Friday, April 15, 2022

Kramer Completes Junior Track Season at UIL 13-6A District Meet

The Woodlands College Park junior Chloe Kramer, the daughter of Volte athlete Mayra Caamano, completed her 2022 high school track season on Thursday night with a new personal best at the 3200-meter distance.

Competing in the UIL 13-6A district meet, Kramer posted her best time ever at the distance, finishing in 12:22.91 - a pace of 6:13 per mile.

Her previous best came a year ago at the Atascocita Invitational when she ran the distance in 12:32.60.

Two Saturdays ago, April 2, she competed with teammates Natalie Byrnes, Cambelle Sanders and Lindsey Jahnke in the Distance Medley Relay of their home meet, the College Park Invitational.  

The four finished in fourth place overall in 13:30.05 as they ran legs of 1200, 400, 800 and 1600 meters.

The week before, under the lights in the Victor Lopez Classic at Rice University on Thursday, March 26, Kramer had her top effort of season with a 3000-meter finishing time of 11:19.83 - a pace of 6:04 per mile.

She opened the season on Thursday, March 10 at the Atascocita Invitational with a 12:44.0 effort at the 3200-meter distance.

Kramer is the only high school track and field athlete of Volte parents.

Brayden Park, Maddie Hanyzewski and Brooke Kramer-Caamano are middle school athletes of Volte families, but online reporting of their results this season have been non-existent other than Park as he finished fifth place in the finals of the UIL 13-6A junior high district championship on Monday, March 23 in both the 3200 meters and the triple jump.

He covered the 3200 meters in 11:21 while finishing the triple jump in 34 feet and 4.75 inches.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Park, Rux Go 1-2 at TWRC Sunday Night 5K

We interrupt our regular order of results reporting to put a smile on your face this Saturday morning!

If this picture doesn't incorporate a bit of "foolishness", we're not sure what does!

No teeth were broken at the completion of the race!
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Of course, our own Bill Dwyer does a great job - and has been doing so since the summer of 2009, but one of the things that he does is to give kids that come out and participate a medal to congratulate them and to encourage them to continue to run.

Jerritt Park and George Rux were the only two runners that came out the day after The Woodlands Marathon.  (The Sunday Night 5K is always on the first Sunday of every month.)

There was some joking among the Friends of the Running Community while these two gents were on the course that we could have some future fun by betting on the over/under of any two runners in a race.

Gauging how we thought they would run, we set the time difference at 11 minutes.

One chose above; the other below.

If the over/under is actually met, in Vegas, it is a push.  The house - betting establishment - wins as nobody gets their bet paid off.

And that's what exactly happened this Sunday night.

Jerritt came across the finish line in the Barbara Bush Elementary parking lot in 22:29.

And George, unbeknownst what had been discussed, finished right at 32:29.

Eleven minutes difference on the nose.

The next Sunday Night 5K is Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.