Monday, February 1, 2021

Volte Makes 8th Annual College Station 10 Great

A limited, yet quality crew took on the 8th annual College Station 10 on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at College Station High School in south Aggieland.

Volte’s entire team was supported by founder Bill Dwyer and kudos to race director Willie Fowlkes for a second straight COVID-19 responsible Texas 10 Series race whose protocols will be reproduced on a grander scale at The Woodlands Marathon in less than four weeks.

Seven-time Texas 10 Series winner Amanda Jenkins, who won at College Station 10 in 2017 and 2018, was second overall -- to former TCU Horned Frog Tricia Terry -- in a time of 1:03:46.

Amanda Jenkins gets ready to pass Waco's Pedro Beltan.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Third in her 40-44 age group for the second consecutive Texas 10 Series race was Mayra Caamano.

Caamano pushing to hold off Houston's Valeria Angarita, who started in an earlier wave.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

And for the second straight race, Caamano ran a negative split on the second loop en route to her finishing time of 1:18:34.

After an impressive half marathon two weeks ago at the USA Fit Marathon in Sugar Land, Erika Sampson dialed it back a little bit, but – like Caamano - also negative split the second loop before posting a time of 1:23:41.

Erika Sampson gets her miles in with a focus on The Woodlands Half Marathon.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

They are two of 64 runners who have run the first two races of the 2020-2021 Texas 10 Series.

Volte friends Kim White and Julie Stevenson both placed second in their age group and notched new personal records with respective times of 1:20:04 and 1:21:23.

You smile big when you PR.  At least that's what Kim White and Julie Stevenson say!
(Photo courtesy of Kim White)

And our friends with the Seven Hills Running Club had 12 runners finish, according to the race results.  (If you’re running for Volte, please designate Volte as your club when you register.)

Ray Sarno and Ken Johnson went 1-2 in the 70-and-over men’s division of the 5-miler.  

In the 10-miler, Rylie Seale was paced by Sara McCullough to a second-place 14-and-under ladies age group finish, while recently turned 60-year-old Steve Bickford celebrated his new age group with a third place finish.

Volte friend Jon Walk ran the five-miler in 48:27.

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