Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Flanagan, Quigley Top Americans at Bolder Boulder

Shalane Flanagan placed second in the women’s raceĀ at the 36th Annual Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day… despite being fresh — or, more accurately, particularly “un-fresh” — off her personal best marathon run in Boston just weeks prior. With a 10k performance of 33:05, Flanagan was 34-seconds clear of 3rd place — captured by top road runner Risper Gesabwa of Kenya — and 53-second ahead of Deena Kastor, who took fourth.

Over on the men’s side, local resident Sean Quigley claimed the top finish among all Americans in his own backyard. Against a solid international field, Quigley placed 7th overall — ahead of top compatriots Ryan Hall, Bobby Curtis and Ben Bruce — clocking 30:04 over the challenging 10k course.

Brent Vaughn also placed in the top 25, as a member of Team USA – Blue. Despite Quigley’s strong run, his “White” squad only took 7th place in the team result. However, Shalane led Team USA – Red to tie Team Kenya in second place with 22 points.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Quigley Second, Vaughn Fourth at Club Nats

In Bend, OR, Sean Quigley grabbed runner-up honors at the USATF Club National Cross Country Championships, clocking 31:11 over a tough European-style 10k course.

In snowy and cold conditions, Brent Vaughn led his new club Champions League Athletic Performance to the team title with a fourth place finish. With Vaughn running 31:20, just nine seconds separated the pair of former housemates who spent the summer of 2009 together at the KIMbia training camp in the Netherlands.

With both now headquartered in or around Boulder, expect to see the two Colorado-based athletes to mix it up at the US Cross Country Championships to be held there on February 15th, 2014.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tegenkamp Wins Second US Road Title in New Haven

It has been three years since Matt Tegenkamp went to the East Coast and brought home a national championship at the CVS Downtown 5k. But on Monday, the two-time Olympian looked as good on the roads as ever, winning a second US road title at the New Haven 20k — in a championship-record time, no less.

After moving from 5k to 10k on the track, Tegenkamp got his first taste of longer road running in impressive fashion, clocking 58:30 to take down the old USATF record. In his wake was runner-up Luke Puskedra, who ran a sterling 61-minute half-marathon earlier this year, suggesting that Tegenkamp’s future in the half will be one to watch.

Three other KIMbia men took to the streets on Labor Day, as well: Sean Quigley, now based in Colorado, placed 6th in 1:00:02, with Brent Vaughn in 9th and Tim Nelson — fresh off his wedding — placing 11th.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Jager Books Olympics in Steeple, Lomong in 5k

In only their fourth and second races in their respective events, Evan Jager and Lopez Lomong qualified to London on Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. In addition to Jager and Lomong, Andrew Bumbalough, Elliott Heath and Brent Vaughn also represented KIMbia Thursday. Evan Jager was the lone runner from that group to run the steeplechase and provided one of the best races of the day, if not the Trials as a whole. Running tactically for most of the race, Jager took over with a little more than a lap to go and passed Dan Huling to pull away for the win. Jager won in a time of 8:17.4, in front of Donn Cabral (2nd, 8:19.8) and Kyle Alcorn (3rd, 8:22.1) rounding out the trio which earned spots to London. With only three previous steeples under his belt, Jager’s 8:17.4 puts him 15th all time in the United States in the steeplechase and was a three second PR.

In the 5k, four KIMbia athletes raced,with one making the Olympic team. Read the full article

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Ten KIMbia Moments of 2011 (plus Honorable Mentions)

There’s nothing better than surveying the previous fifty-two weeks of your life and realizing how fun and gratifying they were. Here’s a look back at just a handful of the memories we at KIMbia Athletics will take away from 2011. If you had your own memory from the year that included us or our athletes, please share it below!

10. Tim Nelson Steps Down and Beats Top-Flight 3000m Field in Seattle
Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? Nelly shocked American running fans when he dispatched middle-distance specialists German Fernandez, Alan Webb, and World Championship bronze-medalist-to-be Matt Centrowitz in a 3000m far below his comfort zone distances… and with a blistering kick, to boot. Read the full article

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