Recent Fall Racing News


The past few weeks have seen some great performances at a number of races for several Migonis Multisport athletes.  One of the teams newest members, Emily Lesher has been busy racing three ½ marathons in the month of October.  After her personal best performance at the BAA Half in early October, Emily followed it up with an even better performance and new personal best time of 1:37:22 at the Newburyport ½ Marathon on 10/22.  She was the 33rd female overall and 7th in her 30-34 age-group.  Improving nearly 5 minutes in two weeks is very impressive.  Well done Emily!

A week after her big day at the Newburyport ½ Marathon, Emily joined her twin sister Alison Migonis at the Hairy Gorilla ½ Marathon trail race in Albany, NY.  It was a wet, cold and sloppy day to run a hilly trail race, but both ladies did their best to have fun, run hard and not get hurt.  Alison used a last mile surge to pull away and come home in 3rd female, while Emily out-kicked a fellow competitor the last 100 meters to finish 4th overall for the females.  Not a bad day considering the fact that neither of them were too thrilled to run 13.1 miles of hilly, muddy trails when they woke-up that morning.  Alison’s time was 1:52:10 and Emily’s time was 1:52:28.  Great job ladies!

Not to be outdone by the sister duo, youngsters Patrick Migonis and Aidan Ryan also ran a strong race in the kids 1/2 mile event.  Patrick ran to a third place finish and Aidan finished strong crossing the line in eighth place. Good job guys!

This past weekend Ryan Meek raced at the InStride Sports Cider Cross 5k cross country race in Syracuse, NY.  Running on a cool day and over a VERY muddy course, Ryan fought his way to a 6th place overall finish besting his time from last year.  He broke the tape in a time of 19:29 which was also good enough for first place in his age-group.  Awesome job Ryan!

Also on Sunday, Chris Ogden competed at the 12th Annual Stacy Moor Memorial Masters Swim Meet at RIT in Rochester, NY.  Chris competed in several events including the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 200 free relay.  His times from the open events were very impressive, especially considering the fact that he only had two weeks of swimming under his belt after his season ending break in October.  He clocked a :28 in the 50, a 1:02 in the 100 and a 2:23 in the 200.  Well done Chris!


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