Summertime Saunter

Most athletes for PRTC are either on their break or in the early stages of their training. Yet there’s always room for a fun, local Summertime road race. PRTC enjoyed representation from two guys and one new girl to the team at the annual Media 5 Miler.

Held on a Friday evening, the Media 5 Miler is a rolling, two-lap course. With many Widener roots, Mucharia Yuot (who completed an unthinkable trifecta at the DIII National Championships) secured the overall win, missing Mike McKeeman’s 2005 time by just several seconds. Yuot completed the course in 25:17. PRTC’s Mike Hatch grabbed second in 25:39. One week back in to training, Widener grad Tim Callinan was the team’s second finisher in 26:21.

In the women’s race, Shannon Klick (whose brother also ran for Widener) took the outright title. Shannon is currently joining PRTC and will surely add depth to the already deep women’s squad. Shannon’s broke the tape at 32:11. Great race, Shannon!

In a few weeks, some members of PRTC will take to the Summer roads at Belmar 5 Miler. We’ll be sure to give you the report!