Thanks to Tom Whitaker and the Omaha Running Club for the big assist this morning. He and wife Lorraine are timing and results treasures.
Luka Thor sleepwalked a 17:53, appropriately enough after working the midnight shift last night. A real battle between Nate Stack and Jimmie Doherty for the bragging rights of being next. They were fast on the dozing Thor’s heels with Nate awarded the same time in 17:53 and Jimmie 17:54.
NRGE mate Walt key hung with the young Team Nebraska trio before being gapped midway into the second loop. He would finish in a nice 18:12, a solid time on this frighteningly hilly course. Team Nebraska’s Bob Miyake was 5th in 18:41. Also representing Team Nebraska, and a pretty nice fella, Steve Cross took the Champs Masters kudos, 6th overall in 21:44.
Walt’s mate and our Hope From The West Scottie Shaw took the women’s USATF Nebraska Association 5K XC crown with her 22:27 good enough for 7th overall.
Tammy Consbruck (2nd o/a female, 22:55) showed she has strength as well as speed, she didn’t miss a Wednesday Night Track all year. Shannon McEvoy rounded out the top 3 women in 24:28. Christine Miyake was the top masters female taking home a prized custom decorated skull for her 26:02.
The top 10 men and women were awarded, we hope they are some of the coolest and ghoulest of the season. Thanks again to Agustin Delgado and Dan Knobbe for their outstanding artistic contributions.
More recap manana. A lot of other thank you’s and I don’t want to miss anyone.
Elmo taking the Little Goblins Diaper Dash through their paces. For the first time our Little Goblins outnumbered our adult entrants, we couldn’t be happier! Elmo was also this year’s Bar None Beer Mile Champ. And he’s run a half marathon in it. Photo by Paul Baltes.