LRC Racing sent seven athletes to compete in the 2012 Des Moines Half/Full Marathon on Sunday, October 21st. The race produced 2 new LRC records, and 5 athletes with personal best times. On the men’s side, LRC Racing had an impressive showing, placing 4 runners in the top 25. Neil Wolford led the way, placing 9th overall with a new personal best and LRC Racing record of 1:11:13. He was followed by Mike Rathjewho in his debut placed 14th with a time of 1:12:55. Next in for LRC Racing was newcomer, Andrew Jacob, who joins LRC after competing collegiately for Midland Lutheran, and post-collegiately for Team Nebraska. Jacob placed 17th with a time of 1:14:48. Logan Watley placed 22nd overall with a time of 1:17:54, despite only treating the race as a test run for the NYC Marathon in November. Ben Cohoon also ran a new personal best by placing 36th overall with a time of 1:22:20. Tom Nichols also ran the Full-Marathon after competing in the Twin Cities Marathon just two weeks ago. Nichols ran the first half in 1:13:55, but struggled the final half on his way to a 3:10:17.
On the women’s side LRC’s Hannah Kinberg and Malaina Huebert had an impressive showing in their half-marathon debut. Kinberg was the 5th female to cross the line, running a new LRC Racing record of 1:21:54. Huebert also came in 8th place overall, running 1:28:08. Kinberg and Huebert were the first two females in their age group to cross the line. For Results from the Des Moines Half Marathon Click here.
In Lincoln, LRC Racing had seven athletes compete in the Art/FX Governor’s Cup. In the 15k, Frankie Petersen came away with the women’s individual title, running a time of 1:02:27. This time is a LRC Racing record at this distance. On the men’s side Ryan Regnier took runner-up with a time of 55:34. Regnier was followed by Tom Woods who came in 3rd place with a time of 57:00. For results from the Governor’s Cup 15k Click here.
In the 5k, Brian Wandzilak (18:05) and Austin McKillip (18:07) led the way for LRC, placing 5th and 6th respectively. On the women’s side, Adeline Hohmanplaced 2nd for LRC with a time of 20:40. Nora Youngs also came in 4th place with a time of 21:18. For results from the Governor’s Cup 5k Click here.
Next up, LRC will have Logan Watley competing in the New York City Marathon on November 4th. Watley goes into the race with a marathon PR of 2:50:59, which he ran at the 2011 Chicago Marathon. LRC will also have several athletes taking part in the 34th Living History Farms race in Urbandale, Iowa on Saturday November 17th.