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Tour Des Fleurs 10k

Tony Clement, Ben Fletcher, and Sal Perdomo traveled to Dallas, Texas to race the Tour Des Fleurs 10k! Tony went out to defend his title and came out with the victory! Ben finished in 2nd, while Sal came through in 4th. The guys battled through the humidity, a condition the Dukes of Albuquerque are not used to!

OSU Cowboy Jamboree

Tim Gill and Will Marquardt traveled to Stillwater to compete in the Oklahoma State University Cowboy Jamboree, one of the oldest cross country races in the country! The guys competed against solid NCAA runners and finished very strong! Will finished 17th in 25:44 and Tim was 24th in 25:56. For those who don't know, that is very fast for this course!

Look for their results at the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival this weekend!


OGM 10M and 5k / USATF NM 10 Mile State Championships

This past weekend, the Dukes competed at the OGM 10M and 5k / USATF NM 10 Mile State Championships.

The race was held in Albuquerque and featured some moderate hills. The course started at the Journal Center and went down to the Diversion Channel. Runners completed 2 loops around the Vista Del Norte neighborhood and Diversion Channel before heading back up the hill toward the finish.

Kris Houghton (53:25) and Sal Perdomo (53:43) took top-5 finishes in the 10 Mile race, while Arlene Espinoza won the 5k! Brantley Lutz finished 2nd in the 10 Mile Masters race! Mica Comstock was unfortunately misguided at mile 8 and therefore did not get a result.

T-Man Races at the Gateway Brookhaven 5k

Tony Clement took 2nd place at the Gateway Brookhaven 5k in Norman, Oklahoma earlier this month! Tony ran a blazing 15:03. The race was won by former D3 standout John Crain, who also recently competed at the USA Track and Field Championships in the 10,000m.

The results are located here:

2015 La Luz Trail Run

Another great finish at the La Luz Trail Run by the Dukes! This year, the team had 11 members compete with most finishing in the top-10 of their respective genders.

The La Luz Trail Run is one of the most historic races in New Mexico and has been ranked one of the hardest trail races in the country! The race takes its victims slowly, climbing from around 6,000 feet to over 10,000 feet over the course of 9 miles, an average grade of 12%!

2015 Dukes Finishers
1st - Jeremy Johnson - 1:24:55
3rd - Jesse Armijo - 1:32:55
4th - Sal Perdomo - 1:33:29
7th - Aaron Padilla - 1:37:15
8th - Andrew Rhodes - 1:38:50
14th - Paul Specht - 1:41:06
30th - Madeleine Carey - 1:51:36
37th - Lauren Thompson - 1:53:25
88th - Lauren Patton - 2:08:49
113th - Stephanie Latimer - 2:14:21
143rd - Lynette Padilla-Orpinel - 2:21:10