The University of Cincinnati Running Club traveled to Bloomington Indiana to compete in the Hoosier Half Marathon, a.k.a. the NIRCA Half. The running club sent 8 athletes: four each for the men’s and women’s races. Everyone who attended ran fantastic races and the team was able to post some impressive results in the overall rankings.
On the men’s side, UC’s top finisher was Alex Chappars in 1:11:01 placing him 4th overall in the field of 1073 competitors.
Juliana Madzia led the women of UC placing 2nd among women and 43rd overall with a time of 1:22:27. The other women competitors were Alex Ballinger (1:37:59, 185th place), Gabby Bobadilla (1:40:39, 232nd place), and Hannah Beitzinger (1:43:26, 270th place). For more detailed results, see the link below.
Aside from the race, the weekend was fun for all the runners, highlighted by an appearance at the race by Jared Fogle, better known as Jared from Subway. While Dan and Alex did SEE Jared, none of the UC runners were able to get autographs or pictures with him, so his greatness will have to live on with us through our memories.