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Race Recap: June 2nd – June 3rd

Race Recap: June 2nd – June 3rd
June 4, 2018 Nick Seitz
We have a ton of races to report on this week, including the Pleasant Prairie Youth and Junior elite cup, the USO Crit / Time Trial, Reston Sprint Triathlon, Ironman Raleigh, and several other triathlons and high school races! As always, congrats to all our athletes who pushed and raced hard this weekend. Let’s get started!
Strong race for the EF Junior Elite Team in Pleasant Prairie, WI this weekend.  In the Youth Elite Female race, Hope Frost continued to shine taking 2nd followed by Emme Cate Heilbrun in 16th, Ava Larkin 18th, Samantha Kayne 22nd, Annalise Williams 35th, and Emma Weaver 68th who showed a lot of grit to get through the race despite an ankle injury.  In the Youth Elite Male race, Nick Pilgrim took 8th and Tate Frost 30th – both with strong races.  In the Junior Elite Female race, Abby Church ran her way to 8th followed by Alexandra Poole in 15th and Chloe Ramirez in 33rd.  In the Junior Elite Male race, Kieran Haug finished 14th, Alex Tan 40th, and Ben Poling 42nd.
Strong races for Coach Erin Horil and Jill Tarr at the USO Crit / Time Trial.  At the crit Saturday, Erin got in a break and finished 3rd at the line in the Cat 4/5 race.  At the time trial Sunday, Erin took the cat 5 win and Jill took the women’s 65+ win.

At the Reston Sprint Triathlon, we had some awesome results. Zoe Van Winckel took 1st,  Jennifer Zheng took 2nd, and Ale Stankaitis took 8th overall in women’s! In their respective age groups, Cat Claman took 1st, Sadé Smith took 2nd, Hanna Renager took 1st, Jacob Crouch took 1st, and Jack Leon-Guerrero took 4th! Coach Mike also took 1st in his age group!

At Ironman 70.3 Raleigh, Andrew Rose had a great race, qualifying for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa! Catrina Ralston had a strong finish, completing her first half Ironman! Dennis Kao completed the race with a time of 6:05!

Caleb McCaskill maintained the leader jersey at Bryan Park Crit taking a second win for the series with Rex Nguyen finishing 3rd and Jake Dysart finishing in the pack.

Joshua Gray took 3rd overall at the King’s Dominion 5k

At the 5A State Track Meet, Johanna Lupica had a strong result at her final high school race before running for UR next season.  Colby Burcham ran extremely well helping lead his team to a 2nd place finish in the 4X800, advancing to Nationals.

Logan White had a great split on her leg of the 4X800 at the State Meet.
At the KD 5k, Joshua Gray finished an impressive 3rd overall coming in under 19:00.
At the Sophie House 5k, Michelle Fang ran well coming in 4th overall female!
At the Tri for the Y Sprint Distance, Kenny Steingold finished 2nd in his AG!

At the Rocky Gap Triathlon, Sarah Menchavez took 3rd overall women’s!

Congrats to all our athletes who raced!

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