Lee Anderson and Bridget Easley ran the Twin Cities 10 Mile on October 5th. Anderson finished in 57:43 and Easley ran 1:01:08. Haleigh Riggle finished the Twin Cities Marathon in a new PR of 3:05:16, while York Thomas competed in the USA Marathon Championships at the Twin Cities Marathon and finished in 2:42:54.
Market to Market Relay and 50K had some great results on October 11th. The Team Nebraska Men’s team won the Open Division in 7:43:00, despite getting off course for 18 minutes. The men’s team consisted of Cory Logsdon, Peter Falcon, Cheto Cerda, David Bohlken, Lee Anderson, Luka Thor, Casey Kear, and Josiah Belzer. The Team Nebraska Women’s team battled with Women Run Nebraska for the first several legs, until Team Nebraska pulled away for the win in 8:48:17. Barbara Wehde, Kayte Partch, Bridget Easley, Kira Vincent, Amy Bagge, Breelan Kear, and Leslie Van Winkle made up the women’s team.
In the Market to Market 50K, Todd Nott finished as the 7th overall male and 1st masters in 3:42:49. Mike Morrison finished 8th overall male in 3:47:47. Jennifer Freeman finished as the 3rd female in 4:06:03.
Several Team Nebraska athletes ran the Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon on October 19th. Luka Thor finished 7th overall in the marathon with a four-minute PR in 2:22:28. David Bohlken ran his debut marathon in 2:45:20, finishing as the 18th male. Matt Heesch finished in 2:53:48. Shannon Suing finished as the 4th female in the half marathon with a PR in 1:21:47. Megan Thomas finished as the 5th female in 1:23:04, and Leslie Van Winkle ran a PR of 1:28:26.
The Governor’s Cup 15K and 5K were in Lincoln on October 19th. Team Nebraska went 1-2 in the 5K, with Pierce Tallichet and Casey Kear finishing in 16:24 and 16:57, respectively. Breelan Kear finished as the 2nd female in 19:35. Tim McGargill finished 13th in the 15K in 1:02:44.
Jeff Yau made his Team Nebraska debut and marathon debut at the Denver Rock n’ Roll Marathon on October 19th. Jeff finished in 4:08:59.
Todd Nott finished 2nd overall and 1st masters in the Ranch Run 10 Mile Trail Race held in Elkhorn on October 19th. He finished the course in 1:13:27.
Team Nebraska had a strong showing at the WNCC Fall Frolic in Scottsbluff on October 18th. Geoff Groskopf finished the 10K in second place with a time of 39:25. Ryan Larson was next, crossing the line in 3rd place in 41:18. Meghan Schneider was the first female and 5th place overall finisher in 42:02.