In the 10k, Michael Rathje was the first LRC member to finish (4th overall) in a time of 33:12. Eric Noel was not far behind in 5th (33:23) and then Chad Sellers (34:19), Brian Wandzilak (35:34), Brian Kelley (37:32) and Darin Schlake (39:18) rounded out the rest of the men’s team in 10th, 14th, 18th and 25th, respectively. The LRC Men beat the second overall team (LRC Women) by nearly 5 1/2 minutes and the next open team by 9:51 per mile.
Speaking of the women, they beat the next women’s team by 7 1/2 minutes per mile with an impressive 1-2-3 finish. The team was lead by Michelle Paxton in her debut for LRC Racing. Michelle won the overall women’s race in a time of 38:44, which places her 4th on the all-time charts. Teammate Hayley Sutter finished second (39:13), with Amber Sargent coming in third (39:43). Nora Youngs rounded out the team scoring as she ran a time of 41:09 (6th overall).
Maureen Larsen also had a busy weekend and she headed south for some racing. Maureen competed in the Hospital Hill 5k on Friday night (19:56, 2nd overall) and then in the half marathon on Saturday morning (1:29:31, 4th overall). Maureen’s time lowers both her 5th Top 10 time and her master’s record.
LRC Racing will have several athletes competing in the Grandma’s Half/Full Marathon in Duluth on June 21st.