We’ve got a packed recap with some of the ARC’s best results of 2017.
On Friday, Wil Norris (Salming Running North America) chopped 37 seconds off of his 10,000m PR with a blazing 29:51 (15:04, 14:47) at the Raleigh Relays. Wil, a grad student at App State, has spent the winter grinding out tough solo sessions up in Boone. His hard work has clearly paid off. Keep an eye out for more fast times as he drops in distance to attack PRs at 1500m and 5000m in the coming weeks.
Brent Schouler also dropped a massive personal best this weekend with his 2nd place finish at the QuintilesIMS Wrightsville Beach Marathon 2017 in 2:34:41 (just behind race winner and friend-of-the-ARC Justin Pfruender) This was nearly 10 minutes faster than his previous best from two years ago. Brent’s ability to lock into a rhythm was on full display as he clicked off 22 of the 26 miles within 3 seconds of his average pace (5:52 per mile). Steady!
With great performances on the track and roads taken care of, a pack of Collective racers took to the trails for the 2017 DuPont 12K Trail Race. In the first few miles, the lead changed several times with Shiloh Mielke (Astral) and Javan Lapp taking turns pushing the hills. Asheville newcomer Mike Zeberkiewicz, who hung back early, moved up and took control of the lead in the second half of the race. Shiloh gave chase, but Mike was able to pull away in the final couple of miles to take the win in 41:50. Javan came across for 3rd, Frankie Adkins in 5th, and Jerad Crave in 9th. Great racing across the board.
NC State Raleigh Relays 10,000m - Raleigh, NC
Wil Norris - 25th (2nd in heat) - 29:51.58
Quintiles Marathon - Wilmington, NC
Brent Schouler - 2nd - 2:34:41
Dupont Forest 12k Trail Race - Pisgah Forest, NC
Mike Zeberkiewicz - 1st - 41:50
Shiloh Mielke - 2nd - 42:37
Javan Lapp - 3rd - 43:31
Frankie Adkins - 5th - 44:13
Jerad Crave - 9th - 48:53