And with a strong 16-member showing in the initial race in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Volte should retain that lead heading into the back half – and last three races – of the Series this fall.
Although the team dealt with a strong wind much of the race that traversed a two-loop course just west of the Dallas Tollway, Volte ran well heading into the summer 5K season.
|Hope Layman runs nice and steady (Photo Courtesy - Bill Dwyer)|
Of the nine remaining who ran the marquee 10-mile distance, seven finished on the podium.
Geri Henry captured the 65-69 division with her 1:56:01 finish.
Curtis Hooper (1:09:16), Hope Layman (1:14:15) and Mayra Caamano (1:21:50) all finished second in their division while Tammy Grado and Alfredo Gonzalez took home third place honors with respective times of 1:34:40 and 2:12:57.
|Tammy Grado and her trademark "thumbs up" sign (Photo Courtesy Bill Dwyer)|
Mary ran the first two 10-milers of the Series, but has run every single 5-miler since.
She took third in her age group in a time of 1:09:19.
Gabby Brockett led all of Volte's 5-mile finishers with a time of 48:34. It was her fourth 5-mile finish in a Texas 10 Series event while Llana Bingham recorded her fifth finish – as she crossed the line with Debra Myers in 52:43. (Both were smiling, of course.)
The trio went fourth, fifth and sixth in their age group – in the most difficult division in the small five-mile field.
|Llana Bingham, Debra Myers and Bill Dwyer (Photo Courtesy Bill Dwyer)|
They both finished the 5-miler in 1:55:55 as Letty is coming back from having surgery done on her foot while our founder pinned a bib on for the first time in nearly three years.
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