St. Thomas University had four track and field runners in Critz Tybee Run Fest

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 0 Comments

St. Thomas University had four track and field runners in Critz Tybee Run Fest
St. Thomas University (STU) sent four track and field runners to compete in the Critz Tybee Run Fest half marathon last month, which is a tune-up for the National Championships.
Sarah Bomkamp, Susana Gutierrez and Calyope Ortega represented the Women's Track team, while Diego Lopez represented the Men's side; all four runners placed within the top-five of their respective races.
STU's three runners placed in the top-four of a field that consisted of 108-runners from multiple programs across the country. Bomkamp paced the Bobcats, as the senior placed first overall with a time of 1:29:32, to win the Women's field.
Gutierrez was a close second to Bomkamp, finishing with a 1:30:51 and Ortega finished in fourth place, with a time of 1:33:02, as the Bobcats dominated the Women's race. 
On the Men's side, Lopez finished fourth overall in a field of 135-runners, running the half-marathon in 1:13:35.
Following their impressive finishes, Bomkamp, Gutierrez and Lopez have already clinched an opportunity to compete in the NAIA National Championship meet. The National Championships will take place May 23-25 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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