Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rhines 2nd at Gate River Run 15K

This race in Jacksonville, FL served as the USA 15K championship. The folks at described it this way:

With this year's race once again featuring the Equalizer Bonus, the elite women's race started five minutes before the rest of the field. At the start, clear, cool conditions met more than 13,000 runners as McGregor and two-time champion Jen Rhines (Mammoth, Calif.), 2006 champion Blake Russell (Monterey, Calif.), 2008 Olympian Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.) and 2004 Olympian Colleen De Reuck (Boulder, Colo.) led more than 45 of the top U.S. women through the opening miles.

By five miles, McGregor and Rhines had pulled away from the field and were in a two woman race for the championship. Approaching six miles, McGregor made her move and began to pull away from Rhines.

As she made her way up the famous Hart Bridge, McGregor steadily extended her lead and cruised to the finish 36 seconds ahead of Rhines. Boulet held on to take third in 50:38 as De Reuck took fourth in 50:50 and Rebecca Donaghue (State College, Pa.) finished fifth in 51:12.

Here are the top 10 women finishers:

2010 - Gate River Run

Katie McGregor - Minneapolis, MN 29 49:51
Jen Rhines - Mammoth Lakes, CA 35 50:27
Magdalena Lewy-Boulet - Oakland, CA 36 50:39
Colleen De Reuck - Boulder, CO 45 50:51
Rebecca Donaghue - Happy Valley, PA 34 51:13
Renee Metivier-Baillie - Boulder, CO 28 51:37
Blake Russell - Pacific Grove, CA 34 51:46
Amy Hastings - Mammoth Lakes, CA 26 51:55
Lindsey Anderson - South Ogden, UT 24 51:56
Kelly Jaske - Portland, OR 33 51:58

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