Friday, October 1, 2010

Athlete of the Month - September

The month of September meant more races as the temperatures began to cool down in Huntsville and the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team members had an outstanding month.

After reviewing race results and blog posts for the month of September, here are the top Nike Fleet Fleet Racing Team athletes of the month. 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 the September is Kathy Youngren.  Kathy turned in one of the most impressive feats of her running career this weekend in Greece at the 2010 Spartathlon. Kathy ran 246 kilometers or 152.85 miles from Athens to Sparta in 33 hours 35 minutes and 6 seconds, placing 44th overall (of 351 starters), was the 5th place woman and the top American athlete.  Kathy raced an amazing 5 times in the month, also earning overall wins at the Care Center 5km and the DOXA 3.2 miler, a second female overall at Monte Sano 5km and Monte Sano 10km.  These performances have earned her the distinction of the Athlete of the Month for September.

Athlete of the Month

  • 5th Female Overall (44th Overall, 1st American) at Spartathlon 246km - 33:35:06
  • 1st Female Overall (7th oveall) at Care Center 5km - 20:15
  • 1st Female Overall (3rd overall) at Doxa 3.2mi
  • 2nd Female Overall at Monte Sano 5km - 21:58
  • 2nd Female Overall at Monte Sano 10km - 41:54 

    Other Nominees for Athlete of the Month

    Brad Schroeder
    • 1st Overall at Carlos Serrano Memorial 4th Annual PHP 5km - 17:15
    • 2nd Overall at Monte Sano 5km - 17:30
    • 4th Overall at Monte Sano 10km - 35:27
    • 1st Overall at Ribfest 5km - 19:03
    • 1st Overall at 1st National Bank of Wakefield Marathon - 3:11:54
    Eric Charette
    • 1st Overall at Care Center 5km - 16:47
    • 1st Overall at DOXA 3.2mi - 18:09
    • 2nd Overall at Elkmont Rails to Trails 10km - 35:48
    Team members that look to be on the rise for October include Greg Reynolds, Tim Vinson and Marty Clarke.