Cheyenne Thomas, our first-ever Athlete of the Week recipient, added another record-setting win to her resume with her victory at the 2022 Hoka FLRunners.com Invitational. Thomas took the lead early and pushed the pace to break her 2021 course record of 11:14 with a super quick 10:39.54. Her time was 31 seconds faster than 2nd place finisher, Lainee Mercer of the Hillsborough Harriers. Lainee also finished under the previous course record with a time of 11:10.89.
Cheyenne’s victory also helped her Red Sea Running Club secure their very first FLRunners.com Invitational team victory with a score of 55 points. They were able to put their top 5 runners in the top 30 places. Also placing in the top 15 for Red Sea were Caitlyn Noll (11:51.2) in 9th and Cassidy Noll (12:00.44) in 13th.
The Boca Warriors Tack Club placed 2nd overall as a team. Emily Pymm (11:40.87) placed 6th, Alex Palekar (11:45.62) placed 7th, and Gianna Gallego (11:54.7) placed 11th to help the Boca girl’s team finish with 69 points. Wesley Chapel New Tampa Mustangs finished close behind in 3rd with 77 points and the Hillsborough Harriers wound up in 4th with 85 points.
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