Team Hawaii in place for the Army 10-miler finals

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
The members of the Hawaii Army Men’s and Women’s 10-Miler Teams pose for a photo. The runners will be competing in the race scheduled for Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C. (Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation photo)

The members of the Hawaii Army Men’s and Women’s 10-Miler Teams pose for a photo. The runners will be competing in the race scheduled for Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C. (Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation photo)


Family and Morale,

Wellness and Recreation
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
Compiled News Release
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Team Hawaii is ready to run for the upcoming Army 10-miler scheduled for Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C. Both individual and team runners will be in the race, with as many as 35,000 runners competing, according the Army 10-miler official website.

All racers who receive official results are required to maintain a 15-mile pace or better and complete the entire course in 2 hours and 30 minutes at most. Last year’s overall male winners for the Army 10-miler included first-place finisher Spc. Paul Chelimo and third-place finisher Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir. The two recently won berths to represent the U.S. for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Last year’s first-place female finisher, Tina Muir, is an 11-time All-America Track and Field/Cross Country athlete and competed for the Great Britain Olympic Trials in 2012.

The annual race started in 1985 and is a USA Track and Field certified course featuring famous landmarks near The Pentagon. Prominent landmarks along the race route include the Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Korean War Memorial and Jefferson Memorial.

Schofield Barracks hosted its own qualifier July 16 and has selected these Soldiers who completed the qualifier with the following times to join its team:

Hawaii Army Men’s 10-Miler Team
1st Lt. Adam Irons, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (1:02:07.5)
Capt. William Conkright, Tripler Army Medical Center, A Company (1:03:03.1)
1st Lt. Colton Barber, B Co., 1st Battalion-27 IN Regt. (1:03:45.4)
1st Lt. Nathaniel Einfeldt, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, United States Army-Pacific (1:04:02.4)
Capt. Christopher Haltom, 8th Theater Sustainment Command (1:05:31.9)
2nd Lt. Brendan Grace, 58th MP Co., 728th MP Bn. (1:05:31.9)

Hawaii Army Women’s 10-Miler Team
1st Lt. Michelle Horstman, 13th Military Police Detachment (1:08:49.5)
2nd Lt. Sara Vagie, B Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Field Artillery Regt. (1:12:39.8)
Col. Deydre Teyhen, Commander, U.S. Army Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (1:16:01.6)
1st Lt. Milana Taylor, Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regt. (1:16:20.0)
2nd Lt. Tiffany Tang, HHC, 8th MP (1:17:11.3)
1st Lt. Kimberly Andrews, 25th ID Field Artillery Regiment (1:17:34.3)

Several runners received honorable mentions as civilians who were top finishers in the women’s category: Martiza McAuley, who was in first-place for the women’s category and fifth overall with a time of 1:04:24.8 and Melissa Colby who took third place with 1:11:49.5.

Team Hawaii will represent their region along with teams comprised of commands in other areas. Teams must have at least four runners and a maximum of eight. The four fastest times will be scored, according the Army 10-miler website. Team categories include active-duty teams for the Commander’s Cup, sergeants major, military academy, ROTC, mixed teams and all comers.
(Editor’s note: Information for this release was compiled by Kelsey Budge from Family and Morale, Wellness and Recreation and Christine Cabalo from Oahu Publications.)

Army 10-miler
The annual race takes place in Washington, D.C. with shadow runs for Soldiers in various overseas-deployed areas worldwide. The Washington D.C. race is scheduled for Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. For additional information, see www.armytenmiler.com/.

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