A few hours later, Donna Wecker and Caroline Bauer took on the challenge extended by the "Dreaded Druid Hills" of Baltimore. Donna continued to impress, not only finishing as the first grand master, but also taking the award for top female overall with a time of 43:47! Caroline was not far back. taking third in a time of 44:27.
Sunday proved to be another showcase of Strider female talent, with the grandmaster women in particular putting on a "master class" for their competition. In her debut as a part of the elite women, Samantha Matthews finished in 19:37, good for 12th place. Samantha was followed by the ageless Pat Wilkerson, who continues to run blazing fast times year over year. Her 20:04 got her 15th overall and first grandmaster. After Pat was Janeth Scott, who just squeaked under 21 minutes (20:55) and took 1st in the 50-54 age group. Janeth was followed by Dorothy Beckett, whose 21:38 was good for 2nd in the 50-54 group. Finally, Tacy Powers rounded out the list of superb times by crossing the line in 22:23 (5th in 40-45).
Congrats to all! This coming weekend looks to be very hot and humid, so be careful if you are racing!