Monday, August 16, 2010

Vega 8th at Cigna Falmouth Road Race

Team USA Minnesota's Antonio Vega finished 8th at the storied Cigna Falmouth Road Race on Sunday. Vega clocked a PR 32:53 over the 7-mile Cape Cod course.

Ethiopia's Gebre Gebremariam edged Kenya's Wilson Kwambai Chebet for a one-second win in 32:20

Vega finished as the second-best American in the race. Ed Moran, who set the race's early pace, finished 5th overall in 32:40.

Vega earned $3000 for his results in the American field, in addition to the $600 he earned for finishing 8th overall.

Next up for U of M alum will be the USA Men's 10 Mile Championship to be held in Flint, Michigan on August 28 as part of the Crim Festival of Races.

Anderson in the Mile ... In other Team USA Minnesota news, Gabriele Anderson finished second in the Falmouth Mile, an elite track miling competition held in conjunction with the Falmouth Road Race.

Competing in a two-woman race that was depleted by late cancellations, Anderson ran 4:46.27. Winner Nicole Edwards clocked 4:32.45.

Anderson will race again on September 19 when she heads for Duluth to compete in the Minnesota Mile hosted by Grandma's Marathon.

Dorniden Back from Europe ... Anderson's teammate Heather Dorniden is back from Europe, after competing in meets in Switzerland and Belgium.

On August 8 she finished third in her 800m section in Lucerne with a time of 2:03.89. On August 14, she was seventh in the Flanders Cup 800m, held in Leuven, in 2:03.42.

Dorniden's best time during the outdoor season was 2:01.75 which she posted at a meet in Liege, Belgium, in July.

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