Congratulations to Kyrsten Sinema who ran the ACLI Capital Challenge 5K today in Washington D.C. This is an annual race where members of Congress and the media get to race. Kyrsten defended her title from last year as Fastest Woman in Congress with a PR time of 24:14! Way to go, Kyrsten!
Great weekend of racing, everyone! Congratulations to Adela Riehle (pictured) for completing the tough Ironman Texas in a time of 15:38. Adela dealt with 83-degree temperatures, 80% humidity, and high winds on race day. Nice job, Adela! In Europe, Kim Essendrup finished the St. Polten 70.3 race in Austria in a PR time of 6:31! Kim will be racing Roth in July.
In AZ, our athletes raced in the Tempe International Sprint and Olympic races, as well as the Goodyear Dash & Splash. Best weather we’ve seen in years this late into the spring season!
Goodyear Dash & Splash
Kory McCarthy – 38:23 – 1st overall male!
Tempe International Sprint
Peter Ney – 1:07 – 1st in AG
CJ Ketterer – 1:22 – 1st in AG
Preston Miller – 1:28 – 1st in AG
Darren West – 1:09 – 2nd in AG
Clay Clark – 1:31 – 2nd in AG
Jona Davis – 1:13 – 2nd in AG
Kathy Stanley – 1:16 – 2nd in AG
Shashani Marcus – 1:33 – 2nd in Athena div.
Heather Stein – 1:30 – 5th in AG
Barb Wang – 1:33 – 6th in AG
Tempe International Olympic
Kevin La Ra – 2:24 – 4th in AG
Pat Devine – 2:31 – 6th in AG
Tali Klip – 2:34 – 2nd in AG and 10th overall female two weeks after racing Wildflower!
Mark Livingston – 2:35 – 11th in AG
Mike Haenel – 2:56 – 19th in AG
Dana Kennedy – 3:05 – 3rd in AG
Not many races this past weekend but one BIG one will do. Congratulations to Peter Lofquist who competed in the Arizona S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge. This event consists of four ultra-swims in local lakes completed in four days (Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Apache Lake, Roosevelt Lake). Peter completed 3 of the 4 races (he did not complete the 17 mile Apache Lake Swim due to high winds and dangerous conditions).
Peter swam the 8.5-mile Saguaro Lake swim in 4 hours 30 min, the 8.2-mile Canyon Lake Swim in 4 hours 36 min, and the 6.7-mile Roosevelt Lake Swim in 3 hours 55 min. Peter will be racing Arizona 70.3 in the fall. Doubtful that the 1.2-mile swim there will even register as a blip on his radar.
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend at Tempe International, and to Adela Riehle, who is racing IM Texas!
Wildflower, St. George 70.3, Esprit de She, Whiskey Row Half Marathon, Flying Pig Marathon, Chino Grinder, Tri-Zona Olympic
Lots of races this past weekend and plenty of strong results! Special congrats to Tali Klip, Brian Toncray, Sharon Johnston, Dwight Lundell, and Andy Wall who raced two of the tougher Half Ironmans out there in Wildflower and St. George.
Whiskey Row Half Marathon
Andy Cashetta – 1:56 – 8th in AG
Flying Pig Marathon
Frank Smith – 4:35 – this was Frank’s 8th marathon in the past three weeks!
St George 70.3
Andy Wall – 8:16 – Andy will be racing IMAZ this fall.
Sharon Johnston – 6:12 – 6th in AG.
Dwight Lundell (CC alum) – 6:38 – 1st in AG! Dwight and Sharon will be racing at IM Hawaii in Oct.
Wildflower Long Course Half Ironman IM (North America’s Toughest Half Ironman)
Tali Klip – 6:06 – 2nd in AG! This was a huge result in a highly competitive field at the toughest race in the US!
Brian Toncray – 6:10 – 31st in AG. Brian and Tali will be racing IMAZ this fall.
Esprit de She Sprint
Kathy Stanley – 1:20 – PR! 6th overall and 1st in AG!
Beth Lofquist – 1:32 – 4th in AG.
Barb Wang – 1:35 – 5th in AG.
Sherrie Logg – 1:40 – 9th in AG.
Esprit de She Olympic
Dana Kennedy – 2:59 – PR! 5th in AG.
Ashley Crossman – 2:53 – 4th in AG. Ashley is racing IMCDA in June.
Kristin Patterson – 2:54 – 4th in AG.
Kyrsten Sinema – 3:17 – 16th in AG.
Joan McGue – 3:41 – 2nd in AG.
Chino Grinder off Gravel Bike Race
Jona Davis – 3rd place overall!
Heather Wilson – 2:44 – 1st in AG!
Eero Allison – 2:36 – 1st in AG!
Nice job everyone!!!!
Galveston 70.3, Rocky Point Tri, Pat’s Run, Cottonwood 20K TT, Answer to the Challenge Bike, Whiskey Off-road 30-mile and 50-mile,
A great weekend for racing and training–gotta love the stormy weather! CC athletes competed in a wide variety of events this past weekend, but we’d like to congratulate Patrick Haenel (pictured second from left) for his race at the Galveston 70.3 in Texas. Patrick finished in a nice 5:10 and took 3rd place in his AG. This qualified him for the 70.3 World Championships to be held in Austria later this summer. Patrick has only been at this sport for a couple of seasons now, but has shown rock steady improvement all the way!
Patrick Haenel – 5:10 – 3rd in AG –qualified for World Championships!
Rocky Point Sprint
Andrea Aker – 1:14 – 2nd in AG – this was Andrea’s first ever tri!
Rocky Point Olympic
Kyrsten Sinema – 3:11 – 7th in AG
Dana Kennedy – 2:55 – 2nd in AG – PR!
Ken Mantay – 43:33 – Ken will be racing Roth later this summer.
Eero Allison – 30:27
Heather Wilson – 30:52 – PR!
Cottonwood 20K TT
Peter Ney – 30:07 (24.8mph) – 2nd in Masters+ division
Answer to the Challenge Bike Ride (92 miles, 10,000’ of climbing)
Sue Frome – 7:39
Whiskey Off Road 30 mile MTB
Mark Livingston – 3:21 – Mark is racing IMAZ later this year.
Whiskey Off Road 50 Miler
Darren West – 5:52 – Darren is a long time Ironman athlete.
Good luck to every racing Esprit de She this weekend and to Tali Klip and Brian Toncray who are racing the Wildflower Long Course Tri!!
“Marathon” Frank Smith just finished day number three of the Riverboat marathon series (7 marathons in 7 days in 7 states). He finished the first two days right around 5 hours and went 5:24 today over a hilly trail course in Kentucky. Tennessee is tomorrow! Keep it up Frank!
We lucked out with great weather this weekend, which resulted in some great times and many PR’s! Three of our athletes took first in their age groups: Jona Davis with a 2:30 in the Olympic, and Tali Klip and Kevin La Ra in the sprint, with times of 1:17 and 1:10 respectively.
We must report on the legend, Frank Smith, who completed Day 1 of the Riverboat Series, the first of seven marathons in seven days in seven states. Day 1 was yesterday and he finished in 5:01. Only 6 more to go this week!
And Mark Livingston ran the St. Louis ½ marathon this weekend and he finished in an impressive 1:37 and took 14th in his AG. The 1:37 was a PR for him by over 15 min!
Lindsey Buckman 2:01 16th
Clay Clark 1:40 5th
Dana Kennedy 1:28 7th
CJ Ketterer 1:25 3rd
Tali Klip 1:17 1st
Kevin La Ra 1:10 1st PR!
Beth Lofquist 1:38 7th
Sherrie Logg 1:45 14th
Joan McGue 1:44 3rd
Bret Scott 1:27 13th
Dina Scott 1:44 9th
Russell Vanbeber 1:19 13th
Barb Wang 1:32 4th
Sally Borg 2:57 8th PR!
Ashley Crossman 2:52 8th
Jona Davis 2:30 1st
Pat Devine 2:32 18th
Sharon Johnston 2:51 5th
Amber Manuelito 3:08 15th
Preston Miller 3:03 2nd
Ken Mantay 3:17 43rd
Susy Signa 3:05 10th
Kyrsten Sinema 3:07 14th
Kathy Stanley 2:41 2nd PR!
Andy Wall 3:17 45th
St. Louis Half Marathon
Mark Livingston 1:37 14th PR!
YMCA Goodyear Sprint
Kim Essendrup 1:06 4th Overall Male
Riverboat Marathon Series
Frank Smith 5:01 (1st Marathon of 7 in 7 days)
Our athletes raced in Hawaii, CA and AZ last weekend!
In Hawaii, Heather Grahame raced the tough, Lava Man Olympic Tri. She finished in 2:59 and took 2nd in her AG!
In CA, Russell VanBeber, Pat Haenel and Jennifer Klein raced Oceanside 70.3. Russell finished in 6:58. Pat came home in 5:39 and took 12th in his AG and Jennifer finished in 6:53. This was Jennifer’s first ½ IM!
Joan McGue raced the Sidney’s Run 10K locally and finished in 1:02 and took 3rd in her AG!
Great job, guys!
A great start to the tri season this past weekend! Congratulations to everyone who raced at Lake Havasu and at the Tri for the Cure! Special acknowledgement goes out to Gabi Wasserman who finished first overall in the Lake Havasu Sprint and to Jona Davis who took 2nd overall at the Tri for the Cure!
Lake Havasu Sprint Tri
Gabi Wasserman – 1:05 – 1st overall!!
Bret Scott – 1:24 – 3rd in AG
Dina Scott – 1:45 – 2nd in AG – 1st ever podium finish!!
Mark Livingston – 1:18 – 1st in AG – Mark is racing IMAZ later this fall.
Lake Havasu Olympic Tri
Mike Haenel – 3:05 – 3rd in AG
Adela Riehle – 3:11 – 2nd in AG – Adela is racing IM Texas this Spring.
Tri for the Cure
Jona Davis – 48:38 – 2nd overall!!
Susy Signa – 1:03 – 9th in AG – Susy is racing IMAZ for the second time this year.
Barb Wang – 1:01 – 4th in AG
Kathy Stanley – 51:55 – 1st in AG – Kathy is a long time sprint athlete that is giving IMAZ a go this year!
Dana Kennedy – 58:52 – 5th in AG.
Kyrsten Sinema – 1:02 – 6th in AG – Kyrsten and Dan will be taking on IM Hawaii in Oct.
AZ Distance Classic Half Marathon, Oro Valley
Heather Wilson – 1:51:56
Eero Allison – 1:51:05
Results from the weekend!
Andy Cashetta ran the NYC Half Marathon and PR’d with a time of 1:36!
Tali Klip and Toby Baum ran the Mesquite Canyon 50K/50Miler in hot conditions. Tali finished the 50K while Toby ran the 50 miles. This race covered extremely rugged terrain with huge doses of climbing and hiking. The DNF rate was close to 50%. Toby earned a point towards UTMB qualification by completing the 50 miler. UTMB is the world’s most famous ultra-race and takes place in Chamonix, France.
Andrea Aker raced her first bike event at the Solvang Century in CA. She finished the hilly 50 mile race in 3.5 hours.
Gabi Wasserman ran the AZ Tough Mudder 11mile obstacle run. Gabi was the first finisher although they do not keep official finishing results.
Good luck to everyone racing Tri for the Cure and the Lake Havasu Triathlon this coming weekend. The Havasu weekend has traditionally marked the beginning of the AZ Tri season. Here’s to a great one!