It would be difficult to look through the 2017 Buffalo Run results and not see LRC Racing names scattered all over the top finishers. On the women's side, the LRC women walked away with the top 8 finisher spots. At the end of the 5 mile race, Mary Hillis (30:13), Hayley Sutter (30:55), Bridget Easley (31:03), Anna Hazard (31:12), Michelle Paxton (1st Masters, 31:24), Frankie Petersen (32:02), Amy McCracken (33:51) and Michelle Schmidt (33:52) all found themselves with various overall and age group awards. Mary now moves up to 2nd on the Top 10 list, while Anna Hazard's time puts her 7th on the list.
The men's side was more competitive, but LRC still had five of the top ten. Andrew Jacob (3rd OA, 27:46) led the way, with Ryan Hruska (4th OA, 27:55) and Ryan Regnier (5th OA, 1st Masters, 28:06) not far behind. Brian Wandzilak (6th OA, 1st AG, 28:44) and Connor Bohlken (9th OA, 1st AG, 29:25) rounded out the top ten finishers. Austin McKillip also ra, finishing 4th in his age group with a time of 31:31.
In addition to Ryan Regnier, the master's men ran at nearly full force with Craig Christians (1st AG, 30:52), Troy Krause (1st AG, 31:01), Jeff Hansen (2nd AG, 32:17), Jason Schmaderer (3rd AG, 32:38), Brett Daugherty (3rd AG, 32:55), Kevin Burke (4th AG, 33:29), Brian Kelly (2nd AG, 35:33) and Kerry McDermott (2nd AG, 35:59) also represented LRC Racing.
LRC Racing also sent a team to the Augustana Twilight Cross Country meet on September 1st in Sioux Falls, SD. Led by Nolan Zimmer who finished the 4 mile race in 20:05.51 (18th overall), the team made up of Jacob Olson (20:38.67), Nolan Border (20:58.66), Ryan Regnier (22:06.8) and Connor Bohlken (22:32.68) finished 13th out of 26 teams, beating teams like Doane, Dordt, Morningside, Midland and Wayne State.
Even further back, on Saturday, August 19th, LRC Racing competed at the 19th Annual Arrows to Aerospace Downhill Mile. Erica Doering took the women's title in a time of 5:07.5, while, Tim Meyer (4th, 4:33.6), Joe Coil (5th, 4:35.6) and Andrew Jacob (7th , 4:51.3) competed for the men.
Next up for many will be either the Woody Greeno Cross Country Invitational this Saturday morning at Pioneers Park in Lincoln or Market to Market Relay on September 30th.