CHAMPAIGN – Jess Miner and Julie Zei posted Grim Reaper Fitness’ top finishes at Tri the Illini here Saturday.
Miner was 3rd in women’s 40-44 at 1:27:00, while Zei was 3rd in women’s 30-34 at 1:29:06.
Over 400 competitors, including a large collegiate contingent, race in the event, which consisted of a 300-meter swim, 14.5-mile bike leg, and a 3.1-mile run.
Michael Braun, Tim Auth, and Jodi Hari all posted the dreaded 4th-place finishes (awards go to the top-3 in each age group). Braun actually posted the club’s best time of the day, finishing in 1:08:54 for 34th overall and 4th in the 19-24 age group. Auth was 4th in 50-54 at 1:20:19, while Hari was 4th in women’s 50-54 at 1:30:51.
Other GRF finishers included: Brianna Nord, 6th in 40-44 at 1:29:24; Laura Becher, 7th in 40-44 at 1:31:27; Nancy Braun, 5th in 55-59 at 1:40:46; and Stephanie Heppe, 11th in 40:44 at 1:48:01.
Run the Woods
Racheal Chiolero was 2nd overall female and 1st in 40-44 at the Run the Woods 8k trail run at Timberpoint Saturday, finishing with a time of 40:28 for an 8:08 pace.
Michael Ready was 2nd in 25-29 at 46:11 and Kevin Callis was 2nd in 55-59 at 55:46.