The women’s race had to be one of the closest races ever to be held at the event. Hayley Sutter (30:28) took first place, with Team Nebraska’s Shannon Suing (30:29) in second. Hayley’s teammate, Frankie Petersen finished third (30:33), while Team Nebraska’s Bridget Easley finished just behind in fourth (30:41). Maureen Larsen finished as the first female master’s and fifth overall as she ran a time of 32:26. Ann Bauermeister also competed for LRC as she ran a time of 36:26. Hayley’s time is a new team record, breaking Frankie Petersen’s old team record by 0:22 seconds.
In the men’s race, LRC took seven of the top ten spots. Cole Marolf led the way in 26:18 (2nd), Andrew Jacob finished in 26:29 (4th) and Neil Wolford crossed the line at 26:39 (5th). Places 6, 7, 9 and 10 were taken by Jason Zakaras (26:59), Ivan Ivanov (27:00), Jacob Kaemmer (27:16) and Ryan Regnier (27:21). Brian Wandzilak (28:03), Derek Sekora (28:47), Brian Kelley (29:46), Jason Schmaderer (30:02), Craig Christians (30:09) and Darin Schlake (30:18) also all competed for LRC. 60% of the team’s top 10 charts were rewritten as Cole (3rd), Andrew (4th), Neil (6th), Ivan (8th), Jacob (9th) and Ryan (10th) all improved upon the team’s all-time charts. Every single one of the LRC Masters runners ran a Top 10 master’s time.
In Sioux Falls, SD, Logan Watley ran the half marathon race, finishing 15th place in a time of 1:16:26. Chad Sellers also competed in the Twin Rivers YMCA Freedom Run, finishing 4th in a time of 1:14:40.