Ten Paragon Training runners raced the Diploma Dash 5K on Saturday. We had a men's team and a women's team competing. The men's team placed 2nd overall with combined times, and the women's team was right behind in 3rd! And we had a long list of teammates earning new 5K PRs, including Alfonso Campa, Emi Nix, Kelsey Kohler, Sarah Rasco, Jessica De Los Campos, and Jose Vaquedano. On the women's team, all five members were in different age groups... and each won their age group! On top of that, Emi won third place female! On the men's team, Andrew won his age group, and Jose and Alfonso both won 2nd place in their age groups! Jason and Evan were also at the top of their age groups, in 5th and 6th, respectively. Over 1400 people raced this local 5K, an event that has been running since 1985. It is a great event to test the winter and early spring training progress. And the results are in: we're suffering faster.
Another big event for Paragon Training this weekend was the South Texas Age Group Swimming (STAGS) Championships in Austin. Three of our swimmers qualified and competed: Emma Didier, Caleb Manifold, and Bryce Wooten-Cortez. Emma also qualified for the finals in the 100 Fly and 50 Free!
Carlos Torres was back for more gravel this weekend at the 'Come and Grind It' race in Leesville on Saturday. The course is one or two loops of 33 miles each, and only 5% is paved.
Racing a half marathon on Sunday in Fort Worth was Jerett Gordon. Jerett competed at the Cowtown Half Marathon at the end of a long training weekend. He held sub-6:30 pace for the half and finished 7th in his Age Group!
Andrew Joy and Tiffany Tabourne raced back-to-back events for the second weekend in a row, first with the Diploma Dash on Saturday and then on to the Short Track Sundayz cycling races. Andrew placed 5th in his event, and Tiffany placed 3rd!
Saturday, February 29: Diploma Dash 5K
Alfonso Campa - 2nd Age Group
Andrew Joy - 1st Age Group
Evan Landez - 6th Age Group
Jason McIntyre - 5th Age Group
Jose Vaquedano - 2nd Age Group
Jessica De Los Santos - 1st Age Group
Allison Koch - 1st Age Group
Kelsey Kohler - 1st Age Group
Emi Nix - 1st Age Group. 3rd Overall Female
Sarah Rasco - 1st Age Group
Saturday, February 29: STAGS
Saturday, February 29: Come and Grind It
Sunday, March 1: Cowtown Half Marathon
Jerett Gordon - 7th Age Group
Sunday, March 1: Short Track Sundayz
Andrew Joy - 5th
Tiffany Tabourne - 3rd
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