o Jamie Frink & Tim Twietmeyer – 3:35 Pacers – Time: 3:33:34 & 3:34:55…Nailed it!
o Jim Kepfer – 4:10 Pacer – Time: 4:09:58…Nailed it!
o Lee McKinley – 3:40 Pacer – Time: 3:39:46…Nailed it!
o Michael Cook – 3:15 Pacer – Time: 3:14:50…Nailed it!
o Bailey Shykowski ran 3:23:26 and was 2nd in her age group!!! “Bailey finished with a 3:23:26 which put her in 2nd place for 19 and under female, 194th female, and 970th overall. She also qualified for Boston. I’m very proud of her (written by Jason).”
o Kristen Klink ran 5:19:12. Way to go!
o Melissa Penwell ran 3:17:59! Awesome! “I was happy I went for it and happy with my time. I would have liked to stay at 7:30s at the end, but was happy I was able to push through at almost the same pace and not hit any major walls.”
o Sandy Baker ran 4:16:32. Way to go! SANDY ALSO GOT INTO WESTERN STATES THE DAY BEFORE! “I had a really good race. Stayed with the 4 hr group till the half marathon then decided to back off and enjoy the day. Finished in 4:16 still smiling and savoring my Western States 2015 entry.”
o Scott Eckardt ran 4:02:22 He felt great until mile 21 where his knee started hurting. Way to persevere Scott!
o Troy Outman ran 3:37:21. His first ½ went great but unfortunately he was drained by the last half due to a cold he got a few days before. Way to persevere Troy!! “It wasn't the grand experience I trained for but I found strength beyond myself. Sometimes God doesn't give us what we ask for; sometimes he gives us much more. Yes, I would have loved to have had a fast smooth race, but thankful I have a God that is there to get me through life and running a marathon can be a lot like life...it's not always easy but with God's strength you can keep moving forward.”
o Catch Us If You Can – Robin Soares & college roomies/friends – 16th year for team! - 3:27:15!
o CIMfast – Stephanie Holloway & Friends – 3:44:39. “The race went well! I finished the half at 1:52. They relay exchange at: 1:54.”
o FCA Endurance – Troy Soares & Karen Nickel – 3rd in Open Coed Relay! – 3:06:44! It was a half marathon PR of 1:36:51 for Karen!
o First Big Run – Jason Shykowski & Hope - 23rd Open Coed Relay! – 3:37:57. “Hope and my relay team (3 people) finished 3:37:57, 21st coed team, and 113th overall relay team. It was Hope and Matt’s (a friend from work) first competitive run. Hope ran around an 8:57 mile and I averaged 7:37. Hope ran the opening 5.9 miles and I ran the middle 14.5 miles. We had a great time.”
o Sovereign Sandals (Great organization that gives to victims of trafficking) – Todd Osterberg, Nick Elcock (Founder of Sovereign Sandals) _ 37th in Coed Open – 3:49:36.
o Rachel Gunsalus finished 5th in her age group on a very grueling course; “It was beautiful, and brutal!”
· Western States Lottery Winners. Congrats!
o David Carder!
o Rachel Grimm!
o Sandy Baker!
o Did I miss anyone?