Wisconsin Runner Racing Team paces state in Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Two Wisconsin Runner Racing Team athletes made their marathon debut in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon today. John DeWitt ran 2:17:38 (23rd place – 1st WI) and Hanna Knurr ran 2:47.11 (36th place – 1st WI). Brian Finnel rounded out the WRRT squad with a 2:24.35 (44th place) performance.
DeWitt’s (Oshkosh West HS, UW-Oshkosh) performance met the USA “B” qualifying standard for the 2016 USA Olympic Marathon Trials. Knurr (Waterford HS, UW-Madison), ran the fastest debut effort ever by a Wisconsin female. Finnel (Southern Door HS, UW-Stevens Point) fell a bit short of his 2:23.47 2013 Chicago effort.
Approximately 45,000 runners participated in the event. The next major event for the three runners will be the USATF Club Cross Country Championships on December 13th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The Wisconsin Runner was founded by brothers Peter and Jon Henkes in 1984. It originally was a monthly newspaper highlighting running in the state of Wisconsin. Although the newspaper is no longer published, the Wisconsin Runner has remained in the forefront of the Wisconsin running scene.
Originally a youth oriented running club, the Wisconsin Runner Racing Team has evolved into the premier club for post collegiate runners in the state. The WRRT has won the USATF Club Cross Country Championships and has had six members represent the United States on World Cross Country teams.
The Wisconsin Runner is actively involved in cross country and road race management and scoring. Over the past years WR has directed the NAIA National CC Championships, the Big East, Horizon League, CCIW and Great Lakes Valley conference cross country championships, as well as countless high school cc events, most notably the Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional Championships.
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