LRC Kicks Off 2013 Campaign at Leprechaun Chase


LRC Racing kicked off it’s 2013 racing season at the Leprechaun Chase at Mahoney State Park in Omaha, Neb. LRC had seven athletes competing in the Leprechaun Chase which is put on by LRC Racing alum, Ben Cohoon. The Leprechaun Chase is a 10k race that gives the women a 5-½ minute head start over the men.

For the men, LRC’s Tom Nichols and Neil Wolford took 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Nichols completed the 10k course in just over 33 minutes (33:03) and Wolford was not too far behind with a finishing time of 33:19. Eric Noel was the next LRC athlete to cross the line when he finished in 9th place with a time of 34:11. Austin McKillip (18th/38:42) and Derek Sekora (43rd/42:11) also competed in the race for LRC.

LRC had two female competitors in the race and came away with an impressive showing. Frankie Petersen was the first female competitor to cross the line when she finished the race with a time of 38:34. With the 5-½ minute head start, Petersen was only caught by the top two male competitors. LRC also had Adeline Hohman competing in the race. Hohman was the 8th female to cross the line as she finished the race with a time of 42:40. For complete results of the Leprechaun Chase Click Here.

For most LRC athletes, the next race will be the 2013 State Farm Run held on March 23rd at State Farm (222 S. 84th Street, Lincoln, Neb.). In the 5k, Adeline Hohman, Cole Marolf, Tom Nichols, Derek Sekora, and Logan Watley will represent LRC. In the 10-mile Run, LRC will have Andrew Jacob, Hannah Kinberg, Maria LongeneckerEric Noel, Frankie Petersen, Mike Rathje, Ryan Regnier, Neil Wolford, and Nora Youngs competing. The 10-mile Run will begin at 9:00am and the 5k will follow it with a start time of 9:10am. 

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