Team Run Men Find Their Stride in Carver

The Team Run men raced to their best overall finish of the year at the Carver 5 Miler Grand Prix this past Saturday. They took the runner-up spot. Only the BAA could best Team Run’s efforts. Leading the men was Tadesse Girma running an impressive 24:22, which was good for 3rd place overall. Tadesse also led Team Run at the Jones 10 Miler and the New Bedford Half Marathon finishing 17th and 22nd at those events. His 3rd place in Carver was a huge breakthrough for the year. Holding the 2nd and 3rd spots for the team were Olympian cross country skier Justin Freeman (8th) and Kenyan Peter Omae (9th), who ran 25:06 and 25:16, respectively. Both also ran to top-10 finishes at the Hollis 5k last month. Rounding out the scoring positions were Danilo Cordeiro¬† (26th) and David Metzger (27th) both coming in at 26:26. Team Run was without one of their top guns, Jeff Veiga, who unfortunately overslept that morning and missed the race! Also competing was Tim Cattagio (37th), Titus Mutinda (64th), and Benjamin Coughlin (67th), who posted times of 26:57, 27:47, and 27:53.

On the women’s side, Steph Riley returned to her winning ways. While she finished 2nd at the Hollis 5k last month, Riley dominated the Carver 5 Miler, winning by nearly a minute in a time of 27:48. This is Riley’s 3rd Grand Prix win of the year, and she has a big lead in the overall individual series standings. She was followed by Nicole Casey at 30:56, good for 13th place. Courtney Burgess and Megan Robertson (72nd) rounded out the Team Run women with times of 36:12 and 37:15. With only 4 women competing, Team Run was not able to field a full team for Carver. They were currently sitting in first place in the series point standings, but will now likely drop to 4th or 5th place. Next on the docket for Team Run is the Lone Gull 10k taking place in Gloucester in September.

 Place Bib No Name        
      1    275  TADESSE GIRMA         3         24:22
      2    274  JUSTIN FREEMAN        8         25:06   
      3    278  PETER OMEA            9         25:16   
      4    272  DANILO CORDEIRO       26        26:26   
      5    277  DAVID METZGER         27        26:26 
      6    271  TIM CATOGGIO          37        26:57   
      7    284  TITUS MUTINDA         64        27:47  
      8    273  BENJAMIN COUGHLIN     67        27:53

 

Place Bib No Name  
      1    279  STEPHANIE REILLY       1        27:48   
      2    270  NICOLE CASEY           13       30:56
      4    603  COURTNEY BURGESS       ??       36:12     
      3    421  MEGAN ROBERTSON        72       37:15

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