Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weekend Results

The conditions in Huntsville this morning were about as far from ideal as it can get for racing. The temperature was 82 degrees, humidity was high, the sun was making its way out of the clouds and the course was the most difficult of any that the Huntsville Track Club has to offer.

Today was the 39th running of the Alabama A&M 10km road race. It is one of the oldest races in the state of Alabama. After an easy first 4 miles, the runners must climb a short but steep hill twice in the last two miles. The race is so tough, that race director Mike Greene has special awards for those who break 40 minutes.

Official Results

The Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team dominated results both on the men's and women's side. Although top honors went to Josh Whitehead, the team took 7 of the top 10 places, including 2 men in the top 3 with Donald Bowman and Eric Charette and top women in the top 3 with Candace Jacobs and Kathy Youngren.  Whitney Hollingsworth was top female master and Donald doubled up with top male master as well.  Overall it was a great day for the team.

Many team athletes were there volunteering as well, including Eric Fritz, Carl Smith, Madelyn Patton, Eric Patterson and more.

Here is Donald at the finish line.

2 Donald Bowman - 36:33
3 Eric Charette - 37:59
5 Jon Elmore - 38:59
7 Robert Youngren - 39:41
8 Candace Jacobs - 39:55
9 Gregory Reynolds - 41:20
10 Joe Francica - 41:22
11 Dewayne Satterfield - 41:31
12 Randy McFarland - 41:36
13 Blake Thompson - 41:39
17 Kathy Youngren - 42:52
18 Brett Wilks - 43:08
22 Rick Maehlmann - 44:36
32 Whitney Hollingsworth - 48:21
36 Joey Butler - 50:04