Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010 Fleet Feet Racing Team Athletes of the Year

It was a great year for the entire Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team from Huntsville in 2010.  The annual awards for Outstanding Female and Male Athletes of the Year were handed out last night.  Amongst the nominees were the previous Athletes of the Month, Tim Vinson, Rob Youngren, Eric Charette, Blake Thompson, Donald Bowman, Kathy Youngren, Brandon York and Candace Jacobs.  Their monthly accomplishments are listed below.

In the end, the Team Advisory board selected Candace Jacobs and Eric Charette as Female and Male Athletes of the year.  Here is a list of accomplishments for each athlete that helped them to earn this honor.

Candace Jacobs

  • 9 times first female overall (Winter Winds 2 mile, Winter Winds 4 mile, Monte Sano 10km, Spooktacular 5km, Jingle Bell 5km, Huntsville Half Marathon)
  • 4 state age records (Spooktacular 5km, Winter Winds 4 mile, Monte Sano 15km, Huntsville 1/2M)
  • 5+ 2nd place finishes
  • 1st FOA Huntsville Half Marathon, State Age Record, State Champion
  • 1st FOA Rocket City Marathon - 2:54:20 (personal best)
  • Personal bests at every distance raced this year
  • 2010 Huntsville Track Club Open Female Gran Prix Series Winner
  • Honorable mention athlete of the Month in November
  • Athlete of the Month in October

Eric Charette

  • 9 overall wins (Winter Winds 2M, Spring Zing 5km, Keyes Peak Trail Marathon, Windsor Rodeo 10km, DOXA 5km, Care Center 5km, Xterra Monte Sano 5km, Turkey Trot 5km)
  • 8 times 2nd place
  • 24 times top 3 overall
  • 2nd OA at Life Without Limits Half Marathon in 1:15:32 (season best for team)
  • Personal bests set at 2M, 5km, 10M, 1/2M, Marathon, 50M
  • 2 mile at Winter Winds - 10:38 (season best for team)
  • 5km in Liz Hurley in 16:36
  • 50 miles at Delano Park in 7:14:16 (207th fastest time in US in 2010)
  • Marathon at California International Marathon in 2:43:40
  • 11th fastest time ever Mount Cheaha 50km 4:54:07
  • 2nd fastest time ever 172 mile Pinhoti Trail (Alabama section) 4 days 5 hours 39 minutes
  • 2010 Huntsville Track Club Open Male Gran Prix Series Runner Up
  • Honorable mention athlete of the Month in July, August, September, October, November

Athlete of the Month November

Rob Youngren
  • Dizzy 50's - 40 mile title in 6:35:21
  • Huntsville Half Marathon 8th overall - 1:19:33 (personal record)

Athletes of the Month October

Brandon York
  • 1st overall Spooktacular 5km - 15:19 (Team season best)
  • 2nd overall Liz Hurley 5km - 15:44
  • 1st overall Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15km - 50:04 (Team season best)
Candace Jacobs
  • 1st female overall (13th overall) Spooktacular 5km - 17:34 (State age record & Team season best)
  • 1st overall Liz Hurley 5km - 17:55
  • 1st female overall (12th overall) Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15km - 58:37 (State age record & Team season best)

Athletes of the Month September

Kathy Youngren
  • 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

Athlete of the Month August

Donald Bowman
  • 1st overall 17:07 Brooke Hill 5km
  • 1st overall 16:57 Running of the Bulls 5km (Season best)

Athlete of the Month July

Blake Thompson
  • 3rd overall 18:05 Firecracker 5km (personal record)
  • 4th overall 18:50 Paint the Streets 5km
  • 1st overall 4:41:00 Big Butt 50km
  • 8th overall 18:45 Cross Country 3miler 7/6
  • 3rd overall 19:19 Cross Country 3miler 7/13
  • 7th overall 19:02 Cross Country 3miler 7/20

Athlete of the Month June

Eric Charette
  • 1st overall Keyes Peak Trail Marathon 3:19
  • 3rd overall at Alabama A&M 10km

Athlete of the Month May

Rob Youngren
  • Set the fastest known time on the 335 mile Pinhoti Trail in a time of 6 days 8 hours 48 minutes

Athlete of the Month April

Tim Vinson
  • 2:41:20 at Boston Marathon
  • 1st OA at Running Wild 1/2 marathon