Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Volte Achieves Trail Success in Late October

If you're a movie buff, we don't have to tell you the end of the expression that Bruce Willis uttered in the movie, "Die Hard", when he told Hans, the terrorist, "Yippee-Ki-Yay."

We're betting though that you didn't know that "Yippee-Ki-Yay" really stands for an expression of joy.

We also think a new PR is another form of expressing joy.

The two came together when Krystal Salinas met up with her friend Cassandra Rodriguez in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Krystal did just that:  belting out a new personal best in the Yippee-Ki-Yay Half Marathon on Saturday, October 23, 2021 with a time of 2:10:57.

Photo courtesy of Krystal Salinas

The race was contested on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, which consisted of about 90% rail-to-trail and 10% concrete.

The same morning at the Land Heritage Institute in San Antonio, the Miller and Murillo families were also getting on some trails in the El Taco Loco races, produced by Trail Racing Over Texas (TROT).

Volte alumni Megan Miller, who competed in high school with Houston Homeschool Athletics and also trained with Salt and Light Homeschool, finished third in her age group in the 50K in a time of 5:03:19 while her mother, Lori, ran the 25K in 2:42:13.

Luis Murillo won the 5K in 19:19 while his father Jose was first in her age group in the 10K in 42:42.

Juan attempted the 100K, but completed 46.5 miles.