Friday, June 24, 2011
SEATTLE, WA --
GRC's Joey Wiegner (right) is set to compete in the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon tomorrow morning. Wiegner, from Twinbrook, Md, was initially scheduled to run with teammates Luff, and Dusen last week at Grandma's Marathon, but a wedding forced the Lock Haven grad to change his plans. This morning Wiegner flew solo to the Pacific Northwest and hopes for a "big" personal best.
According to Coach Jerry Alexander, "Joe is in the best shape of his life and he's hoping to cap off a spring season that saw him run big PRs at 5k, 10k, and 10 miles." Alexander added, "Joe is going into this race with no expectations other than to run hard and compete, but there's every reason to think he has a shot at turning in a GRC seasonal best. This will be a good test for Joe as he contemplates moving up to the marathon this fall."
The gun goes off at 7:00am local time (10:00am EST).
UPDATE: Wiggy has self described "off day" and runs 1:09:52 (un). Starts aggressive (10:00 for two) but splits are up and down on roller coaster race.
- GRC WIRE SERVICES
Posted by KLIM at 7:11 PM