The M2M was an exciting race again this year. In the Open division, LRC and Team Nebraska battled it out until the end, when LRC finished 45 seconds ahead of Team Nebraska. The men’s team finished second in 7:04:38 (5:23 pace). The team was led by team captain Justin Mollak, and consisted of Colin Morrissey, Eric Rasmussen, David Bohlken, Matt Heesch, Peter Falcon, and Cheto Cerda.
The women’s team dominated again this year, reclaiming their M2M Women’s team title. The women crossed the line in 9:03:12 (6:54 pace), which was 16 minutes ahead of the next women’s team. The women’s team was led by team captain Barbra Wehde, and consisted of Joy Schulz, Shawna Young, Blake Wageman, Shannon Mauser-Suing, Alex Cassar, and Meghan Schneider.
The mixed team also performed well. They finished in third place in 8:32:51 (6:30 pace). The team was led by team captain Kyle Johnson, and consisted of Jimmie Doherty, Dylan Wilson, Suzanne Higgins, Andrea Bowen, Kristen Ramm, and new teammate Casey Kear.
Jeremy Morris won the men’s division of the M2M 50K on Saturday. He finished the course in 3:43:22. Not far behind, Todd Nott finished as the second overall male and first masters male in 3:46:30. On the women’s side, Jennifer Freeman was the second female overall and first in her age division to finish the 50K in 4:18:29. Natalie Jetensky finished as the third woman overall but the first masters female in 4:24:30.
Perfect weather conditions led to some PRs at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13th. Cory Logsdon finished in 2:46:56 despite hamstring issues. York Thomas finished in 2:48:46.
Megan Zavorka had a nice PR of 2:50:49, which placed her as the 40th female. Natalie Como ran a second best time of 3:01:26, cracking the top 100 female. Natalie has had less than ideal training conditions this year in the Arizona heat. Haleigh Riggle continued to improve with another big PR of 3:06:27. Haleigh chopped an additional 3 and a half minutes off of her time since her previous PR from Boston this year.
The next big event for Team Nebraska is the Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon, where we have several athletes competing in both races.