2016 DTRA

The 31st Annual Downtown Runaround in Columbus, NE signifies the 6th anniversary for LRC Racing as a competitive team in Nebraska.  While historically the team has had a large contingent of runners at the race, 2016 was a more challenging year as many runners are coming off “down time” of training, injury, and in some cases, both.  The women led the way this past Saturday as Michelle Paxton (30:27) wom the women’s race, with Michelle Schmidt (32:46) and Amy McCracken (33:04) finished second and fourth, respectively. Amy was the first overall masters woman to finish the race and all three women are now on the team’s top 10 charts for the 5 mile distance.

​On the men’s side, Neil Wolford (9th OA, 29:13) and Charles Smith (1st Masters, 10th OA, 29:32) placed in the top 10 for the men, while Logan Watley (11th, 29:49) just missed out on a top 10 placing.  Darin Schlake (2nd AG, 31:23) and Kevin Burke (1st AG, 33:12) also represented the masters team with top age group finishes.

Next up for the team will be the NE USATF 5k Championships at the Thunder Run in Lincoln, NE, followed by the NE USATF Mile Championships in Bellevue at the Arrows to Aerospace downhill mile.

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