Saturday, April 14 – Buurma takes top 10 at Sonoma 50; 9th F in 8:36:59! The women’s race was led by Keely Henninger, 1st in 7:13:55. There followed Taylor Nowlin in 2nd in 7:44:52, Camelia Mayfield in 3rd in 7:45:55, Gina Slaby in 4th in 7:54:10, Amy Leedham in 5th in 7:59:54, Abby Mitchell in 6th in 8:17:14, Ashley Nordell in 7th in 8:21:27, Amy Sproston in 8th in 8:27:21, and our badass teammate, Nikki Buurma in 9th in 8:36:59. The men’s field proved exciting, with Jim Walmsley breaking his own record, taking 1st in 5:51:16, followed by Coconino Cowboys’ Jared Hazen in 2nd in 6:18:10 and Eric Senseman in 4th in 6:33:34. Mario Mendoza broke up the Cowboys with a 3rd place finish in 6:25:30. Since Walmsley had already earned a golden ticket to Western States, Hazen, Mendoza and Senseman happily earned their golden tickets at Sonoma. Full results can be found HERE! Stay tuned tomorrow for Nikki’s race report!
Saturday, April 14 – Overson is 1st OA at Rage in the Sage Duathlon! In his first multi-sport event of the year, Leighton took 1st (Results currently unlisted), in the 2.5 mile run – 10 mile mountain bike – 2.5 mile run duathlon event. Rage in the Sage was his first event in what will be several weeks of racing ahead. Next up – the Spring Classic Duathlon in Portland, OR this weekend!
Saturday, April 14 – Howisey takes 3rd at the Deception Pass 1/2 Marathon! Despite her winter and early spring training being mostly road focused, Howisey couldn’t resist the Deception Pass 1/2, a race close to her heart. Aly placed 3rd to Seattle’s Rachel Mokrey in 2:02:44 and 2nd place’s Lizzy Moran from Jackson, WY, who finished in 2:03:14. Aly was 3rd in 2:04:21, faster than her time the year previous. Full results can be found HERE!
Sunday, April 15 – Carlyon takes 3rd in her Division at her first ever Spartan race – the Seattle Spartan Sprint! The Sprint race consisted of 3+ miles run and 20-23 obstacles. After some really debilitating injuries, Alyson is healthy and, as you might imagine, incredibly strong, because this burpee machine just podium’d! RESULTS!