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Armijo Claims 4th Overall In First International Competition!

In a solid performance, Jesse Armijo - wearing his first US jersey - placed fourth overall at the Intact Edmonton Half Marathon, running 1:06:28 for the distance.  The Intact Half Marathon served as an international dual meet staged between the United States and Canada. Although both countries were out-shined by the dread-locked Ezykas Sisay from Ethiopia, the United States took a decisive team victory over Canada. We will post a link to Jesse's recap as soon as he returns.
See Top 10 Men's Results below and full results here.
1    20-29     1:03:41  3:08   Ezkyas Sisay       ETHIOPIA            2    30-39     1:04:48  3:11   Joseph Chirlee    UNITED STATES     3    20-29     1:05:26  3:07   Joseph Moore     UNITED STATES              4    20-29     1:06:28  3:16   Jesse Armijo       UNITED STATES          5    20-29     1:08:04  3:21   Rutto Kibete       KENYA                   6    20-29     1:08:24  3:21   Kimosop Willy   CANADA           7    20-29     1:11:30  3:32   Bena…

Dukes Represent at La Luz - Houghton Three-Peats!

In a dominating performance, the Dukes Track Club, placed four runners in the top five overall at Sunday's La Luz Trail Run.

1.   Kristopher Houghton - Dukes Track Club
2.   Chris Peverada - Dukes Track Club (running as Andrew Gisler)
3.   Ryan Fenton - Bandit Runner
4.   Loren Wohletz - Dukes Track Club
5.   Jesse Armijo - Dukes Track Club

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17. Patrick - Dukes Track Club (running as Dustin Hillerman)
19. Trevor Manzanares - Dukes Track Club

Complete results can be found here:  http://www.laluztrailrun.org/2011.pdf.
It was Houghton's third win overall on the historic mountain race.  New-comer Chris Peverada (aka Lingrini) showed his talent, finishing second place overall in his first race at altitude and his first race for the Dukes. Loren Wohletz made a huge jump in the race with a four minute personal best on the race course, as he prepares for his first 100-miler later this September in Utah.  Jesse Armijo pushed the pace early on, but was forced to run conservatively…

Armijo is Selected for USA Half-Marathon Team

The pride of Dukes Track Club, Jesse Armijo, has been selected to compete for the Red, White, and Blue. Scott Simmons, famed collegiate coach from Queens University, recently selected a three-man squad to compete on the roads in Canada at the half-marathon distance. In a wise choice, Simmons gave the nod to Armijo, who has recently been tearing up the Albuquerque roads in preparation for a series of half-marathons, leading up to the Olympic Trials next year.  Armijo has run 1:04:55 for the distance, placing second to Brian Sell, at the San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon. It is Armijo's first US team and he is ecstatic to don the US jersey.  The international dual meet between Canada and the United States is set to be held in Edmonton, Canada in conjunction with The 2011 Intact Insurance Canadian Derby Edmonton Marathon.  Gun time is scheduled for 8am, Sunday, August 21, 2011. You can follow the results here: http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=6232&contentId=2002…