Monday, July 12, 2010

Athlete of the Month - June

With the hot summer in full swing, there were not as many races in June as compared to other months this year, but the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team members still had some outstanding performances all month long.  After reviewing race results and blog posts for the month of June, here are the top Nike Fleet Fleet Racing Team athletes of the month, as voted by on by the team directors.  Included are the events that earned each athlete this distinction. Athletes of the month are slightly different than top performances, as these runners had great showings at multiple events in the month. The top athlete of each month will be honored at the year end Christmas Party.

The top performer of May is Eric Charette.  His overall win at the Keyes Peak trail marathon in Florence, Wisconsin helped to spread the Fleet Feet name outside of our normal reaches of the Tennessee Valley.  Eric ran 3:19:55 for this 26.2 mile trail marathon, which featured rolling terrain, sandy and rocky trails and a 50 yard swim across the Pine River at mile 18.  Earlier in the month, Eric finished 3rd overall at the very hot and humid Alabama A&M 10km.  These two performances have earned him the distinction of the Athlete of the Month for June.

Athlete of the Month
  • Eric Charette - 1st overall Keyes Peak Marathon and 3rd overall at Alabama A&M 10km

Other Nominees for Athlete of the Month
  • Donald Bowman - 2nd overall at Alabama A&M 10km, 4th overall at Eurocross 8km, 3rd overall at Eurocross 5km
  • Jon Elmore - 5th OA Alabama A&M 10km, 1st OA Hoedown Hustle 5km