Wednesday, January 11, 2006

John Evans 50km

John Evans 50, Houston, TX, January 8, 2006.

The 50km race walk in Bear Creek Park today featured
two competitors hopeful of dipping under 5 hours. Alberto Medina of Austin gradually
pulled away from Florida resident Juan Yanes of Venezuela and remained on pace through 15km. Both slowed slightly over the next 15km as Medina built a 4-minute lead. Over the third 15km, Yanes cut the gap to one minute by slowing less than his friendly rival. Medina regained his sharpness over the last 5km and Yanes finally yielded somewhat to the unseasonably warm conditions. The pair recorded the two fastest times in this meet since 2000.
Yanes and nonfinisher Steve McCullough will contest this distance again at the U. S. A. National Championships race near Clermont, Florida, on
February 12 (McCullough will also be in the 30km championships next weekend in Chula
Vista, California). Medina and third-placer Lojza Vosta will not enter another 50
until next winter. Vosta started the year on January 1 with a marathon after contributing 15 milesto a New Year's Eve relay the evening before.
50km Race Walk (TX98111ETM)
1. Alberto Medina (unat.; M45) 5:16:23 FIRST 50KM
2. Juan Yanes (Florida AC - Venezuela; M56) 5:22:41
3. Lojza Vosta (unat.; M66) 6:56:26 GULF CHAMPION;
disq.: Stephen McCullough (CT Racewalkers; M44)
5km Race Walk (TX98052ETM)
1. Susan Brooke (unat. - Canada; F40) 28:25
2. K. C. Goh (unat. - Malaysia; M64) 37:09
3. Juanita Rogillio (unat.; F66) 38:39
4. Florence Goh (unat. - Malaysia; F62) 40:44
5. Ruben Rodriguez (unat. - Mexico; M30) 43:35 FIRST
disq.: David Tan (unat.; M64) FIRST RACE WALK
20km Race Walk (TX98052ETM)
1. Doug Caraway (unat.; M47) 2:26:37 FIRST 20KM RW
2. Miguel Sanchez (unat. - Mexico; M44) 2:51:27
Judges: Janis Bluhm, Gene Eastman, Jim Miller,
Orpha Miller, Erin Mulanax, Ginger
Mulanax, Bert Pickell (Chief). Temperatures mid-50's
to mid-70's; humidity low; no wind until
5-10 mph beginning at 3 hours of 50km.

Dave Gwyn, Treasurer
Race Walking Committee, Gulf Association, USATF
281-498-0027 fax 281-544-7512
6502 Briar Bayou, Houston, TX 77072

ollie nanyes
peoria, Illinois

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