. Maddie Meyers finished 7th on her U. of Washington team, as they placed 9th at the NCAA Division I championships in Kentucky. In Division III, Lucy Cheadle, whose team won the NCAA championships last year, placed 21st as an individual this year.
Congratulations to these high school runners who qualified for Border Clash, the interstate competition between the top runners from Washington and Oregon on November 18th. Hazel Carr, Chandler Olson, Kyra Burke, Dylan Hayes, Olivia Mancl, Cameron Stanish, and Moira O'Connor-Lenth.
High school runners and teams did fantastic at the State cross country championships yesterday. The top finish was Hazel Carr, from Northwest School, who was 2nd for the 2nd time, as a sophomore. She helped her school, coached by Joe
Bisignano, to a 5th place finish. Chandler Olson gutted out a very tough race to place 7th, Kyra Burke was 10th in 4A, Olivia (13th) and Grace Hodge (53rd scorer) helped their Roosevelt HS team to an 8th place finish. Moira O'Connor-Lenth was 15th in 3A. Newcomers to our group were Dylan Hayes (10th) and Cameron Stanish (13th), whose Garfield team took 6th, Micheal Mendenhall was 37th, while Kyle Suver's 47th scoring place helped Eastlake to a 10th place. Hazel was 2.6 seconds from winning, Chandler was 2 seconds from 5th, and Kyra was 0.6 seconds from 9th!
Congratulations to our runners who made our Club Northwest team that will compete in the National championships
in Kentucky! Women: Rose Wetzel (5th time), Katie Mackey (2nd), Kristi Houk(4), Megan Huer (6), Ruth Perkins(2), Meghan Lyle (2), Laura Mickelson (2), Kimber Lemon (1st!) Men: Mark Mandi (5), Brett Winegar (6), Paul Limpf (2), Phil Olson (1st!), John Ricardi (1st!), Spencer Walsh (1st!), and Cameron O'Neil (1st!)
Congratulations to all of our high school runners who have qualified for the State Cross Country Chanpionships! Below is a link to the cross country course and elevation profile:
Sun Willows Golf Course
ON TO STATE!! Congratulations to Chandler Olson, Kyra Burke, Hazel Carr, Moira O'Connor-Lenth, Grace Hodge, Olivia Mancl, Kyle Suver, Michael Mendenhall, Patrick and Kirby McDermott and Gareth Jones on qualifying for the State Cross Country Championships! All qualified as individuals. In addition, Hazel, Kyle, Grace and Olivia will have their teams at State. Grace and Olivia's Roosevelt HS team won Districts, while Hazel (and Joe B.'s) Northwest School took 2nd. Chandler won districts, Hazel and Olivia were 2nd, Kyra 3rd, Moira 5th, Michael 6th, Patrick 7th, Kirby 9th, Kyle 21st and Grace and Gareth were 25th. Patrick and Kirby ran 18 and 25 second PRs at Woodland Park, pretty amazing. Last week Simon Barbe's season ended, but on a high note as he set a PR (17:18) on the notoriously difficult Woodland Park course.
-- Ruth Perkins went on the roads to the Tulsa Run, a 15K that has been on the National road race circuit since the 70s. The race was very cold, with temperatures in the 20s at the start, and quite windy at times. She finished 7th in 56:03. All of her splits were sub-6:00, until a 6:18 on the final uphill mile. She was 3rd American.
-- Snohomish River half marathon: Sean Sundwall was 2nd (70:10) , Megha Dosha was 4th (89:12) and Andie Roff was 11th (big PR of 98:24!). Strong winds on the out-and-back course made it tough going for about half of it. Sean and Megha won their age groups, Andie was 4th.
-- Tri-Cities Marathon: Paul Young took second with a 14 minute PR, running 2:43:28. Paul, 21, easily won his age group. The winner ran 2:35, but Paul battled 3rd place finisher for half the race before pulling away decisively (ahead by more than 6 minutes at the end).
--Bellingham Bay Half Marathon: Joe Gray wins, John 2nd, Josh 3rd, Brett 4th, Kristi 4th, Caryn 6th, Erik Taylor 7th, Meghan Lyle 11th (welcome back from Europe, Meghan!)
--Issaquah 5K and 10K: Laura Mickelson wins 5K, Mike Smith 5th at age 53, Paul Abdalla 7th, Jim McGill 3rd age. Pat McAuliffe ran 32 minutes for a strong 4th in 10K (2 seconds from 3rd), Gail 5th (1st master at age 50), Chris Fendrich 9th, 1st master, Gabi 10th, 1st age, Tony 12th, 1st age, Craig 3rd age, Willie, 5th age.
--High School cross country. Kyra wins Marysville Twilight in 18:12(PR), Micheal Mendenhall 2nd in 15:35 (PR) after leading most of the way. Moira 5th in 18:52 (PR). Kyle 26th in PR of 16;29. At Nike Pre-Nationals, Hazel won the Mid-size school race, dipping under 19 minutes. Grace and Olivia had strong races for Roosevelt HS, as they took 2nd in Large School Division. Northwest took 5th in Mid-School Division. In the Championship race, Chandler Olson had a mishap, slamming into a course marker early on, and tried valiantly to get out of the crowd and catch the leaders. She never quite caught them, but went through the mile in 5:32 and was pretty spent from then on. She finished 15th.
--Maddie Meyers raced her first important race as a collegiate and it went better than expected. She woke up sick and feverish, but she toughed it out, finishing in 42nd place, as the #1 ranked Huskies took 2nd. Maddie was UW's 6th place finisher, 35 seconds behind All-American Katie Flood and 29 seconds behind Washington's #2 finisher, Lindsay Flanagan.
--Finishing just a bit behind Maddie was Washington University sophomore Lucy Cheadle, from Roosevelt. Washington U. is the defending NCAA Cross Country Champion in Division III and Lucy is their #1 runner.
Great results from Joint Base McCord Half Marathon and St. Martin's Invite (cross country). Sean and Destry go 1,2 for half (70:09, 71:47) at inaugural half marathon. Ruth wins St. Martins, Linda 5th (1st master), Kimber 7th, Karen 21st (2nd master), Shelley nice improvement (3rd master). Cannon 1st master (at age 55!), Brennand 2nd master, 1st baptism for Michel Van Dusen.
--Great racing at Skagit Flats Half (and full!) marathon. Spencer Walsh (70:55), Susan (81:45) cruise to easy wins, Gabi 3rd, Mark Bloudek 7th, despite injury, Paul Young 9th, 2nd age, Ed Haywood gets a PR 82:37 at age 51!, Andie, 16th, 6th age. Bill Iffrig, 3:50 in marathon, at age 78!!
--Joe Gray 14th at World mountain championships in Italy. Team USA was 4th on 4 man scoring team.
Top 3 US were 9th, 12th and 14th, poised to be on the podium, but had to wait almost 4 minutes for their 4th man.
--Several outstanding times at Labor Day Half Marathon, the USATF Pacific Northwest championship. Brett and Kristi (PR of 79 minutes) were 2nd,
Pete was 5th (PR!), Ari 6th (PR!), Chris Brunnquell 8th, Jeriah 9th, Andy 10th, Talia 12th (big PR!). Jerry Zyskowski and Phil Welch won masters
At Labor Day 4 mile, Erica Hill won, Morgan Ekemo was 2nd , Kathy Edris was 4th (1st senior) and Anna Hill was 5th (2nd teenager)
--Lauren Breihof finishes 4th at Oregon Wine Country half marathon. Ran excellent time of 82 minutes & won her age group on rolling hill course with gravel section at the end.
--Maddie Meyers ran her first collegiate race. In a low key dual meet against Seattle University, she finished third behind two teammates, all of them running together.
--Important announcement!! The Labor Day Half marathon is changing!!! The start and finish will be in Marymoor Park. It will avoid all of the UW Bothell campus and any major hills. For more detailed information, visit the event website www.labordayrun.com
--Important announcement! We are holding a special workout on Tuesday, August 14th, to get ready for Railroad Days, the Pacific Northwest
Association 10K Road Championship. The workout can be found under the upcoming workouts section. There will still be a Wednesday workout.
--Joe Gray wins North American, Caribbean Mountain Championship for 4th straight year. Joe will compete
on his 10th! US National team at the World Mountain championships in September.
--Peter Denton finishes 14th at San Francisco Marathon, gets a 13 minute PR in 2:41
--Charles Herrick wins silver in 400m at US Masters Championships; runs 59.27 in final for age 60+
--Craig Kenworthy dominated by winning his age group by 17 minutes at Mt. Ashland hillclimb, a trail half marathon
--Club Northwest women, combined team take 2nd at Club National Track & Field championships. 14 person team scores 205 points!
--Teshome wins Seattle Rock n Roll marathon; Jeremiah 5th, Rhea 9th
--Kristi, Phil 4th, Kimber, Josh, 5th, Brett 6th, Destry 8th, Sayaka 9th at Rock n Roll half marathon; Chris Fendrich first masters
--Win wins age group in Desert Half Ironman; wins by 7 minutes
--Richard wins City Blast 10K; at age 47 he has now won his last two 10Ks
--Club Northwest athletes to compete at Olympic Trials: Lois Keller, Mike Sayenko, John Ricardi, and Will Conwell will compete
Lois and John are in the steeplechase, Mike in the 10,000m and Will in the discus.
--Joe Gray 2nd in US Mountain Championship. Joe just missed being one of the few men to ever run under an hour on this legendary course
--Mike Sayenko ran 13:39 to put himself in position to run the 5K at the Trials, if he wants
--Lois Ricardi Keller runs 9:56 steeple, virtually assuring her a spot in the Olympic Trials; Rose got a 23 second PR in same meet in the steeple
--Carl Winter wins masters 45+ US half marathon trail championship; Joe Bisignano was 2nd in 50+ age group, David White-espin 3rd, Craig Kenworthy 4th 700 runners took part. Carl broke the age group record by 10 seconds, Joe broke the old 50+ record by 3 1/2 minutes but got beat by a fantastic runner.
--Kristi, Kimber, John O'Hearn, Charles Herrick, Tyler win PNTF track championships; Kristi won the 10K, Kimber and Tyler won the 5K, John won the 1500, and Charles won the 400m.
--Pete Hanson, Lauren Matthews 2nd in Shore Run 10K; Megan Huer, Erica McElrea go 1-2 in the 5K
--Destry wins Fremont, Josh and Kristi second
--Lauren Briehof wins Vancouver USA half marathon
--Maddie Meyers of Northwest School in Seattle will compete in her third Dream Mile. The Dream Mile gathers together the top milers to compete at the adidas Grand Prix meet in New York City. Maddie is a 15 time state champion and winner of the 2010 Dream Mile. She will join 2 other Washingtonians, Amy-Eloise Neale of Glacier Peak and Camas freshman Alexa Efraimson, who has run 4:23 for 1500m. Oregon will also be represented, with Paige Rice of Portland, who has run the U.S. #5 1500m time. The Washington boys will be represented by State 2A and Brooks PR meet mile champion Marcus Dickson, and State 3A champion and US #1 1600/mile Isaac Yorks of Lakes High School in Tacoma.
--Club Northwest All-comers news:
Megan Huer was first and Chandler Olson was 2nd in the mile at the all-comers on June 6th. The conditions were decent, with temperatures in the upper 50s, as the rains held off and there was little wind. Megan ran 4:55, Chandler 5:00. Amber Farthing won the 800 in 2:17.00, Spencer Walsh won the 5K in 15:35, and John Collins, who had run a 4:41 mile 2 weeks ago, was the top masters runner in16:07, while Ray Prentice was the top senior runner in 17:32. Some of these runners are just coming off their break so look for them to improve on these times later in the season.
--Congratulations to Maddie Meyers in winning her 9th, 10th, and 11th State Track Titles. With 4 XC Titles, she has now won 15 State Championships!
--Congratulations to Chandler Olson, State 4A Champion in the 3200m.
--Congratulations to our High School runners, all of whom scored at State: Kyra Burke, Patrick McDermott, Chandler Olson, Maddie Meyers, Hazel Carr, Moira O'Connor-Lenth, and Michael Mendenhall.
--Congratulations to our 6 high school runners who qualified for State--Maddie (3 events), Hazel (freshman, 3 events), Chandler (2),
Kyra (2), Moira (2) and Patrick (freshman). See below for when they run at State.
Thursday, 7 PM, Girls 3A 3200m (Moira)
Thursday, 7:30 PM, Girls 4A 3200 (Chandler, Kyra)
Saturday, 3:25 PM, Boys 3A, 1600m (Patrick)
Saturday, 3:35 PM, Girls 3A, 1600m (Moira)
Saturday, 4:30 PM, Girls 4A, 1600m (Chandler, Kyra)
Friday, 11 AM, Girls 1A 3200m, (Hazel, Maddie)
Friday, 4:30 PM, Girls 1A 800m (Hazel, Maddie)
Saturday, 12 noon, Girls 1A 1600 (Hazel, Maddie)
Good luck to all!
--Maddie runs fastest 1600
--Mike Sayenko, Claudia Copeland run super at Bloomsday
--Mike Sayenko hits Olympic Trials A Standard in 10k
--Teshome 2nd, Spencer Walsh 4th, Phil Olsen 5th at Eugene
Spencer Riley big PR, Milah, Andie Roff, Jason Russ get PRs; Glen 2nd master
--Maddie doubles in 1500/3000 at Lake Washington Invite
; Chandler 2nd and 4th; Moira
two huge PRs in 1500 and 3000; Grace PR in fast 800m
--Jane fast 5K 16:38; John Ricardi 4:10 mile at Western WA
--Rose debuts in Steeplechase
--Sandy runs 4:07, Andrew Sahl 2:00 in debut 800 at St. Martins Invite
--Bennett, Rose win Top Pot 5K
, with great efforts all-around (17 top 20 finishes!)
--Acy Roff 2nd in age group in Eugene Half
--An exciting letter from Ben Williams:
Dear CNW Teammates and friends,
My wife Amanda and I are happy to welcome Finnigan (Fynn) Mahoney
Cradler-Williams to our family! He was born on Saturday, April 21st at
6:36pm, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, at home. Mom and baby are healthy
and resting well.
Ben, Amanda, and Fynn
--Boston and Whidbey Island Marathons, Vancouver Sun Run, Pasco Invitational, High School races and More!! Check the Results
--We finally updated our Upcoming Races
page with big races for the rest of 2012!
--Our PR times Form is finally online, and we'd appreciate if you took the time to fill it out for the distances you can. The form is on our Members
page or directly through this Link
--Latest results are up! Check out the latest road races, track meets, and marathons/half marathons in the results
section of our website.
This Wednesday (Feb 29th) at 7:30pm after the workout at Satay
Malaysian Street Food in Wallingford at 1711 N. 45th
, about 3.5 blocks East of Stone Way. Great food, great company, and great beer. (Use the usual password to get by our heavy security)
--Lotta & Ty Lewis
had their first child, Erik
, on December 7th. Here is a picture of Lotta with young Erik. For those who don't know Lotta and Ty have moved back to Sweden in the fall.
is out of the hospital and getting better with every day. He even showed up at the Club Northwest Resolution Run on January 1st.
update: He is expected to be released from the hospital Monday afternoon.
and Megan Johnson
won 12Ks of Christmas race (Dec. 18). Joe won by beating Teshome Kokobe
by 29 seconds, 38:19 to 38:48 on the very challenging course. Megan ran 44:40, which was a big PR and was a 2:22 second win. Trisha Steidl
was 6th (2nd age), Jon Greenberg
10th (2nd age), Carla Darr
was 12 (1st age), Tasha Westinghouse
was 19th and 6th in her age group, and Rich Camacho
was 30 (7th age). Congrats all!
--We hosted the National Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday, December 10th, and it was a great success. We had 1200 runners and 161 clubs represented. And our teams were Awesome! We had teams in 7 major categories, and they finished 1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. Totaling that up, that is 22 places for 7 teams, for a crude average of 3. That means that we had teams who felt like they had a chance to be on the podium in every race. And that is how they raced! The women's 40s and men's 50s teams were the defending national champions and they were able to repeat--but just barely. The 40s women dominated (more later) but the 50s men won by 1 point! That was the 7th time in the past 8 cross country championships that they won. We also had several individual medalists. The day was a testament to hard work, dedication and on race day, everyone pouring their hearts and souls into the race. A GREAT DAY!
update. Willie is still at UW Medical center and doing OK. He had a rough night but was up and did a couple of laps around the floor this afternoon (I was there but didn't time him). He is expected to be discharged some time this weekend.
won the Deceptions Pass 50K on Saturday. This was her 2nd win of the year, having won the Yakima River Canyon Marathon earlier this spring. She won by 30 minutes and was 4th overall.
donated a kidney to his younger nephew on Wednesday. The surgery went very well and both patients are doing well. The surgeon said that Willie had the lowest belly fat of any male patient he has ever had! Apparently he has been in some sort of exercise program over the past few years....I am sure he would appreciate hearing from you.
wins 1st race! Jackson won the North Face Endurance Challenge marathon on Dec. 3rd, winning the race, which gains 4500 feet, by 3 minutes.
and Chandler Olson
, finished 20th and 21st at the Footlocker West Regional. They ran with everything they had. But probably went out a bit too fast given
all the hills. Maddie was 5:18 at the mile, Chandler 5:22. Maddie was in the top 10 2/3 of the way into the race, but had trouble on the 3rd hill of this very hilly course.
ran in his first marathon on Dec. 4th at the California International Marathon. He finished in the excellent time of 2:54. He was th 29th in his new 40-44 age group.
commits to the University of Washington and Greg Metcalf
. She chose UW over Oregon and Georgetown (the 2011 XC champion).
one of the Washington Sports Stars of the Year nominees. Maddie set 4 American records this year in the steeplechase and represented the US
in the Youth Games this summer in France.
--Jesse Williams, Trisha Steidl
win Seattle marathon. Jesse won in 2:29 while Trish won in 3:03. Both have won marathons before. Trisha has won 5 marathons, and this is her 3rd
win in Seattle. Jesse, who has run 2:23 for the marathon, won his very first marathon (Oklahoma City).
finished 3rd in 2:36, while Meeks Brucker
had a very promising debut in finishing 12th in 2:50.
--Four Wed. night runners finished in the top 10 of the Seattle Half marathon. Sayaka
was 5th, Lauren Briehof
was 6th, Julie Vieslmeyer
8th and Jenna Armstrong
while Coach Hannah
, whose marathon plans got scuttled due to injury and sickness, had a nice run to garner 36th place. See full results here
won the Ghost of Seattle Marathon in 2:49; she was 2nd overall. She held 2:45 pace through 21 miles in her attempt to meet the Olympic Trials standard of 2:46.
ran in the New York City marathon on Nov. 6th, finishing in 2:53. He was 129th in his age group.