Sunday, September 10, 2017

Brian Schultz, You're Going To Boston!

Volte is on the cusp of the fall racing season as we're less than a week away from 22 of our runners competing in the Tunnel Light Marathon in Washington state on Sunday, September 17.

It will be a return trip for Laura Godfrey and Sandra Tezino as they both qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon a year ago at this race.

They will be joined by these other Volte team members:

Derek Bailey, Juan Flores, Todd Hunter, Bonnie Scholz, Yaya Herrera, Tammy Grado, Michelle McGill, Gabby Westbrook, Monse Loumeus, Carrie Hyde, Jon Braunersreuther, Lauren Hoffart, Leanne Rosser, Rapha Machado, Judith Albarran, Kristi Chen, Erica Coleman, Mike Coleman, Marta Mixa, Falon Gunter

Running in the final race of and completing the Under Armour B3 Distance Series was our Lisa Johnson.

Rain didn't dampen the time or the spirits of Lisa Johnson in finishing the Under Armour Charles Street 12
(Photo courtesy of Lisa Johnson)
On Saturday, September 2, Lisa completed the Under Amour Charles Street 12 (miler) in the rain in Towson, Maryland in 2:27-even.

This goes with finishes earlier in the year in the Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K and the Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by KELLY.

A light turnout at the monthly The Woodlands Running Club Sunday Night 5K on Sunday, September 3, but it was the first masters race ever for Jerritt Park -- and he finished it in 20:49.

Holding off a couple of youngsters from the Salt and Light Homeschool Cross Country Team was Jerritt Park
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
A couple of guys with about 1,500 races between them - Ken Johnson and Jon Walk - ran the course together in 39:28.

Elevating our group with a finish at 5,003 feet above sea level was Landa Wright's sister, Kristee Jones.

On Labor Day in Fort Collins, Colorado, she completed the Fortitude 10K in 1:21:17.

The race was produced by folks who are responsible for the Memorial Day BolderBOULDER 10K and held in conjunction with the opening of Colorado State University's brand new football stadium.

The race had over 6,800 finishers in its first year.

Volte added yet another runner to its roll of Boston Qualifiers on Saturday, September 9.

Please welcome Brian Schultz, who travelled to Geneva, Illinois for the Last Chance to BQ.2 Marathon, in search of 3:40 or better -- and he found it in the tune of a three-minute and 11-second personal best.

His time of 3:36:17 bettered his previous best at the 2013 Chicago Marathon where he finished in 3:39:11.

"Brian had a very good day and maybe just sets the stage for the next few weeks for us," says Volte head coach Bill Dwyer.

He joins Derek Bailey, Erica Coleman, Juan Flores, Kristi Chen, Laura Godfrey, Mike Csikos and Sandra Tezino.

On Sunday, September 10, Volte runner and Seven Hills Running Club officer Dana Formon competed in a mixed relay at the 5th annual Onalaska Half Triathlon in Onalaska.

Couldn't find any bigger smiles than that of Craig Henderson, Volte athlete Dana Formon and Jesse Hart
(Photo courtesy of Dana Formon)
Her team, the Tricyclics, finished second in the division in a time of 6:36:19.

"I had the most amazing experience today with the best teammates ever," said Formon.  "Tri relays are where it's at, yo - and the world better watch out, because no relay is safe from the TRIcyclics."

Jesse Hart led the team into the water while Craig Henderson did the 56-mile bike portion before Dana finished it all off with a 2:16:42 half marathon.

Doing two races he did on the same second weekend of September two years ago, Jon Walk completed the Ticket Lady Trot 10K in Millsap - west of Fort Worth - on Saturday, September 9 in 1:03:14 and the Brain Power 10K in Cedar Park - outside of Austin - the next day in 1:05:44.

In Millsap, Walk was fourth overall and second male overall ... out of six (6) finishers!

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