Sponsored by: Ann Arbor Track Club Event Dates Through June 2016
    Twinkie Run  April 1
    Burns Park Run, Sunday, May 1
        5 & 10K plus kids run   http://www.burnsparkrun.org
      43nd Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, Sunday, June 5
          Half Marathon, 5 & 10K  http://www.dxa2.com/contents/registration
    Ann Arbor Track Club  http://aatrackclub.org

    St. Patrick's Parade Corktown Races, Detroit, Sunday, March 13, 2016
    Sponsored by Fraternal Order of United Irishmen, and
    KPMG Family for Literacy
    5KR/W; Emerald Mile; Dublin Double: Mile+5K; Kids Quarter Mile
36th Pot O'Gold 4 Mile Run and Walk, Downtown Flint, Thursday, March 17, 2016
    "Free Leprechaun Hat to the first 500 to register"
    Little Blarney Kids Run, Four Mile Run & Walk, 6:00 pm
    After race party with great eats.  Every finisher receives a medal
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon,   Full * Half * 10K * 5K * Kids' Run -May 14-15, 2016
    Marathon — Boston Qualifier –  Running, Walking & Wheeler Divisions
    Half, 10K, 5K — Running & Walking Divisions
    Register online:  http://www.clevelandmarathon.com/Registration/
    Races and Places, Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWzWG6mMJwk
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races, Friday, August 26 - Saturday August 27, 2016
    Don't miss the 40th anniversary of Michigan's most celebrated race!
    Run/Walk 10 Mile, 8K, 5K, Michigan Mile & Teddy Bear Trot

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__/ Michigan Runner - March / April 2016 Issue - Online Now
__/ Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Trine University and Kalamazoo (Feb. 27-28, 2016)
__/ Joseph Codrington Is Inducted into EMU Athletic Hall of Fame

__/ The Turning Point, by Amby Burfoot
__/ Michigan Runner Video Traffic for 2015
__/ GLSP  TV  Network - New and Upcoming Shows

__/ Great Performances - Indoor Track and Field
__/ Great Performances - Road Racing
__/ Michigan Runner Race Series 2016
__/ Race Calendar - March 2016

Michigan Runner - March / April 2016 Issue - Online Now

About the cover:  Desi Linden finished second at the US Olympic Team Trials, Marathon in Los Angeles, Febraury 13, 2016.  She will represent the USA at the Olympics in Rio.
Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Event Calendar

 17    2016 Event Calendar
    37    2016 Upper Peninsula Calendar
    38    2016 Triathlon and Duathlon Calendar

Features and Departments
    6    Editor’s Notes: Frozen Cat   By Scott Sullivan
    10    Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard   
    12    Spring Shoe Review    By Cregg Weinmann  
    42    Roberta Gibb, First Lady of the Boston Marathon   By Amby Burfoot
    44    Beyond the Chip: Coaching Should Develop Runners as Persons First    
            By Rachael Steil
    46    Michigan Big in Independent Running Retailers Board    By Ron Marinucci   
    47    I Don’t Want to Run Today    By Dave Foley
    48    Ultra Runner Takes Joy in Going Distance – Plus    By Ron Marinucci
    50    Club Names Michigan Communities ‘Runner-Friendly’    By Scott Sullivan
    52    Running with Tom Henderson   
    54    Michigan Runner Race Series 2016   

At the Races
    8    ASU Roommates Amy Cragg and Desi Linden Take First and Second in Marathon Trials   
    44    Super 5K Brings New Start Time, Mild Weather     By Tracey Cohen
    45    Big Bird Flies in Fair Weather, Tweaked Course     By Ron Marinucci   
    46    Run Like the Dickens Enjoys Heat Wave       By Tracey Cohen
    48    Winners Abound at Frozen Foot Race      By Mickey Fivenson
Online: Photo Gallery

Event Calendar
    26    2016 Event Calendar: Races, Group Runs, Training Runs, Clinics
Features and Departments
    3    Spring Shoe Review  By Cregg Weinmann
At the Races
    Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios except where noted
     9    Holiday Hustle   
    10    Anchor Bay Jingle Bell Run     
    10    Shelby Township Jingle Bell Run
    11    Lift for Berlin
    11    Kona New Year’s Eve Run   
    12    Fifth Third New Year’s Eve Run and Walk   
    14    Ann Arbor Running Company New Year’s Eve Run       
    14    Hillsdale Winter Opener
    15    Ididarun
    15    Auto Show 5K
    16    Houston Marathon & Half Marathon   Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net
    16    Chill at the Mill
    17    Ann Arbor Track Club Invitational Mile
    17    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 16
    18    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 29   
    20    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 8
    21    Eastern Michigan Triangular Meet
    22    Armory Track Invitational  Photos by Victah Sailer
    22    Paczki Run
    23    Super 5K   
    24    Groundhog Day Marathon  Photo by Scott Sullivan

Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Trine University and Kalamazoo (Feb. 27-28, 2016)
Gary Morgan, aka Mr. Ubiquitous, reports:

    Another weekend as I was out and about at a little closer to home.
Saturday February  27
    Up early as I had to drive to Angola, Indiana to officiate at the first ever MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) indoor track and field championships at Trine University.  This is the oldest collegiate conference in America at over 125 years young. To be officiating here at this meet was pretty cool. This is only the second time I've been here to Trine University. I stopped here with my high school coach in 1976 when we stopped here to check out track. This was the host of the high school Tri State meet back then. We checked out the track which is no longer there; Trine has had no track since a football stadium was built. It was called Tri State University back then. The university changed it's name in 2008 to Trine University because of a large donation from an Alumni called Trine. The university was established in 1884. John Wherley, Northville Road Runners legend, attended school here and earned his engineering degree. I officiated the 35 pound weight throw and shot put for men and women. The throwing inmplements are slightly less weighted for women. My partner for the day was Doug Weir from the Grand Rapids area. It became a long day, yet went by quickly since the track meet was happening all around us all day. I picked up a lot of 35 pound weights and shot puts along with kneeling down to read the tape for measurements. There was lots of cheering going on as the runners ran by in different events. Reminded me of my track and field days competing all those years with teams of various sorts. The meets are where we experienced lots of comaraderie and fun; it was always like family. We were the last event to get done.
    Trine University was the conference champs and they were celebrating in the fieldhouse as we left. It was great day to be officiating at a first-ever indoor championship. I drove around the 450 acre campus and checked out that football stadium without a track. Interesting-- football is king even though it loses money hand over fist and other sports are left in the dust. It was already dark and I made my way to Kalamazoo as I planned to run the Winter Blast Half Marathon on Sunday morning. Got to my hotel and called it a night.
Sunday February 28
    Up early since it was a Half Marathon Sunday.  Drove over to Portage about 15 miles from my hotel. This was the 4th annual Winter Blast Half Marathon put on by the Kalamazoo Area Runners. I was a pacer for the walkers the first year when the temperature was around the zero mark when we started. The race started and ended at Portage High School. The race also included a 5K and a 10K. A big crowd was in the school waiting for the start. I signed up and got ready to run. It was a fantastic day for running since it was 45 degrees at 8 am. We all go out the start and the announcer says that if they added up all the temperatures from the first three years it wouldn't add up to today's temperature. This winter has been a true abnormality. The gun goes off and we run the first three miles through a neighborhood. Then we go through a park onto a bike path along the road up to 5.5 miles. Next the course take us through a small park and bike path, then on the road at 6.5 miles to 9 miles. Finally, we are on a bike path and park the rest of the way, which was nicest part of the race. At the 9.5 mile mark, a sign had the distance to Chicago and Detroit. 143 miles to Detroit and 144 miles to Chicago, basically the exact half way point between Chicago and Detroit-- an interesting tidbit along the race route. The last three quarters of a mile were uphill and across the Portage High School parking lot. It was a good finish area since it wasn't too windy and it was open so people could watch us finish. I ran a little faster than I paced it 3 years ago. I went back into the high school, got some refreshments and talked with other runners about the race. A band played  and a massage therapist worked on runners until noon. Overall, this is a  great race and I highly recommend people to come and run it. The Kalamazoo Area Runners put on outstanding events and all of them are worth running. Plus, Kalamazoo is a great place to visit.
On the way home, I met Danie Matusik at the Dexter boardwalk and we walked three miles of it. There were hundreds of people out walking and running on the boardwalk and trail. This boardwalk has been a big hit since it was built three years ago. It was a great way to spend a sunny, warm February day.  We got dinner at the local pub in Dexter and then I went home from there.

    It was another almost Pure Michigan weekend. Angola, Indiana is close to Michigan and most of the Universities competing at the MIAA meet were from Michigan. Always something here in Michigan to do-- go and find it.
    Gary Morgan
    Mr Ubiquitous
Joseph Codrington Is Inducted into EMU Athletic Hall of Fame
From Eastern Magazine, Winter 2016 issue:
Joseph Codrington has been inducted into the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame.  Codrington (BA84) led EMU to six Mid-American Conference Championships in indoor and outdoor track. In 1984, he was the indoor MAC Champion in th 600-yard run. Codrington remained involved in the sport as an agent for various athletes competing in the Olympics, including EMU runners at the London games in 2012 and at the Sydney games in 2000.
The Turning Point, by Amby Burfoot
Runner's World is celebrating 50 years by publishing it's 50 best long stories.  This one features Dathan Ritzenhein, Alan Webb and Ryan Hall as high school seniors:
The Turning Point, by Amby Burfoot.
By the year 2000, U.S. distance running had hit an all-time low. But then three talented teenagers met in the greatest high-school cross-country race ever, and started an American revival.
Michigan Runner Video Traffic for 2015, by Art McCafferty
2015 Michigan Runner Videos Produced by GLSP - Note we have included viewer traffic and, of course, the link.  The videos are divided between editorial and commercial.  When we are employed by race directors, we make sure we feature sponsors and try to include all participants.  Enjoy

JANUARY                                                                Viewers                                
Auburn Hills
    Gary Morgan Honored on 50 Anniversary of Oakland CC                    30

    Elite Mile - Michigan Great Milers - Audrey Bell and Grant Fisher    88
    Ground Hog Day Marathon and 1/6 Marathon                            64
    Fifth Third River Bank -Race Director Kristin Aidif                 36

    Kona St. Patrick's Run (7 Shows)                                       2100

    AU Under 14 National Championship at EMU                            28

Ann Arbor
    UA Pipefitters and Plumbers 5K- 2015 Preview                        11
    Ann Arbor Marathon (8 Shows)                                        780
    Pantanal 5 & 10K Run in the Arboretum                               12

    RRCA Presents Detroit City                                          56

Mt. Clemens
    Let's Move Festival of Races (7 Shows)                                950

    Novi Memorial Day Run Preview                                        12

    Kalamazoo Half and Full Marathon - The Start                         46
    Kalamazoo Marathon - The  Race                                        24
    Kalamazoo Half Marathon - The Race                                  37
    Borgess  10K Run                                                    42
    Borgess 5K Run                                                         40

    Strategic Staffing Solutions -Title Sponsor of Turkey Trot          7

    Northern MIchigan Mitt Half Marathon and 5K Runs                      116

Ann Arbor            
    Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, Dexter & Ann Arbor (9 Shows)                     2100    

    Kona Strawberry Run -  BBC Running Club                                68
    Kona Strawberry Run -  8K Race                                      535
    Kona Strawberry Run - 5K Start                                        448
    Kona Strawberry Run -  5K Race                                        406

    Diemer Family of Races - (6 Shows)                                    590

    Little Foot Half Marathon                                            95

    Kona  Run (7 shows)                                              1890
    Kona  Run,  Plymouth, MI - (7 Shows)                            1600
    Plymouth YMCA  Father's Day Run (4 shows)                          400

    MHSAA LP Track & Field Finals,  Scenes from Division I            274

    Lisa  Fragomeli -1028 Road Races and Still Going                30
    Manistee Firecracker 5K                                         311

    Meijer LPGA 2nd Annual  5K Run                                      15

Traverse City
    Mickey Fivenson, a Michigan Runner Icon -TC Running Scene        45
    Meijer Festival of Races: Half, 15K, 10K & 5K                     18
    Carter's Kids Run - Meijet Festival of Races                      42
    Cherry Mile, National Cherry Festival                            91

Ann Arbor
    United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K & Pub Crawl          93

East Lansing
    MSU Auto Owners Spartan Invit-. Playmakers - (14)               2400

Grand Rapids
    Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon Preview                        119

    Labor Day 30K Run  (4 shows)                                    540
    33rd  Annual Kensington Challenge (3 Shows)

    Brooksie Way Run - Brooksie Winner Interviews                     44
    Brooksie Way Run - Running Fit 501 with Doug Goodhue              153
    Brooksie Way Run - Race Director  Deb Flynn - Wrap Up              22

    Mt. Baldhead Challenge  (4 shows)                                710

    Eagle Crest Golf Course - EMU Cross Country (5 shows)            800

    Scenes From the Windsor Side -Free Press Marathon               78

Grand Blanc
    Run 4 Wine - Complete Runner in Grand Blanc                        274

Grand Rapids
    Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon (8 Shows)                      2080

    Little Foot Half Marathon                                        95

    Wicked Halloween Run (7 Shows)                                    1950

    Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon (3 Shows)                170

    Red October Jr. Mile and 5K Walk                                26
    Red October 10K and 5K Runs                                     9

Brooklyn                                                              440
    MHSAA Cross Country, MIS Boys Divisiion 1

    MHSAA Cross Country, MIS Boys Divisiion 2
    MHSAA Cross Country, MIS Girls Divisiion 1
    MHSAA Cross Country, MIS Girls Divisiion 2
    MHSAA LP Cross Country Finals,  Boys Division 3
    MHSAA LP Cross Country Finals,  Boys Division 4
    MHSAA LP Cross Country Finals,  Girls Division 4
    MHSAA LP Cross Country Finals,  Girls Division 3

    Run For The Dead                                                 47

Eastpointe - Roseville                                                390
    Eastpointe/Roseville Big Bird Run (4 Shows)

Flat Rock                        
    Michigan Mile Beer Run                                           47

    Kona Chocolate Run (7 Shows)                                     2600    

Traverse City
    Great Beerd Run, Grand Traverse Resort                            42

    Lisa Veneziano Michigan Runner of the Year                        152

        OUT STATE
    Little Rock Marathon                                            46

    Trop Cal 5K - Miami Marathon. Miami. FL                            42

    Pensacola Double Bridge Run with Gary Morgan                       42

    Space Coast Marathon                                            64

    Chicago Marathon Interviews                                        37

    RRCA convention,  Drake Relays  Des Moines                       97

    BAA 5K Molly Huddle and Ben True                                633

    Boston Marathon Interviews, Flanagan, Linden                      36

    Spirit of the Marathon with Gary Morgan                         44

    Boston Marathon Interviews and Dathan Ritzenhein

    John Hancock Sports Expo                                           49

    Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon                                    8
New York    (7)                                                      210                                                            
    New York City Road Runners  Midnight Run in Central Park

    New York City Marathon - Run Ottawa Preview

        New York City Marathon - Expo

    New York City Marathon - Pasta Dinner

    New York City Marathon - Scotiabank Toronto Preview

    New York City Marathon - Parade of Nations

    Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland, OH  (10)                1000          

    USATF Outdoor - Molly Ludlow 4th in 800m Finals                 17

    USATF Outdoor - Matthew Centrowitz 1500m Winner                    30

    USATF Outdoor Jenna Prandini 200 m Dash                         264

    USATF Outdoor - Deanna Price - Winner Hammer                     50

    USATF Outdoor Trey Hardee Decathlon Champion                     219

    USATF Outdoor Jr. 1500m Michigan's Grant Fisher Takes Third     128

    USATF Outdoors - Amber Campbell Hammer Throw Champion              34

    USATF Outdoor Galen Rupp 5000m                                  54

    USATF Outdoors - Leah O'Connor Stumbles at Steeplechase         13

    USATF Outdoors - Amber Campbell Hammer Throw Champion            34

    USATF Outdoor Grant Fisher '15 Gary Morgan Reporting              28

    USATF Outdoor Cassandra Tate                                    38
     Outdoor Heptathlon Winner Barbara Nwaba                            44

    USATF Outdoor Joe Kovacs Shot Put 1st                            186

    USATF World Outdoor - Jennifer Suhr - pole vault                117

    USATF Outdoor - Christian Cantwell - Shot Put                    178

    USATF Outdoor - Alysia Montano 800m Winner                        68

    USATF Outdoor - Miranda Melville NYAC 20K Race Walk                110

    USATF Outdoor - UM's Mason Ferlic in Steeplechase                18

    USATF Outdoor - Elizabeth Patterson High Jump                    46

South Carolina    
    Scenes From the Kiawah Island Marathon                            27

The IronWomen: Julie Moss and Kathleen McCartney                       370

Wrightsville Beach Marathon                                            55

    AAF World Relays                                                 52

    Pan Am Games - Scenes from the Men's Games                        13
    Pan Am Games - Scenes from the Women's Games                    24
    Pan Am Jr.Games                                                  15
    A Canadian View of the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Marathon

China  (20) Shows                                                      800
    IAAF Opening Ceremonies and 20K Walk,         

    IAAF World Championships Interviews -  10,000 meter run

    IAAF World Championships Interviews -10,000 meters

    IAAF World Championships Interview - Nick Willis 1500

    IAAF World Championships  Interview - Esther Erb - Women's Marathon

    IAAF World Championships Interviews - Jamacian & USA Teams

    IAAF World Championships  Interview - Galen Rupp - 5,000m

    IAAF World Championships Interview, Ben True 5000m

    IAAF World Championships Interviews - Shalane Flanagan

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview - Justin Gaitlin 100 & 200m

    IAAF World Championships 100m Run - Usain Bolt 100 & 200m

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview - Mike Rodgers  100m33

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview - Nicole Tully  5,000m

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview  - David Oliver  110m hurdles

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview - Mo Farrah   5,000m & 10,000m

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview - Christian Taylor Triple Jump

    IAAF World Champiomships - Opening and Closing Ceremonies

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview - 20K Women Race Walkers

    IAAF World Champiomships Interview - Hammer Throw: Amber Campbell

    IAAF World Champiomships Assorted Interviews:

GLSP  TV  Network - New and Upcoming Shows

New York Midnight New Year's Run, New York, NY
North American International Auto Show, Detroit, MI
Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX
Miami Marathon Race Weekend, Miami, FL

U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills,  Preview, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Ground Hog Marathon, Grand Rapids, MI
The Pipers Open the West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, MI
Pine Cone Accommodations - Golf and Lodging in Gaylord, MI
Michaywe Golf Course in Gaylord - Lessons, Caddies and Golf, Gaylord, MI
U.S. Marathon Trials, Los Angeles, CA
    West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, Mi
Upcoming Shows:

    Michigan Golf Show, Novi, MI
    Let's Move Festival of Races, Mt. Clemens, MI
    Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland, OH
    Fifth Third River Bank Run.  Grand Rapids, Mi
    Mackinac Island Golf, Mackinac Island, MI
    MWGA 30th Anniversary, Red Run CC. Royal Oak, MI
    Dexter- Ann Arbor Run, Dexter & Ann Arbor, MI
    Western Junior Championship , Red Run CC, Royal Oak, MI
    U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field Eugene, OR
    Top 50 Jr. Golf Tournament, Eagle Crest Golf Club, Ypsilanti, MI
    Crim Festival of Races - 40th Anniversary, Flint, MI
    Rio 2016 Olympics,  Rio De Janeiro, South America
    100thth Michigan Women's Amateur, Spring Meadows, Linden, MI
    UA Plumbers and Pipefitters, Ann Arbor, MI
    2016 U.S. Amateur Championship, Oakland Hills, Bloomfield HIlls, MI
    Milford Labor Day 30K *, Milford, MI
    Mt. Baldhead Challenge *, Saugatuck, MI
    MSU Auto Owners Spartan Invitational, East Lansing, MI
    Kensington Challenge* Milford, MI

    Ryder Cup, Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, MN
    Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon, Valdalia, MI
    Helen Devos Childrens Hospital Kids Marathon* Grand Rapids, MI
    Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon* - Grand Rapids, MI

    Big Bird Run, Roseville/Eastpointe, MI
    Thanksgiving Turkey Trot -  Dowagiac, Dowagic, MI
Great Performances - Indoor Track and Field
-- Husky Classic, Seattle, WA, Feb. 13, 2016
1st - 3000m run)    Grant Fisher, running unattached, 7:50.06 - 2nd fastest indoor 3000 in US junior history

-- SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Fayetteville, AK, Feb. 27, 2016
1st - 800m run)    Donavan Brazier, Texas A&M, 1:46:08 -Breaks 26 year-old conference record.

-- Michigan Indoor Track Series Championships, Grand Rapids, Feb. 26-27, 2016
Champions - Boys:
DMR, Harold 397, 10:29.70
1600 SMR, Motor City B, 3:32.78
4x800m Relay, Motor City B,. 7:59.60
400m, Montel Hood, 49.92
1600m, Abe Visser, 4:20.77
200m, Khance Meyers, 21.72 - Track Performer of the Meet
60mh, Kentre Patterson, 7.96
60m, Donovan Johnson, 6.84
800m, Cameron Cooper, 1:54.47
4z200 relay, Michigan All Stars C, 1:29.68
3200m, Noah Jacobs, 9:28.50
4x400m relay, Motor City, 3:23.40
triple jump, Isaiah Griffith, 47-10.75 - Field Performer of the Meet
weight throw, Jannik Schmitt, 56-22.00
high jump, Nathan McKeown, 6-10.00
long jump, Andre Welch, 23-01.00
pole vault, Nathanial Fasbender, 15-03.00
shot put, Justin Scavarda, 58-03.50

Champions - Girls:
NXC Running Club B, 12:08.30
1600 SMR, Ann Arbor Youth, 4:04.71
4x800 Relay, Ann Arbor Youth B, 9:26.42
400m, Anna Jefferson, 55.52
1600m, Lexa Barrott, 4:57.98
200m, Jewel Davis, 24.69
60mh, Britten Bowen, 8.96
60m, Sekayi Bracey, 7.54 - Track Performer of the Meet
800m, Alice Hill, 2:14.62
4x200m relay, Ann Arbor Youth B, 1:42.78
3200m, Grace Cutler, 10:56.76
4x400m relay, Motor City B, 3:51.99
triple jump, Abigail Bansen, 34-08.75
weight throw, Erika Lechner, 48-00.00
high jump, Jada Wimberly, 5-05.50
long jump, Sekayi Bracey, 18-06.50
pole vault, Landon Kemp, 13-00.00- Field Performer of the Meet
shot put, Nikole Sargent, 45-09.00
Complete results: http://mitstrack.org/9-uncategorised/237-live-results

-- Big Ten Indoor Championships, Geneva, OH, Spire Institute, Feb. 26-27, 2016
1st - heptathlon)    Steven Bastien, Michigan, 5801
3rd - 400m)    Taylor McLaughlin, Michigan, 46.90
3rd - 800m) Brennan Munley, Michigan, 1:48.38
3rd - DMR)    Michigan State, 9:46.12 (Austin Wissler, Antonio Clark, Justine Kiprotich,
            aniel Sims)
1st - 5000)    Mason Ferlic, Michigan, 13:50.81
3rd - 5000)    Caleb Rhynard, Michigan State, 14:02.10
3rd - pole vault)    Noah Gary, Michigan State, 17-00.00
3rd - shot put)    Derek Sievers, Michigan, 61-03.00
2nd - triple jump) Kevi Stephens, Jr., Michigan, 50-09.25
3rd - weight throw)  Connor Kostrzewa, Michigan State, 70-04.50

1st - 1 Mile)    Shannon Osika, Michigan, 4:39.76
1st - 800m)        Devon Hoppe, Michigan, 2:05.55
3rd - 800m)        Danielle Pfeifer, Michigan, 2:05.94
2nd - 60mh)        Cindy Ofili, Michigan, 7.99
3rd - 600m)        Jaimie Phelan, Michigan, 1:29.35
1st - 3000m)    Erin Finn, Michigan, 9:08.09
1st - DMR)        Michigan A, 11:09.89 (Jaimie Phelan, Maya Long, Danielle Pfeifer,
                Shannon Osika)
1st - 5,000)    Erin Finn, Michigan, 15:37.31    

Teams - Men
4th)    Michigan, 71
11th)    Michigan State, 34

Teams - Women
1st)    Michigan, 109
12th)    Michigan State, 24.50
Complete results:  http://lightningtiming.com/results/20160226/Results.htm    

-- Mid American Conference Indoor Championships, Akron OH, Feb. 26-27, 2016
2nd- 60m)    Jessica Harris, Eastern Michigan, 7.50
3rd - 60m)    Sarita Dotson, Western Michigan, 7.55
1st - 200m)    Sarita Dotson, Western Michigan, 23.72 - Facility Record    
1st - 400m)    Ayiana Gaines, Western Michigan, 53.76 - MAC Record
3rd - 800m)    Kelsey Ross, Central Michigan, 2:10.07
1st - 1 Mile)    Alsu Boganova, Eastern Michigan, 4:53.58
2nd - 1 Mile)    Sofie Gallein, Eastern Michigan, 4:54.44
1st - 3000m)    Jordann McDermitt, Eastern Michigan, 9:35.45
2nd - 3000m)    Sofie Gallein, Eastern Michigan, 9:37.56
3rd - 3000m)    Alsu Bogdanova, Eastern Michigan, 9:38.00
1st - 5000m)    Alsu Bogdanova, Eastern Michigan, 16:29.91 - MAC Record    
2nd - 5000m)    Jordann McDermitt, Eastern Michigan, 16:29.91 - MAC Record
1st -  4x400m relay)    Western Michigan, 3:40.27 (Ayiana Gaines, Naiomi Dulaney,
                Jordan Anderson, Sarita Dotson)
3rd - 4x400m relay)        Eastern Michigan, 3:41.37 (Khadesha James, Morgan Yeadon,
                Iesha Hardiman, Jasmine JOnes)
1st - DMR)        Eastern Michigan, 11:31.11 (Sydney Meyers, Khadesha James, Natalie Cizmas,
                Sofie Gallein)
3rd - triple jump)    Dace Dreimane, Eastern Michigan, 41-05.00
2nd - shot put)        Devene Brown, Central Michigan, 51-08.50        
2nd - 200m)    Tyler Brown, Eastern Michigan, 21:31
1st - 400m)    Tyler Brown, Eastern Michigan, 47.24
2nd - 800m)    Scott Bradley, Eastern Michigan, 1:49.70
1st - 3000m)    Willy Fink, Eastern Michigan, 8:14.63
2nd - 3000m)    Mitchell Lenneman, Eastern Michigan, 8:17.73
3rd - 3000m)    Lahsene Bouchikhi, Eastern Michigan, 8:20.34
1st - 5000m)    Willy Fink, Eastern Michigan, 14:32.74
2nd - 5000m)    Hlynur Andresson, Eastern Michigan, 14:33.15
3rd - 5000m)    Lahsene Bouchikhi, Eastern Michigan, 14:39.55
2nd - 60mh)        Shane Moffo, Central Michigan, 8:04
2nd - 4x400m relay)    Eastern Michigan, 3:09.57 - Facility Record (Jeff Elam,
                Matthew Williams, Mason Waynes, Tyler Brown
2nd - 4x400m relay)    Central Michigan, 3:09.62 - Facility Record (Ziemowit Dutkiewicz,
                Erick Huertas, Quincy Briggs, Benjamin Hayes)
3rd - DMR)        Eastern Michigan, 9:50.54 (Nick McFarland, Jeff Elam, Josh Sabo,
                Csaba Matko)
3rd - pole vault)    Sam Wagner, Central Michigan, 16-00.75
1st - long jump)    Tyler Brown, Eastern Michigan, 24-11.75
2nd - shot put)        Kevin Weiler, Central Michigan, 59-01.50
1st - weight throw)    Anthony Jones, Eastern Michian, 70-05.78
2nd - weight throw)    Cole Walderzak, Central Michigan, 67-04.75
3rd - weight throw)    Dylan Banagis, Central Michigan, 66-08.00
1st - heptathlon)    Solomon Simmons, Eastern Michigan, 5608

Teams - Women
1st)    Eastern Michigan, 127
5th)    Western Michigan, 46
7th)    Central Michigan, 41

Teams - Men
2nd) -    Eastern Michigan 135
5th)    Central Michigan, 64
Complete results: http://emueagles.com.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/2016/2/27/ MAC_INDOOR_COMPLETE_RESULTS.pdf?id=4294

Great Performances - Road Racing
-- Night of the Glow - Leap Year 2016, 4 Mile, Taylor, Monday, Feb 29, 2016
1st)    Shane Logan, 22:32
2nd)    Jason Reed, 23:11
3rd)    DylanReiners, 23:13
1st Master)    Eric Green, 23:34
1st)    Erica Shell, 26:58
2nd)    Elizabeth Germaine, 27:36
3rd)    Stephanie Kapanowski, 28:30
1st Master)    Jenny Vartanian, 29:45

Michigan Runner Race Series 2016

St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 5K, Detroit - March 13 -    SE

Striders Saturday Classic 10 Mile, Grandville - April 23 - SW

Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K, Grand Rapids - May 14 - SW                

Dexter To Ann Arbor    Half Marathon, Ann Arbor - June 5 -    SE

Brian Diemer Family of Races 5K, Cutlerville - June 11 - SW
Pictured Rocks Road Race Half Marathon, Munising - June 26 - UP
Port City Run 5K, Frankfort - July 16 - NW
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races 10 Mile,    Flint - August 27 - SE
Milford Labor Day 30K, Milford - September 3 - SE
Mt. Baldhead Challenge 15K, Saugatuck/Douglas - September 10 - SW
5/3 Capital City River Run Half Marathon, Lansing - September 18 - Central
MetroHealth Grand Rapids Marathon, Grand Rapids - October 23 - SW

Wicked Halloween 10K, Plymouth - October 30 - SE


Points for all races except Fifth Third River Bank Run & Crim:
Open (up to age 39)   
        1st= 30
        2nd= 20
        3rd= 10
Master (age 40-40)
        1st= 15
        2nd= 10
        3rd=  5
Age-Graded Senior (age 50 and up)
        1st= 3
        2nd= 2
        3rd= 1

Fifth Third River Bank Run & Crim:
Open (up to age 39)
        1st= 50
        2nd= 25
        3rd= 15
Master (age 40-40)
        1st= 30
        2nd= 20
        3rd= 10
Age-Graded Senior (age 50 and up)
        1st= 6
        2nd= 4
        3rd= 2

Ten best finishes count for Michigan Runner of the Year. If someone
runs more than ten races, the ones with the fewest points involved are dropped.
Race Calendar - March 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Friday, March 4, 2016
*    USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - 3 Days, Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Convention Center, http://usatf.org

Saturday, March 5, 2016
*    AAU 14-Under Youth National Indoor Championships - 2 days, Ypsilanti, 9:00 am, Eastern Michigan, Bowen Field House, http://aauathletics.org/Events.aspx?EventType=7
*    Ann Arbor Marathon Course Preview, 12MR/W, Ann Arbor, 7:00 am, Espresso Royal, 214 S. Main, http://runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/AnnArborMarathonCoursePreview
*    APA Pan American Cross Country Cup / NACAC Cross Country Championships, 10KR, 8KR, 6KR, Caraballeda, Venezuaela, http://usatf.org

Sunday, March 6, 2016
*    Arnold 5K Pump and Run    5KR, Weight Lifting, Columbus, OH, 9:00 am, Greater Columbus Convention Center, http://runohio.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Kona Shamrock Run, 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR, Plymouth, 7:30 am, Kellogg Park, http://konashamrockrun.com
*    USATF Michigan Open/ Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, 5000m race walk, 3000m, 60m hurdles, 60m, 800m, 200m, mile run, 400m, Ann Arbor, 10:00 am, U of Michigan Indoor Track Building,  http://michigan.usatf.org

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Friday, March 11, 2016
*    NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships - 2 days, Birmingham, AL, http://ncaasports.com

*    NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships - 2 days, Pittsburgh, KS, http://ncaasports.com/track-and-field/schedules

*    NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships - 2 days, Grinnell, IA, http://ncaasports.com
*    USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships - 3 days, Staten Island, NY, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, http://usatf.org
*    USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships - 2 days, Portland, OR, Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, http://usatf.org

Saturday, March 12, 2016
*    Dances with Dirt - Florida, 50KR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, Dade City, FL, 7:00 am, Withlacoochee River Park, http://danceswithdirt.com
*    USA 15 km Championships    15KR, Jacksonville, FL, http://usatf.org

Sunday, March 13, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Shamrocks and Shenanigans, 5KR/W, kids’ run, Ann Arbor, 9:00 am, Conor O’Neill’s, downtown Ann Arbor, http://runshamrocks.com
*    St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race, 5KR/W, Detroit, 12:00 pm, Train Station at Michigan Ave. & Vernor, http://corktownrace.com
*    Track Day, Utica / Grosse Pointe, 11:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Monday, March 14, 2016
*    Team Playmakers Triathlon Training Team, training 12 or 25 weeks, Okemos, 6:00 pm    Playmakers, 2299 W. Grand River Ave., http://playmakers.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 17, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    IAAF World Indoor Championships - 4 day event, Portland, OR, http://iaaf.org / http://usatf.org
*    Pot O’ Gold 4 Mile Run & Walk, 4 MR/W, kids run, Flint, 5:30 pm, Downtown Flint, http://potofgoldrun.com / http://flintstpatricksday.com/RoadRace.html

Saturday, March 19, 2016
*    Bill Roney Memorial 5K, 5KR, 1M kids run, Utica, 10:00 am, Trinity Lutheran Church, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, March 20, 2016
*    Crazy Run, 5-8 MR, Ann Arbor, 7:30 am, Gallup/Arb, http://aatrackclub.org
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Playmakers Track and Field Spike Night, Okemos, 6:00 pm, http://playmakers.com/Events/PlaymakersEvents.aspx
*    Track Day, Royal Oak / Lake Orion, 11:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 24, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Friday, March 25, 2016
*    Kermit Ambrose Huron River Relays - 2 days, track and field, Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan, http://a2racemanagement.com

Saturday, March 26, 2016
*    IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, 13.1MR, Cardiff, Great Britain & N.I., http://usatf.org
*    Spring 16 Mile Marathon Training Runm, 4-16 MR, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, March 27, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 31, 2016
*    Ann Arbor Running Company, Saline Spring Preview Invitational, indoor track & field, Ann Arbor, 5:45 pm, U of Michigan indoor track, http://a2racemanagement.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

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