Superbowl Weekend Race Report

1500 meters
1500 meters

Last weekend was a successful week for Denver’s sports teams; the Broncos won the Superbowl and the DTC had scores of wins and top finishes!

2016 Frank Sevigne Invitational (Nebraska)
Mark Husted placed third overall in an elite 800m race!

2016 Superbowl 5k (Denver)
Sophia Galleher cruised to an easy first place finish prior to hitting the track for 400m repeats.

2016 Super Half-Marathon (Colorado Springs)
Olivia Long is slowly getting herself back into race shape after a long bout with persistent injuries. Amazingly, she placed 14th overall overall! She’s back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

USATF Mid-America Regional Championships (Colorado Springs)

Although we are in the middle of our NCAA competition season, we could not pass up the opportunity to support our local track community; and get a good workout from it.
-800m: Mesfin Ferede opened up the meet for us with a turbine-smooth 800m and a clean win! On the women’s side, Ruth Waller took the win, Taylor Nowlin ran cautiously but still got third, and Rae Moreland fought off an aggressive Colorado College runner to secure 5th place.
-60m: This meet allowed athletes to do standing starts so Badger decided to see how well his 800m starting form would hold against sprinters in blocks. As the gun fired, his first step was predictably bad, but  he eventually caught up to his rival and beat him!
-1500m: Ferede was back in action for another smooth win! Dan Spale won his Masters Age group with a blistering 4:48!  Ruth placed first, Taylor second, and Rae finished in sixth!
-200m: Ferede took 2nd overall with a time that’s competitive with his outdoor efforts! It is going to be a great year for him!
-3000m: Taylor led the women’s 3000m with a great looking race, but we could tell that she was tired at this point. Jenny Riat was new to track and field and this was her first track event! She stayed strong for a mid-pack finish!
400m: Ferede again, of course… Up against some tough competition, Mesfin pushed as hard as he could, but was not able to defeat the well-rested runners at this point in the meet. Mesfin came in third place!
4x250m: Badger and Ferede could not find teammates to help them with the relay so they decided to try and win it with two people. After gaining a 30 meter lead, the team retired from P1. Our distance women did a great job holding off the female sprinters from Colorado College, but after a heavy day of racing the best we could do was 2nd place in the event.

DTC earned a total of 14 medals at this event! Great effort team!

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