After great success in May and June, the Big River Racing Team continued to post strong performances throughout the remainder of the summer.
On July 4, Bill Thompson (27:46) placed 3rd in his Age Group and 11th Overall at the Four on the Fourth 4 Miler in Springfield, MO. And Sadie Smith (3:01:21) placed 1st Female and 15th Overall at the Foot Traffic Flat Marathon in Portland, OR.
On July 22, Alex Schenk completed Ironman 70.3 Ohio in 5:27:02.
On July 23, John Kertz (24:41) placed 2nd in his Age Group at the Show-Me State Games Cross Country Race.
On July 30 at the 5Kimmswick race, Steve Moore (17:03) placed 3rd Overall, and Jon Petter (18:34) placed 3rd in his Age Group and 9th Overall.
On August 6, Michael Treadwell (22:36) won his Age Group and placed 2nd Overall at the SSM Health Pop the Stigma 5k.
On August 13, Sadie Smith (19:34) placed 1st Female and 2nd Overall at the Strides for Hope 5k.
On August 20, Payton Birkel (3:15:55) placed 1st Female and 9th Overall at the Wausau Marathon in Wisconsin.
On August 21, Sadie Smith (2:59:18) placed 1st Overall at the Leading Ladies Marathon in South Dakota.
Also on August 21, here in St. Louis at the I Love Forest Park 5k, Zach Legenzoff (16:24) placed 2nd Overall, Luke O’Connor (17:34) won his Age Group and placed 7th Overall, and Travis Menghini (19:07) placed 15th Overall.
On September 3, Sadie Smith (44:57) won her debut trail race, placing 1st Overall at the Corps of Discovery 5 Mile race.
On September 10, at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival, Travis Menghini ran 19:16, Brian Carter ran 19:44 in 30 year old spikes, Nick Vollmer ran 20:03, Jon Petter ran 20:14, and John Kertz ran 24:58.