Sunday, September 19, 2021

Volte Races Into September

How was your weekend?

We had some of our folks – as well as some of our friends - racing Saturday as the fall schedule begins to get into full swing.

Not that we had any doubt, but we confirmed our trail runners could make it happen on the roads as well.

This weekend – and two weekends ago.

Three fourths of the Running Murillos grabbed an age group award on Sunday, September 5 at the third annual Bayou Bucket 5K, which starts outside of and finishes on the 50-yard line of Rice Stadium.

Luis was first overall in 16:58, while Juan took second in his age group in 20:53 and their father Jose won his in 25:09.

Volte friend Dr. John Slate of The Woodlands won his age group in the 10K in 53:35.

That same morning, Volte friend Alejandro Bedoya snared second place in his division at the Katy Triathlon at Cane Island.

He completed the 500-meter swim, 13-mile bike and 3-mile run in 1:15:51.

Fast forward to this Saturday and the Murillos – all four of them this time – dragged Ramon Rosales in on the fun at the Houston Heights 5K.

Pushed from its early June date because the city had not yet started to grant permits, the race featured Luis finishing second overall in a time of 16:44.

Ramon was third overall in 17:18.

Gus was just five seconds behind in 17:23 to win his age group.

Juan finished in 19:56 while Jose ran the out-and-back course in 26:05.

Volte had a good group at the Memorial Hermann Ten For Texas out at North Shore Park in addition to a great group of friends to our athletes.

It was great to see Alfredo Gonzalez finishing the Armadillo 3.1 in 45:20.

Kim White led our team of seven with a mark of 1:24:31 as he took second in his age group.

Mimi Torrez and Susan Rouse rounded out Volte’s hardware with a third and a second-place age group finish, respectively.

Susan's been racing around the greater Houston area since the original version
of Ten For Texas as she's a 36-year Chevron Houston Marathon veteran.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Mimi completed her race in 1:30:50 while Susan was not far behind in 1:37:58.

Michael Gayle stopped the clock in 1:38:58, while three ladies rounded out of runners in the event.

Krystal Salinas finished in 2:02:42, Sherry Cameron did so in 2:03:44 and Brittany Haddad got it done in 2:25:41.

Krystal is saying that she's got Ten For Texas under control.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Sporting some of Volte's newest gear is Sherry Cameron.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Our friends also did well.

Mark Amann was second overall in 57 minutes flat while Rip Reynolds took home a first-place age group award after throwing down a time of 1:08:12.

Reggie Bruhn found his way to the finish in 1:36:05.

A couple of Woodlands Fit regulars Randy Bradley and Mariela Rodriguez ended their races in 1:45:47 and 1:56:08, respectively, while Vincent Attanucci snuck in under two hours in 1:57:47.

Our youngsters who have been competing in cross country fared as follows in the Grand Oaks Middle School Invitational on Friday, September 3.

Brayden Park, the son of Volte athletes Jerritt and Kristi Park, were third overall in the 8th grade two-mile race in 12:03.1, while Brooke Kramer-Caamano, the daughter of Mayra Caamano, was 14th overall in the girls' race of the same distance in 15:59.7.

The son of Volte friend Jill Tresaugue, Jack, won the eighth grade race in 11:55.7.

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