Some More Great Racing from Migonis Multisport Athletes 5k, 70.3, backwards triathlon

05/25/2016 » Hubbardsville, NY, Chattanooga, TN, Gilbert Lake State Park in upstate NY » Event Website

Chatt Chatt Pre RaceIt was another exciting weekend of racing for several members of the Migonis Multisport team.  On Saturday Travis Glazier sped his way to a new 5k PR at the 1st annual Hubbardsville Fire 5k Michael Hotaling Memorial Run/Walk event in Hubbardsville, NY.  Travis finished 2nd overall in a time of 20:04.  Nice work Travis!

Also on Saturday, Randy Hadzor and Kellie Nasiff continued their very busy spring racing season’s when they competed at the Ratsnake Triathlon at Gilbert Lake State Park in upstate NY.  Randy brought home his third top two finish in the last three weekends when he crossed the line in 1st overall in a time of 2:38:20.  The hilly run and bike course seemed to be no match for Randy.  Kellie clocked a time of 3:56:14 for the backwards triathlon that featured the run, bike, swim format with a bunch of twists and turns from your normal triathlon event.  Kellie’s time was good enough for 24th overall on the grueling course.  Well done Kellie and Randy!

On Sunday team members Matt Ryan, Ryan Meek, Emily Zipprich and Matt Migonis raced at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, in Chattanooga, TN.  It was a very competitive race with over 2,300 racers.  Coach Migonis came across the line first with a 2nd place finish in the 35-39 age-group, which was good enough for 6th best amateur and 32nd best overall (includes the professional field).  Matt’s time of 4:22:29 was about 90 seconds off of first in the age-group.  Ryan Meek was next to break the tape.  Ryan finished with a new personal best time in the 70.3 distance (5:10:41), which was five minutes better than his previous personal best.  Ryan was time was good enough for 343rd overall on the day.  Emily Zipprich, who had been battling a foot injury for the past week fought through the pain and finished with her second best time ever for the 70.3 length race (5:59:35).  Her time was good enough for 26th in her age-group.  Matt Ryan’s day was unfortunately cut short with a second of two flat tires coming around the 30 mile mark of the bike.  Matt had been on personal best pace already destroying his best swim time for 1.2 miles and flying through the first half of the bike averaging nearly 24 miles per hour.  No doubt he’ll use that extra aggression from not finishing at his next race in June.  Great job Matt, Ryan, Emily and Matt!!!