Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weekend Results

While the racing schedule has lightened up since the fall and moving toward Rocket City Marathon, this weekend still featured some impressive performances from the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team.

Starting in Sacramento at the California International Marathon on Sunday, where Eric Charette improved his personal best by 10 minutes and 31 seconds by running 2:43:40 and placing 94th overall of 8,000 registered runners.  The competition was steep as the top 150 runners were under 2:50:00 and 290 runners were under the 3 hour mark.  14 American Women met the 2:47 time barrier to make the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.  After splitting the half marathon in 1:20:07 (and in 115th place) Eric gained 21 places with a late surge once the course crossed the American River in the final 5km.

Official Results

Locally in Huntsville, many team members were logging final miles for the upcoming marathon, but some chose to run the Over the River and Through the Woods 5 miler on the newly completed Hampton Cove Greenway.  Rob Youngren narrowly missed out on the overall win by 15 seconds, placing 2nd overall in a time of 29:43.  Kathy Youngren notched yet another win with a 34:58 and took 10th place overall.

Official Results

2 Robert Youngren - 29:43
10 Kathy Youngren - 34:58
18 Joey Butler - 7:31

The annual running of Frosty Freeze in Decatur was also this weekend and Jon Elmore posted a strong 2nd place overall finish with another sub 18 minute 5km!

Official Results

2 Elmore, Jon 17:59.96
6 Schotz, Eric 19:22.09
12 Rawlings, David 20:29.60
19 Rawlings, Lisa 21:26.19