On Sunday in Downtown St. Louis, the ROC (Run for Ovarian Cancer) star 5k held its 8th annual race. Big River had a great turn out at the front of the races. In the Men’s field, Mike Aitken (15:44) captured the title with Kwin Keuter (15:58) not far behind. Jason Holroyd (16:02) finished third closing the gap on Kwin towards the finish. Matt Lawder prepared for his marathon in two weeks by finishing fourth while practicing his marathon pacing. And Mark Spewak rounded out the top five.
In the Women’s race Margo Richardson (17:29) won in her first race since graduating from SLU in the Spring. Julie Lossos (18:31) and Erika Holroyd (18:46) finished 2nd and 3rd. Jason and Erika are definitely in contention for fastest couple in the STL region. Although I’m sure the Snow-Lossos, Holdmeyer-Orf, and Lyons couples will be pressing them for the title once everyone is healthy again.