RMR harriers competed in three different races this past weekend.
Rachel Ward and Sean Keveren traveled down to Raleigh, North Carolina to compete at Raleigh Relays. Conditions were sub-par as rain fell most of the evening. For Ward, it was the first time on a track in two years. That did not intimidate Ward as she led for part of this race. Ward finished 5th in a time of 16:09.65. Keveren ran the 10,000m, the last event on the track on Friday evening. Keveren finished 26th in a time of 30:13.54. Results can be found below.
Results: 2014 Raleigh Relays
Back in Charlottesville, Dave Hryvniak and Sarah Breevoort toed the line in the 39th annual Charlottesville Ten Miler. While it did not rain during the event, the rain from the night before left behind wet roads and high humidity. Hryvniak battled with RMR summer intern Greg Jantzen over the first six miles before having calf cramps the second half of the race. Jantzen went on to win the race in a time of 55:07 and Hryvniak finished runner up in a time of 56:16. Breevoort won her age group in a time of 1:09:25. Other RMR contributors that ran were Dana Thiele who was second in her age group and Harry Landers, who was fifth in his age group. Dr. Wilder volunteered at the event, heading up the medical tent at the finish. Thomas Adam, Bert Jacoby, and Charlotte Browning helped out at the corner water stop as well. Results and an article on the race written by Rachel Ward can be found below.
Results: 2014 Charlottesville Ten Miler
Last but not least, Charlie Hurt and Melissa Rittenhouse competed in nearby Richmond, Virginia in Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. Unfortunately Hurt experienced a runner’s nightmare prior to the race. Prior to warming up, Hurt put his bag near the start so it would be close by for the start of the race. When he returned, his bag was gone, his flats and jersey included. With no bib number and no racing flats, he was unable to compete. Rittenhouse was able to race and ran 39:28, good enough for 19th place. Results can be found below.
Results: 2014 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k