Two More Great Weekends for MM
While Memorial Day weekend was unusually cool this year it was perfect racing conditions for the Saratoga Duathlon on May 28th. Matt Ryan, Matt Toporowski and Amie Thomas all raced testing their speed and strength over the run/bike/run event (5k/30k/5k). Matt Ryan lead the way for the team finishing in 18th overall and 3rd in his age-group crossing the line in a time of 1:39:40. Matt is training hard for short course events this season so this was a great first chance for him to test the short course legs. In the end he had a great result. Matt Toporowski was the next MM athlete to come across the line. Matt raced at 70.3 Chattanooga last weekend and might have still had a fuzzy brain from the heat and travelling time over the past 10 days. Matt was racing well today and was 5th after the first run. However, he decided to race one extra loop on the bike. He still managed a 3rd place finish in his age-group and a 30th place finish overall. A great rebound from the extra race time on the bike. Like Matt Ryan, Amie was also racing her first multisport race of the season and came home with a 1st place in her age-group and 41st place overall. This was a fantastic result for Amie who is taking a step back from the long course racing this year and testing her legs in some short races and some xterra and cross bike races too. Not a bad day for Migonis Multisport as three athletes raced and three athletes came away with podium finishes. Well done Matt, Matt and Amie!!!
The first weekend in June also saw some great results for a few Migonis Multisport athletes. Lauren Pfendler raced in her first 70.3 event when she toed the line at the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii race on Saturday morning. Lauren has been battling a foot issue the last two weeks and wasn’t even sure if she was going to race. Still she showed her toughness and found a way to get through the pain and raced very well coming home in 13th in her age-group. Her time was 6:10:32 on a hot, hilly and VERY windy day of racing on the big island. Lauren just missed a 70.3 World’s roll-down spot by four places. Amazing job in your first 70.3 race Lauren.
Phil Sconzert also raced this weekend, but in a far different place. He raced at the Ironman 70.3 Victoria event in Victoria, BC, Canada on Sunday. Phil used a well-rounded race with an awesome bike split to come home with a huge PR for the 70.3 distance and an 18th overall finish in his age-group. His time was 5:07:54. With that result he also got a roll-down spot for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, TN on September 10th. Congratulations Phil on an amazing day of racing.
Saratoga Du: http://www.saratogalionsduathlon.com/