JO State Championships, Vegas, ThunderRoad, Richmond, Old Glory 50K

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

North Carolina Junior Olympic Cross Country State Championships

Hagan Stone Park, Pleasant Garden, NC

Boys 2K

Charles Rooks – 9:05.64 4th overall going to Nationals!20141116_144839-1

Girls 3K

Makayla Obremski – 11:45:95 PR and 2nd Overall going to Nationals!
Isabella Bufalini – 13:01.40 PR and 22nd overall – awesome race Bella

Boys 3K

Richie Tillier – 11:58:57 PR and 22nd overall.  Richie held strong and pass a ton of people in the race20141116_144648-1

Girls 4K

Erin Blanding – 24:28 Erin is finishing all of her races faster on the second half.

Boys 4K

Conner Riggs – 15:20 Conner was in 35th at the mile and ended 22nd great work
Chris Post – 17:59 – Chris is really learning how to race and finished strong20141116_145355-1
Chris Balderson – 20:22 – Chris had his mean face on and went out smart finishing the 2nd half faster than the first half

Boys 5K

Alex Naudad – 17:38 11th overall and headed to Nationals.  Strong finish Alex
Robert Tuberville – 19:30 right on the boarder of a PR, great finish buddy
Sam Rooker – 21:31 – 5K PR 1st time in a state championship.  Good work Sam.



Greenville Results at Charlotte Thunder Road, Richmond and More….

Coach Matthew Hammersmith paced Clinton Grant to his first SUB 3:00:00 marathon running 2:58 in Richmond.  This is a 7 min PR.  Words from Coach Matt – I was fortunate enough to be healthy and consistent today with Clint throughout the Richmond Marathon. Knocking off almost dead even splits for 26 miles is no easy task! He ran great 6 minute PR with a 2:58 considering the fact that i threatened to leave him if he didnt tuck in behind me.

Antionette Prot ran 1:55 at Charlotte Thunder Road

A team of Liesl Cox, James Novak, Cory Crossiant, and Delane Crossiant ran through multiple legs of the Hope Relay in Greenville South Carolina. This fundraising race was a huge success in raising money for autism awareness!

Nick Monroe got a PR even though it was 28 degrees at start! His previous best 2 years ago was 1:57:59.  This year – 1:56:31 and going through 10K split at 55:32  was also a personal best.

Las Vegas Rock and Roll

Charles Buckland came out of the woodwork to get a marathon under his belt before Quintiles. Way to get your feet wet. Leslie Donnelly made her debute race for Without Limits. She intended to do the half, but decided, why not and ran the full….What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Patriot Rush and Meghan Clark Run

Grace Anderson – 26:20
Chris Bean – 30:14
Carrie Cheatham – 34:12leigh
Mary Joe Barbaretta 29:22

Old Glory Trail Trot – 50K

Aberdeen, NC

Leigh Adams came in 1st place in the women’s, and second place overall, in her 50k. (32 miles) She also crushed the course record by 15 minutes.  Blazing in the woods!  Love it!

Charlie and Ed’s 55 mile Run around New Hanover County

Charlie Engel and Ed George decided – why not run around the entire county.  Good Run boys, looks like you had some company like Forest Gump