Thursday, May 25, 2017

Marta Mixa: Flying Down Mt. Charleston

"Marta worked extremely hard for this race," said her Volte coach Rich Cooper.  "I'm amazed at how much she has improved since I started training her two years ago.

"I'm looking forward to seeing her run her next marathon."

Volte founder Bill Dwyer goes even further.

"Marta worked her training plan perfectly leading up to race day and she executed her race plan very well," he said.  "A Boston Qualifier will happen in the not too distant future."

Marta's Race Report

On the beautiful, clear, windy and cold morning of Saturday, April 29, we boarded a shuttle that took us to the top of Kyle Canyon, where the Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon would start.

As we arrived, we witnessed the most gorgeous sunrise.

My nerves were under control.

I was excited but not nervous, which is unusual for me before races.

I saw a few familiar faces from my Volte team which reassured me that I was among people who care and who love me.

I found Juan Flores doing his usual drills before the race and I joined him. His humor was welcomed and I knew he would have an amazing race.

The horn blew and I took off with confidence.

I was prepared for the first hill since Leanne Rosser had told me about it. I took it with ease and knew it wouldn't last long.  Sure enough, it was over in no time and the descent began.

There were times when I felt as if I were flying or floating like a feather.

I did not feel my legs moving, yet at times I was running an 8:30 pace, which is quite fast for me.

Marta mowing the miles down the mountain.
(Photo courtesy of Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon)
Later on I kept a steady pace between 9:15 to 9:30 pace like Coach Rich (Cooper) had advised me to do.

I was surprised how fast the miles were passing.

By the time I reached the half way point I felt as strong as ever and my confidence increased. I knew I would have the fastest race I had ever done.

I encountered a runner who was about my same pace and he decided to tag along with me. I ended up pacing him until mile 21.

And then, right there, I felt my right calf starting to tighten up followed by horrible cramps that began to affect my performance and I could no longer keep up my previous pace.

Marta still looking strong, despite fighting off cramps at this point of the race.
(Photo courtesy of Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon)
The cramps lasted for the last five miles and my focus was getting fuzzy.

I knew then I could not reach my Boston (Marathon) qualifying time, but I knew I had a PR. I never quit. I jogged, ran and walked some until the end.

When I was about 200 meters from the finish line I saw three familiar faces:  Tom Ninke taking pictures with his sweet smile, Mayra Caamano reaching for my hand, and Bill Dwyer with his camera and a huge grin on his face.

And this is what "his camera" captured.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
I was overwhelmed with joy and tears began to swell in my eyes.

I had made it and my Volte tribe was there to receive me.

I would run Mt. Charleston again in a heart beat.  It is the most incredible race I have ever done.

I want to thank you all for your support.  Volte is more than a team; we are a family!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Running Into Summer

Word from the Coach

Most of the longer events are behind us. We still have marathons coming up for Penny Garza (Alaska) and Brian Schultz (San Diego) in the next few weeks. Most of our group will now focus on some shorter distance runs and some sprint triathlons for a few.

Volte has also started training for one of the fall marathons already -- the Tunnel Light Marathon on September 17 in Washington state.

Bill Dwyer

Last weekend, there were two additional sets of results that we needed to gather more information on.

Our resident Volte athlete in California, Kate Semmelrogge Thomas, ran The Mother's Day Run 5K in El Sobrante, California on Saturday, May 13.

She took first in her age group, but didn't realize it until she checked her results at home.

Kate comes into the finish hands raised high!  A new Volte finishing pose perhaps?
(Photo courtesy of Mother's Day Run 5K)
"I "ran" a 5K for Mother's Day," Kate said.  "I left as soon as I was done. I'm pregnant, I'm tired, and I was starving!"

Six of our athletes and a trio of friends participated in Run The Woodlands 5K on the same day, Saturday, May 13, in a race that raised money for Mila's Journey Foundation, and included a silent auction.

Mila's Journey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting colon cancer research, young adults battling colon cancer, and equally important, advocates for early testing and treatment.

The Foundation honors the young wife and mother Mila Barefield, who is living with untreatable stage IV colon cancer.

Its mission is simple. We HOPE to CURE.  We AIM to CARE.  We VOW to FIGHT.

The catalyst and inspiration has been Jamila Barefield, whose journey began long before her colon cancer diagnosis by first providing care for her mother, Patricia Barney.

Mrs. Barney was diagnosed in 2012 and is now cancer-free.

Dana-Sue Crews, Rebeca Wells, Jamila Barefield, Brian Barefield
(Photo courtesy of Dana-Sue Crews)
Unfortunately Jamila’s fate took a different turn and she has been battling the disease since 2014 and is now in the hospice stage. Jamila has embraced her battle, continuously focused on the positive and striving only to focus on others.  She is and always will be our spirit.

Mila’s Journey's goal is to positively influence one person at a time and collectively fight, as Jamila’s fight has instilled in us the persistence necessary to make a difference.

In Jamila's companion spirit, our Volte athletes ran in pairs:  Mayra Caamano and Juan Flores ran together, finishing in a time of 24:06.

Ray Hyde and his son, Alexander, crossed in 30:23, while wife Carrie and their younger son Braeden stopped the clock in 38:43.

Volte friends Gary Kroll, Vince Attanucci and Ken Johnson posted times of 25:11, 25:47 and 38:40.

The race and event was supported by our own Rich Cooper, Dana-Susan Crews and the Fleet Feet staff.

Last weekend, in her first race home after participating in Liberty University's 44th annual commencement exercises the Saturday before, Waverly Walk, 21, took first place in her 20-24 age group at the 13th annual Impact A Hero 5K, held at Constellation Field in Sugar Land on Saturday, May 20.

The course reportedly was 3.25-3.27 miles, but may have also been slightly longer.  Waverly's time was 33:24.

As a runner, when you're out of town, what do you do?  Sign up for a race.

When you're out of state?  Sign up for a race.

When you're out of the country?  You've got it.  Sign up for a race.

Leanne Rosser and her husband, Jim, spent three weeks traipsing around Europe and the latter portion of the trip deposited the two in Vienna, Austria on Sunday, May 21.

Which put her in town for the 30th running of the largest women's only race in all of Europe, the Osterreichischer Frauenlauf 10K (and the companion 5K, which hosted the majority of the runners).

Approximately 35,000 runners were registered for the two races.

Air time in Austria for the American
(Photo courtesy of Jim Rosser)
Invoking her best Martina Pluda impersonation, Leanne ran nearly even splits -- 25:32 over the course's first half and 25:49 on the back half for a finishing time of 51:25.

"Not too shabby, especially after eating and drinking and basically being a slug for the past three weeks in Europe," she said.

Of the 10K finishers, Leanne was 706th out of 5,587 -- and she was the fifth fastest American out of 25.

"Well, that was fun!," she remarked on an Instagram post.  "I just completed a 10K in Vienna, beautiful course, very well organized, nice finish shirt, and great medal.

"This race had 32,000 plus finishers - all women, great crowd support and even bands along the course."

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Two Weeks In May

Sounds like the next political thriller, right?  Or maybe, wait, that's real life.


Just the fact that the last major racing weekend of the spring closed out April with our athletes at Revel Mt. Charleston and Texas 10 Sienna.

Most will go into maintenance mode, as far as racing goes, until we begin gearing up for the following Fall 2017 - Winter 2018 events, among others:

+  Ten For Texas,

+  The fall races of the Texas 10 Series,

+  The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon and,

+  The Woodlands Marathon and Half Marathon

However, Volte will still be seen far and wide.

And we were racing the last two weekends in Oregon, Maryland, Pennsylvania and England!

Speaking of The Woodlands Marathon, redemption from his effort two months ago came for Mike Csikos on Sunday, May 7 at the Eugene (Oregon) Marathon in TrackTown USA.

Mike secured his Boston Qualifier with his third fastest marathon ever -- 3:20:52.

Needing to meet the 3:25 standard, Mike did so - with four minutes and eight seconds to spare -- by running near even splits, going through the first half in 1:39:55 and the back in 1:40:57.

He was 16th of 25 runners who met Boston's qualifying standard for 45- to 49-year-old men.

It was a family affair at the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

Volte athlete Paul Vita tackled the course in 2:24:49, while Paul's brother Mike stopped the clock 22 minutes before him in 2:02:49.

Da Vita boys outside of PNC Park in Pittsburgh after the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon
(Photo courtesy of Mike Vita)
Volte friends Michael and Vincent Attanucci -- son and father -- ran the marathon for their second and fifth years, respectively.

The two ran together four years ago as Vincent finished two seconds ahead of Michael in 4:16:29, but on Sunday, May 7, Michael covered the distance in 4:11:40 while Dad crossed the finish line in 4:54:31.

Vincent's times at Pittsburgh are as follows:  4:14:35 (2011), 4:42:32 (2012), 4:16:29 (2013), 3:58:51 (2014) and 4:54:31 (2017).

It was Vincent's 49th career marathon and Michael's 17th.

Last Saturday, May 13, Sandra Tezino, like Laura Godfrey did at Texas 10 Sienna two weeks earlier, put her post-Boston Marathon fitness to the test with a half in Maryland.

"I can't go to Baltimore and not run a race," said Sandra.  "It was a lot of rolling hills and I was determined not to walk any of them.  Mission accomplished."

Glassware, not hardware.  Way to go, Sandra, representing in Maryland.
(Photo courtesy of Sandra Tezino)
She finished the Maryland Half Marathon in Fulton, Maryland in 1:49:39, good for second in her 40-49 age group.

And on Sunday, May 14, Jen Smith found the hills in the UK to counteract the nice, steady decline at the Revel Mount Charleston Half Marathon.

She competed in the Bath Two Tunnels Hilly Ticket Half Marathon in Bath, Somerset, UK.

And the day before the race, Jen was hoping their were different roads for the race.

"Just got to Bath to tour today.  The roads are 12% grade.  A bit intimidated." she remarked.  "Of course I picked the harder and not certified course that is closer to 13.4 miles with lots of hills.

"Me and my great ideas.  Reading the pre-race instructions ... it's a long climb.  If they say it's long, I may die."

It was.  But she's still here to tell her story, which can be found here.

She was fifth in her age group in 2:05:41.

"I ran my first trail race today (although I missed reading that part when I signed up).  I loved it," she said.  "The best quote of the day was when a guy passed me walking as I was attempting to run up the hill.

"He said, 'the key to these kinds of races is knowing when to walk. It's time to walk.' "

She added, "I found out he was an ultra marathoner. Smart guy. I definitely walked faster than I ran parts of the hill."

Regarding the course, "I knew there were tunnels, I knew there were hills, I had no idea it was a trail run too. I got bit, I got lost, I had to climb a fence, it was a blast."

Maybe she's ready for Cactus Rose.

Closer to home, four of our athletes and three Volte friends took part in the 14th annual CB&I Tri - The Woodlands Triathlon, which included a 500-meter swim in Lake Woodlands and a 12.25-mile bike and five kilometer run on the roads and Waterway pathways.

"One and Done" Bonnie Scholz led our Volte athletes with a time of 1:25:53.

Mike Kuykendall and Dana Formon finished in 1:30:58 and 1:32:39, while Geri Henry was one spot off the podium in 1:53:28.

Volte friend Kate Looney was the seventh overall female and fourth non-elite with her blazing time of 1:06:48, good for second in her age group.

Multi-time Ironman and overall good guy John Laskowski made it in 1:12:36 while Pam Meaux rounded out the Volte friends with her 7th-place age group, 1:22:48 finish.

Each and every year, Volte is heavily involved with the production of the Benevolent Missions International (BMI) 5K in Conroe.  The race was held on Saturday, May 6.

Randy Harris served as race director, Brian Jackson handled everything behind the scenes and our founder Bill Dwyer was once again:  "the cone guy"!

Seven racers.  Seven pieces of hardware.

Skye Taylor Moody was the first overall women, gaining the win in 18:58.

The Mercedes Benz is not as close as it appears!  Brian Jackson sporting #1 for doing it all at BMI 5K.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Chris Weir and Brian Jackson were first and second in their age groups, going under 18 minutes in 17:02 and 17:41, respectively.

The other first-place age group finish went to Curtis Hooper as he stopped the clock in 19:02.

Juan Flores, Lauren Hoffart and Marta Mixa all went home with second place age group awards.

The Bearded One led the trio in 21:32, while Lauren and Marta posted times of 28:12 and 30:12, respectively.

Volte's Jill Tresaugue wasn't up for the Santo de Mayo 5K in Houston, just outside of St. Arnold's Brewery, on Sunday, May 7, but her husband and children were.

Ryan, her son, was first in his age group in 17:29 -- and third overall.

Husband Matt and their other son, Jack, ran together and finished in 26:36.

In Cypress the same morning, the Park family participated in the Big Little JC events.

Daughter Riley ran the 1K race and never walked a step, according to her father, Jerritt.

He also reported that his son Brayden competed in the 1/4-mile run, 1-mile bike and 1/4-mile run duathlon and was first on the run, 22nd after the bike and near the top 10 at the finish.

Jerritt, meanwhile, won his age group in the 5K with a showing of 21:49.

And always good Volte representation at The Woodlands Running Club Sunday Night 5K on Sunday, May 7 at Barbara Bush Elementary.

Our Mary Carter served as the race timer and recorded the following efforts:

Yaya Herrera running strong as she's ready to exit the Barbara Bush parking lot.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Jerritt Park - 20:41, Layton Gill - 23:15, Mayra Caamano - 23:16, Becca Holt - 23:25, Yaya Herrera - 24:22, Randy Smith - 25:28, Brooke Kramer - 39:25, Chloe Kramer - 40:30, Penny Garza - 43:37, Letty Gonzalez - 43:37, Katie Gill - 43:37

And, finally, last Saturday, May 13, many Volte runners were involved with a charity event, Mila's Journey 5K, which piggy-backed off the regular Run The Woodlands 5K.

Organizers included Dana Susan Crews, Rich Cooper and many others.  We'll have more to share on this with our next report.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What Happens In Vegas

Is a whole boatload of new personal bests, a few Boston qualifiers and a couple of stories of sacrifices made on behalf of our teammates.

You thought the line was going to be different, right?  Of course not.

The weekend of Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, Volte divided and conquered.

A group of 22 Volte athletes and friends, in addition to head coach Bill Dwyer, made their way west for the second running of the Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon and Half Marathon.

Meanwhile, a smaller, but no less determined group competed in Missouri City at the third race of the 2017 Texas 10 Series, Texas 10 Sienna.

Volte at Texas 10 Sienna
(Photo courtesy of Rich Cooper)
In addition to the wind, which was strong in both locales, incredible people, solid racing and even more impressive camaraderie and fellowship were actors on life’s big stage.

It was our founder’s first trip to Vegas and he said, “It was better than I expected.”

But, of course, we all know Bill.

He’d rather invest in the lives of his athletes than hit the casinos or the Strip.

“It was a great trip.  I was very excited for everyone,” he said.  “I spent time with great friends, got to meet Jen Smith’s friends from Katy – Kim Hamilton and Sonia Dhopakar and watched how our folks – namely Mayra (Caamano), Jen (Smith), Tom (Ninke) and Gabby Brockett – provided amazing support for others on the course.”

The marathon.  Three BQ’s and four PR’s from our 11 athletes and friends.

Flowing beard and all, Juan Flores was the first one down the mountain – and despite encountering some cramping in the last 10 kilometers, he earned his first BQ with a 3:22:57 that was more than 14 minutes off his previous best of 3:37:36 at the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon.

Juan fights off cramps to earn his first BQ!
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
“Nevada was kind to me,” he said.  “Hung out with good people and made some new friends.”

Meanwhile, Kristi Chen said before the race, “I’m just going to run for fun.”

The equation kind of looks like new math to me:  “Fun = BQ + PR”.

She turned in a time of 3:46:14 in her seventh career marathon, which was 67 seconds better than the 3:47:21 at the Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge two Januarys ago.

Calm and focused, Kristi Chen descends down Mt. Charleston
(Photo courtesy of Revel)
Teammates gushed with praise of Kristi’s effort.

“I think I am genuinely happier about your race than mine,” said Mayra Caamano.  “Just amazing.  Well deserved.  You simply did everything right and it paid off.”

Back to Boston will be Erica Coleman, who got sterling pacing effort from her husband, Mike.

The two were less than two minutes off Kristi’s heels in 3:48:07.

Erica and Mike Coleman:  All smiles getting Erica back to Boston!
(Photo courtesy of Revel)
It will send Erica back to Boston for the first time since 2015, where she logged consecutive finishes of 3:45:29 (2013), 3:37:14 (2014) and 3:56:08 (2015).

Volte’s Hope Jimenez and Volte friend Kim Hamilton rounded out the sub 4-efforts of the travelling group with times of 3:54:49 and 3:58:33, respectively.

Jimenez enjoyed more than a 23-minute improvement from her debut marathon last summer at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, which she ran in 4:18:13.

“I was dedicated to my training this time and I’m truly happy with my results,” said our resident Canadian Carrie Hyde.

Rebounding from an injury that troubled her much of 2016, Carrie’s marathon time of 4:03:43 admittedly left her in a much happier place than last year post-Wineglass (4:34:58).

“Carrie’s PR is 3:47 and we’re working back toward that,” said Dwyer.

Alan Ramsey followed with a 4:23:33 while Marta Mixa’s last best marathon time was 20 years ago!

Mayra Caamano supporting Marta Mixa less than a tenth of a mile from the finish
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Slashing more than 20 minutes off her time from the 1997 Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth, Marta reveled in her 4:33:57 effort.

Next up for Mixa will be the Tunnel Light Marathon in mid-September where she’ll be joined by nearly 20 Volte athletes who will be making the trip.

And not every day can be the one that is revealed as the best on the race clock.

Nonetheless, those times – even though we do this for fun, health and camaraderie – reveal much more than five digits ever will.

Even though the weather conditions were as favorable or better than her sterling half marathon in her hometown of Victoria (Texas) in late February, the mountain wasn’t friendly to Tammy Ninke.

A day earlier, she and her husband, Tom, went back to the Las Vegas airport to pickup one of the last members of Volte’s marathon team for the weekend – Gabby Brockett.

And Gabby repaid that kindness by sacrificing her race to stay with Tammy all the way down the mountain.

Always good to finish a race with a friend:  Tammy Ninke and Gabby Brockett
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
The two finished, hands raised high, in 5:33:33 and 5:33:41, respectively.

Our marathon team – as a result of our four fastest times – finished 29th of 46 teams in Revel’s team competition.

In the half marathon, Volte was fifth overall out of 59 teams with times counting from Voltes Mayra Caamano, Jen Smith, Tricia Driver and Volte friend Sonia Dhodapkar.

An average time of 1:41:57 the four knocked down and had there been a women’s only division, Volte would have been singing “We Are The Champions”.

Eight Voltes and two Volte friends ran the Revel Mount Charleston Half Marathon.

Flying her country’s flag across the finish line was Venezuelan Mayra Caamano as she notched a time of 1:33:56– five minutes and 46 seconds better than her 1:39:42 mark at the 2013 The Woodlands Half Marathon.

Jen Smith hasn’t quite picked up the accent yet – living in England with her husband and children on a long-term work assignment, but she certainly accented a fine piece of running with a PR of her own.

She snapped four minutes and 10 seconds off her previous best of 1:40:30 three Octobers ago at the Koala’s Houston Half Marathon with a time of 1:36:20.

Volte's Mount Rushmore of PR's at Revel Mt. Charleston:  Mayra Caamano, Jen Smith, Jon Walk and Penny Garza
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Another of Jen’s friends from Katy, Sonia Dhodapkar, was next in that would be winning women’s team as she stopped the clock in 1:42-even.

Both Mayra and Jen are able to use their times to qualify for the New York City Marathon.

The first of three remaining half marathon PR’s on the morning came from Tricia Driver.

Shaving nearly three minutes off of her 1:58:26 time from November 2010 The Woman’s Half Marathon in Tempe, Arizona, the soon-to-be-married Driver covered the distance in 1:55:32.

Mom and daughter, Kim and Tricia Driver, are all smiles post-race.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Even though he registered Sunday night before the race, Volte friend Jon Walk’s bib showed that he was a legacy runner, having completed the half here a year ago for a half marathon in then his 41st state.

That 2:15:26 was his 13th best of 120 half marathons to that point.

His half marathon PR was 2:09:45 at the Elroy Tunnel-Trails Half Marathon in Elroy, Wisconsin in September 2010 – a day before watching Kim Mac Namee qualify for Kona at Ironman Wisconsin.

Saturday, he beat both times with a stunning 2:06:09 in his 130th career half marathon.

For Penny Garza, she PR’d for the fourth time – out of four half marathons this racing season.

And the 2:11:04 – prompting Penny to say that “I’ve never felt worse, but I can’t get the smile off my face” – slashed (and burned) 19 minutes and 46 seconds off of her Vintage Park Half Marathon time of 2:30:50 earlier in the month of April.

Tricia’s mom, Kim, ran a steady race to finish in 2:32:33.  Kim and her husband, Steve, and Tricia and her fiance made it a vacation-like weekend as a getaway reward.

Alfredo Gonzalez, like Juan in the marathon, battled some cramping to gut out a 3:11-even time.

Meanwhile, his wife, Letty, ran with Mary Carter to ensure that she was able to finish the race after succumbing to an ankle injury earlier in the week.

Letty was given the honor of finishing four seconds faster than Mary in 3:39:56.

A slightly smaller group of 15 Volte athletes and friends took the race venue consolation prize of the weekend:  Texas 10 Sienna in Missouri City.

Well, that is, just depending on how you look at things.

They got all of the wind, but none of the downhill.

At least, the course was flat – and fast.

Fast to the tune of eight pieces of hardware and six new personal bests - and all on the wings of Coach Rich Cooper's pre-race prayer,

Denise Powers and Kim Joyce got the show started with PR’s in the 5K.

Grabbing third in her age group, Denise dropped a 25:47, besting her previous by 79 seconds – a 27:06 effort three weeks before at Run The Woodlands 5K.

Navigating the turn and making it look easy is Kim Joyce
(Photo courtesy of Rich Cooper)
Kim followed Denise by 16 seconds, in 26:03, but won her division and lowered her 26:34 at The Woodlands Marathon 5K in 2015 by 31 seconds.

Two minutes were slashed off of Tammy Grado’s previous best 5-mile effort as she won her age group with a 38:31 effort that bettered her 40:39 from Texas 10 Conroe in 2015.

Jimmy Baker crossed the finished line in 46:43 while Llana Bingham earned first place in her division with a time of 48:14.

Volte friends Deanna and Ray Sarno also finished the 5-Miler in 1:02:59 and 1:03:00, respectively.

The hits kept coming in the marquee 10-mile race.

The second overall woman and first masters female finisher was Tiffany Hauerwas, who completed Texas 10 Sienna in 1:09:50.

“My third Texas 10 was one for the mature ladies,” she said.  “I wasn’t going to mention this one, but I decided it is ok to be grateful for what we are able to do.

“Always fun sharing the morning with Volte and my top notch husband, who woke up super early to drive an hour because "he loves to watch me race".”

Anybody that can’t replicate that speed certainly does too.

Jerritt Park drew the short straw of the morning, finishing in 1:12:30 but off the podium.

Using some of that post-Boston fitness to her advantage, Laura Godfrey’s first race back out netted her a 1:17:39 PR and first-place age group placement.

Like Grado, Laura’s previous best came at Texas 10 Conroe two years ago, in 1:20:46.

Keri Amador and Gabby Westbrook finished second and third in their age groups, respectively, with times of 1:18:40 and 1:22:09.  It would be Gabby’s debut race at the distance.

Layton Gill is focused on the Texas 10 Sienna finish line
(Photo courtesy of Rich Cooper)
Layton Gill finished in 1:26-even while Desna McDonald said she “left everything on the course”.

All but her heart, that’s for sure.

Desna sliced more than five minutes off her previous best in a 10-miler with a great performance of 1:49:18 – better than her 1:54:24 Texas 10 College Station on March 26.

And, as always, Brayden Park wrapped up our race day – and weekend – with another solid effort in the Texas 10 Sienna 1-mile race.