Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February 2017

Racing team members began February with the annual Penguin Pace 5K. The yearly event supports the Bain Senior Center in Columbia, MD, which also serves start and finish for the race. The Bain Center also hosts the post-race brunch provided by the Elkridge Furnace Inn, a race sponsor. The racing team cleaned up the awards at the Penguin Pace, sweeping the top 3 overall awards on both the men's and women's side. Many racing team members also won age group awards. Performances by racing team members are highlighted below. Click here for full results

Women's Results
1Caroline Bauer19:061st overall
2Beth Hannon19:321st 30-39
3Amanda Beal20:242nd 30-39
5Linda Lou O'Connor22:061st 40-49
6Tammy Liu Hermstein22:471st 50-59
Men's Results
1Andrew Madison17:081st overall
2Adam Wytko17:371st 30-39
3Mark Loeffler17:562nd 30-39
5Mark Landree18:142nd 40-49
10Mark Eagles18:552nd 20-29
13Brian Shadrick19:17
14Tunde Morakinyo19:241st 50-59
16Ed Wilson19:532nd 50-59
20John Chall20:353rd 50-59
35Bobby Gessler22:351st 60-69

John Chall and Tunde Morakinyo, Penguin Pace 50-59 age group winners

Adam Wytko and Mark Loeffler, Penguin Pace 30-39 age group winners

Brian Shadrick went up to Druid Hill Park in Baltimore for the Cupid's Crush 5 Miler. He placed 8th overall in 33:27 and won first place masters.
Brian Shadrick

The racing team wrapped up February with their most important race of the year: the RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler! Each year, the racing team represents the Striders against all other running clubs in Maryland and DC. The women's team, not bothered by the strong winds, took home a collection of trophies. They won the overall, under-40, and grand-master team awards while placing 2nd in the master's division. On the men's side, the grand-master's team finished 2nd, just 5 points behind the winning Montgomery County team. They placed 3rd in all other divisions (overall, under-40, and master's), losing to rivals Georgetown and Falls Road running clubs in each division. Julia Roman-Duval was victorious individually with a winning time of 1:00:04. Andrew Madison led the men's team, placing 8th overall in a time of 54:05. Click here for all individual and team results.

Women's Results
1Julia Roman-Duval1:00:04
4Caroline Bauer1:02:03
9Beth Hannon1:03:48
11Tori Berard1:04:09
16Amanda Beal1:06:03
45Linda-Lou O'Connor1:12:14
69Tammy Liu Hermstein1:17:17
Men's Results
8Andrew Madison54:05
10Eric Schuler54:17
11Carlos Renjifo54:20
23Kevin Ford56:25
28Mark Buschman57:00
34Luke Janik58:13
37Craig Lebro58:40
42Mark Loeffler59:23
44Adam Wytko59:26
51Jason Tripp1:00:12
54Ryan Bull1:00:27
92Ed Wilson1:04:41
112Tunde Morakinyo1:06:14
151Yasuo Oda1:09:31
152John Chall1:09:28

Racing team members at the RRCA Club Challenge 10M

Finally, the racing team welcomed Luke Janik as its newest member. Luke currently attends Northeastern University in Boston where he competes with the school running club. He is currently working a Co-Op in the Maryland area for several months.