Sports

October 25, 2013

Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

Aron Rono, of the U.S. All-Army Team, leads the pack of runners around a turn during the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 20, 2013. Rono finished fifth in the race.

WASHINGTON — Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish Oct. 20, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

The top three overall finishers were with the Brazilian Army, led by Solonei Silva with a time of 48:04, Paulo Paula at 48:06, and Frank Caldeira, who finished in 48:08.

Rono finished the race fifth overall with a time of 48:18. Army teammate Augustus Maiyo finished seventh at 49:00, and Elkaneah Kibet finished eighth with a time of 49:33.

The Mountain Post Men from Fort Carson, Colo., won the Commander’s Cup, finishing in first place in the Active Duty Men’s Division, led by Edwin Sang with a time of 50:18. Second in the divison was the JBLM Men from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Fort Bragg Men finished third.

The Fort Bragg Women finished first in Active Duty Women’s Division, led by Emily Potter with a time of 57:51. Fort Eustis, Va., took first place in the Active Duty Mixed Division, led by Bryce Livingston with a time of 52:15.

Army leaders who cheered on the participants included Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack.

More than 26,000 people completed the race, according to the results. Chandler said it’s always motivating seeing so many people participating, doing something positive and staying Army Strong.

The race, which began and ended at the Pentagon, twisted and turned through the nation’s capital and took runners past Arlington National Cemetery, and the Lincoln Memorial and other sites along the National Mall.

Onlookers lined the streets, and cheered and waved as the racers passed. Soldiers manned water stations, and Army musicians provided entertainment on points along the route. Hundreds of volunteers supported the event.

At the awards ceremony, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, commanding general of the Military District of Washington, expressed his gratitude to everyone who put time and energy into make the event such a huge success.

“I just want to thank all our Soldiers, all our Family members, all our sponsors, more than 900 volunteers put this race together. We couldn’t have done it without them,” said Buchanan.

The top male finisher, 31-year-old Silva of Brazil, said through an interpreter that it was a special feeling to win, and he was honored to represent his country in the race.

Kerri Gallagher, 24, was the first-place female finisher, with a time of 54:56. This was her 2nd consecutive first-place finish.

Gallagher, who is an assistant track coach at American University, said she enjoys the Army Ten-Miler and that she trained by running “a lot” of miles.

This season she has raced in two 10k runs, as well as a 5K, she said.

“As a middle distance runner, I really don’t have much planned for distance races other than try to hold on if I can,” she said.

“I pretty much approach each of these road distances the same, but they just get more challenging as they get longer,” she said with a chuckle.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
World-Cup-Intl-Officers

United through sport: World Cup Soccer brings diverse nationalities together at 304th MI Bn.

From left, Capt. Carlos Luna, El Salvador; 1st Lt. Igor Vladusic, Croatia; Capt. Adam Maneen, Company A, 304th MI Bn commander; 1st Lt. Lars Woletz, Germany; and Capt. Tosin Fagoyinbo, Nigeria, discuss soccer June 20 in Nichols...
 
 

Army: Lab teams up with Boston Marathon to prevent heat injury

NATICK, Mass. — As runners get ready for the Boston Marathon, many no doubt partake in training programs aimed at helping them to be optimally prepared, whether it be helping them achieve their best time and reduce physical injuries or simply to finish. With all this preparation, many may be surprised to find out about...
 
 
#6

Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program lugers Sgt. Matt Mortensen (left) and Sgt. Preston Griffall (right) indicate they are ready for Olympic doubles competition Feb. 12 at Sanki Sliding Centre in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. They...
 

 

Nine Soldiers officially named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7 – 23 in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee, or USOC, officially announced the team Monday. The Soldier-athletes named...
 
 
archers

BHS, JROTC students gain archery team

This year the Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, was introduced to a new sport. The 2013/14 school year is the first time JROTC has an archery team. It is open to all Buena High School students i...
 
 
softball-2

All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

Sgt. Eric Querry, a native of Cocoa Beach, Fla., who is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, did most of the pitching for All-Army and helped himself at the plate with eight home runs. FORT SILL, Okla. – Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin