Over the past three weeks, Endorphin Fitness athletes have strung together a ton of amazing races. You can view the full race recap here, but I wanted to use my message today to celebrate some of the most outstanding performances which stand out in my mind.
East Coast Triathlon Festival
It was a sea of red at the East Coast Triathlon Festival this year with many EF athletes placing very high.
The day began with a bang with the Junior Elite Female race as Alexandra Poole rode herself to the front and then had a stellar run to finish 2nd. She was followed by Abigail Church in 8th, Ava Larkin in 18th, Samantha Kayne in 20th, Caroline Osenga in 36th, Anna Kate Wirsing in 47th, and Anneliese Rogerson in 50th.
Next was the Junior Elite Male race where Cole Burnette led the way with a 17th place finish followed by Jacob Crouch in 25th, Tate Frost in 45th, and Greg Flynn in 46th.
In the Youth Elite Female race, Eve Frost finished 8th followed by Lydia Mikhin in 10th, Ava Foster 14th, Hazel Wells 15th, Madelyn Berry 19th, Jenna Gilhooly 21st, Andrea Rogerson 22nd, Lucy Nunziata 25th, Lily French 38th, Abigail Wang 40th, Chrysanthi Euripides 49th, Annika Rogerson 52nd, Brenna Fary 57th, Sarah Gilhooly 59th, and Sybil Westhoff 64th.
In the Youth Elite Male race, Jackson Foster finished 5th, Gabe Nunziata 16th, Roman Steis 19th, Ken White 29th, Caleb Harlow 34th, and Yug Kolla 58th.
Next up was the Youth Age Group Triathlon & Duathlon races. In the 7-8 girls age group, Claire Connors, Emma Kunnen, and Rebecca Gilhooly took 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively. In the 7-8 boys age group, Ethan Diette took 1st and Cole Peat 2nd. In the 9-10 girls age group, Mia Stimson took 2nd, Kit Czajkowski 7th, and Geneva Stamm 8th. In the 9-10 boys age group, Avery Diette took 3rd, Chris Connors 5th, Owen Peat 8th, Tommy White 11th, Jonathan Gilhooly 14th, and Aidan Foster 15th. In the 11-12 girls age group, Josie Nunziata took 2nd, Ellie Harlow 3rd, Autumn Gilhooly 5th, Siena Foster 8th, Lily Stimson 12th, Hattie Wells 13th, and Amelia Ross 14th. In the 11-12 boys age group, Jackson Rodgers took 12th. In the 13-15 girls age group, Austin Harlow took 4th, Kelsey Boughton 5th, and Ariana Hochfelder 8th. In the 13-15 boys age group, Jameson Maples took the win followed by Cannen Harlow in 7th. In the 16-19 girls age group, Isabella Belogay took the win followed by Nora Rossi in 3rd. In the 16-19 boys age group, Griffin Moon took the win in his first triathlon followed by Alessandro Bovo in 3rd. In the duathlon 5-10 age group category, Maximus Maule took 1st, Oliver Harlow 2nd, Robert Hochfelder 3rd, Paxton Harlow 4th, Colby Harlow 5th, and Braxton Harlow 8th on the boy’s side and Maggie Miller, Sara Stimson, and Mya Harlow took top 3 respectively on the girl’s side. In the duathlon 11-19 age group category, Monty Curren took the win followed by Eli Maule in 2nd, Ben Lenoir in 3rd, and Grayson Maples in 4th.
The last 2 races of the day were the Age Group Draft Legal World Qualifiers. In the women’s race, Erin Horil took the overall win with an amazing race while Anneliese Rogerson took 2nd in her age group, Anna Kate Wirsing 3rd, Kathy Scourby 4th, and Aimee West 7th. In the men’s race, James Crabb 4th in his age group, Steve Smith 12th, and Greg Flynn 13th.
Kinetic Multisport Festival
Endorphin Fitness had consistent results all 3 days at the Kinetic Multisport Festival. Coach James Crabb started the weekend off strong by winning the Prologue Swim-Run event in a strong battle to the finish line. Coach Michael took second place overall in the Sprint on Sunday! Hazel Wells and Chrysanthi Euripides showed the world how strong our juniors are by achieving second and third place (respectively) overall females in the Sprint on Sunday.
In addition to this, congratulations to the following Age Group podiums in the Olympic on Saturday: 1st- Emily Kontos; 2nd- Meredith Newcomb, Mary Peace McRae; 3rd- Glenn Young; Aquabike 4th overall – John Clarke. Also, there were strong races from Charlotte Whitlock, Lee White, and Karen Holt in the Olympic.
In the Half on Saturday, Coach Erin Horil took 2nd in her age group after suffering on the run, Bryce Whitson took 6th in his age group, and Chris Piper 8th in his first half.
In addition to our impressive overall results in the Sprint (listed above), Roman Steis and Yug Kolla won their age groups, Caleb Harlow took 2nd, and Alex Tan took 3rd.
Mountain Bike Races
In the VAHS Mountain Bike Series, last weekend brought about lots of strong finishes and podiums for Maddie Fisher (1st), Andrea Rogerson (2nd), Hazel Gillespie (4th), Annika Rogerson, Anneliese Rogerson, Jake Dysart, Zach Fisher, and Jude Gillespie. Many of these athletes also raced River Rock or Camp Hilbert this past weekend as well. All 3 Rogerson girls set new PRs at Hilbert – congrats!
In local high school track meets, Brett Bishop dropped his 800 PR to 1:59 and Mile PR to 4:26 while his brother Blair dropped his 800 PR to 2:04 and Mile PR to 4:36. Isaac Lamprecht dropped his mile PR to 4:55 and 3200 PR to 10:43, and Luke Craven dropped his mile PR to 4:54. We also saw strong races from Avery Edmondson and Owen Godfrey who both set PRs in the mile and 100m respectively.
Our youth athletes have been racing the Healthy Kids Running Series with impressive results. Robert Hochfelder finished the Midlothian Series in 4th place and Emma Kunnen won the Mechanicsville Series. The Richmond Series began last weekend with impressive races from Andrea Rogerson, Annika Rogerson, Colby Harlow, Braxton Harlow, Robert Hochfelder, Ellie Harlow, Austin Harlow, Hadley Harlow, Oliver Harlow, Paxton Harlow, Mya Harlow, Haven Harlow, Keller Haley, Blaise Bell, and Dylan Oklopcic. The strongest race of the day was the mile when EF athletes Ellie Harlow, Andrea Rogerson, Hadley Harlow, Austin Harlow, and Annika Rogerson crossed the line taking the top 5 spots!
New EF Coach Tanner Smith put it down in the River Rock 10k winning overall by a healthy margin.
Down River Rip
Also this past weekend, Coach James Crabb won the Down River Rip Open Water Swim setting a new course record.
Congrats to everyone – it is exciting to be back racing!