Frank Corrigan and Heather Hunt earned victories in Huntington, New York and Sumter, South Carolina at 4 mile and 5K distances respectively. Frank's victory at 20:09 earned him a club best mark over the distance as he tunes up for the Club Cross Country Championships.
Also in the eastern time zone, Kaitlin Gregg braved 22 degree weather to earn runner-up honors at the Cleveland Turkey Trot 5 Miler in a solid 28:35.
|Sean and Tania basically taunt Kaitlin |
with the good California weather
|Kaitlin keeps spirits up with |
slightly different conditions
On home turf, NBSV had its most significant presence at the 9th Annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, where the purple race shirts made it seems as if the entire 20,000+ field was racing for the team. Starting off the day for the real purple were Sean Sketch and Tania Morimoto. Sketch moved smartly through the field to take a narrow lead with 400 meters to go. Although a close sprint battle ended up with him in the runner-up spot, Sketch had by far the best second half of the race among the contenders. Tania Morimoto, winner last year, also moved up progressively to finish just seconds behind fellow long-time PA runners Brooke Wells and Heather Tanner in what appears to be a road PR of approximately 36:30. Adam Tenforde also made a top 10 appearance in the open 5K, his first race following the Santa Rosa Marathon in August.
|At the 4 miler, Frank hopes this child's |
warmth will radiate
In the marquee event of the morning, several NBSV athletes took part in the elite 5K heats, which also served as the PAUSATF individual 5K Championships. On the men's side, Jesus Romo earned 16th place, and fourth among PA runners, with a road PR and club best of 14:27 on the flat and fast course. Patrick Reaves also ran for the men, doubling back to finish strong in approximately 30th place overall, behind winner David Torrence of Nike / Bay Area Track Club.
On the women's side, Stephanie Dinius led the team for the second straight race. Dinius was 21st place overall, but 2nd among PA athletes only to Team New Balance athlete Kim Conley, the winner in a new course record of 15:28. Dinius's 16:38 road PR was followed by Maggie Conley at 17:08, Sarah Boyden at 17:33, and Melinda DiNapoli, who earned 40+ honors and a new personal best of 18:29.
As mentioned before on this page, Shaluinn Fullove and Elle Pishny are headed toward the California International Marathon on December 8, while a team will compete at the USATF Club National Championships the following week in Bend, Oregon.
Results for the Townwide Fund Huntington Thanksgiving Day Race, when posted, will be available here.
Results for the Cleveland Turkey Trot are available here.
Results for the Sumter YMCA Turkey Trot are available here.
Info about the South County Turkey Trot is available here.
Results for the Alexandria Turkey Trot are available here.
Results for the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot are available (albeit with some as yet unresolved discrepancies) here.