|Racing Team Member||Finishing Time|
Maryland road races are few and far between in January, but Caroline Bauer traveled to Florida to participate in the Key West Half Marathon. She placed sixth overall and second among women, running a time of 1:23:06.
The racing team got a rare opportunity to dress up in non-running clothes to attend the annual Striders Banquet. Several racing team members received yearly awards at the banquet.
|Most Improved Runner of the Year - Female||Caroline Bauer|
|Most Improved Runner of the Year - Male||Mark Landree|
|Senior Grand Master Runner of the Year - Male||Mick Slonaker|
|Grand Master Runner of the Year - Male||Tunde Morakinyo|
|Master Runner of the Year - Female||Kelly Westlake|
|Master Runner of the Year - Male||Jason Tripp|
|Runner of the Year - Female||Julia Roman-Duval|
|Runner of the Year - Male||Eric Schuler|
Racing team members at the annual banquet and awards ceremony
The racing team welcomed two new members to the team in January. Amanda Beal, a former runner at the University of Pittsburgh, joined the Elite Team after running qualifying times at Clyde's 10K and the Down's Park 5 Miler. Adam Wytko rejoined the Development Team after taking some time off due to injuries.
The Racing Team will begin February with the Striders Penguin Pace 5K on February 5th at the Bain Center in Columbia, MD. They will also compete in the RRCA Club Challenge 10M on February 26th at Howard Community College.