Donald Cowart traveled to New York, New York to compete at the Great Dane Classic held at the Armory. The race was fast and competitive this time of year, with the top four under 4:05 and less than a second and a half between them. Cowart was leading until the final straightaway but was passed at the end, finishing in 2nd in a time of 4:02.92. This race was a great rust buster for Donnie and prepares him well for another competitive mile at the Armory in two weeks. Results can be found below.
Results: 2012 Great Dane Classic
Louise Knudson and Melissa Rittenhouse toed the line at the Olympic Marathon Trials held in Houston, Texas. Although Knudson and Rittenhouse had subpar days on the road, both gutted it out and finished the best they could on that day. Louise finished in 2:49:00 for 114th place and Melissa crossed the line in 2:49:40 for 120th place. For Rittenhouse this was her third appearance at the Olympic Marathon Trials, a very impressive accomplishment showing consistent excellence for over a decade. For Knudson this was her first trip to the trials and a positive experience for the coming years. Congratulations to both women for hitting the standard and representing RMR well in Houston.
Results: 2012 Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials