For such a small race, the men’s field at the Teal Ribbon 5k had two very capable runners on hand. The top two men both ran their collegiate days at La Salle University. PRTC member Ryan Fennelly just graduated from the Jesuit school a few years ago, while Joe Dare just graduated a few weeks ago. Both have stellar 5k PR’s, so this was going to be a good one.
The two covered the first mile in 4:44. Then the course had some curves, which apparently confused Fennelly. He soon put himself back on track and made up the difference between he and Dare. Fennelly then pushed ahead and won the race in 15:05. Joe Dare, who was convinced to join PRTC after discussing his running prospects with Fennelly after the race, finished second.
In the women’s race, recent addition to the club Kate Reese followed up her stellar Spring marathon with a second place finish here in 18:24.
The club again welcomes not only Kate Reese, but brand new member Joe Dare as well. Look for more information about PRTC’s new athletes in the coming weeks.