October 2018 Athletes of the Month

11/8/2018
 
MENDOTA HEIGHTS - Minnesota was very well-represented at the marathon in October. First, Tierney Wolfgram placed 6th overall at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon the first weekend of October, then Olivier Vrambout won the World Masters Marathon Championships at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 21st, earning them both the title of October Athlete of the Month from USATF Minnesota.

15-year-old Tierney Wolfgram, current Math & Science Academy sophomore, amazingly, finished 6th overall at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon with a time of 2:40:03, qualifying her for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. The 2016 and 2017 Minnesota class A cross country champion was the youngest woman in the top 25 by eight years and one of two Minnesotan teens to finish in the top 50.

World Masters Athletics (WMA) conducted a standalone World Masters Marathon Championship at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 21st. Olivier Vrambout, Bayport, won the WMA Championship as he took gold in the M40 age division with a time of 2:34:28. Frequently atop the results of the local Minnesota racing scene, Vrambout competes for RunMN and owns Velo Du Nord, a bike shop/coffee in Afton, MN.

Honorable Mention Performances:
· Joel Reichow of Team USA Minnesota won the men’s USATF Minnesota 10 Mile Championship with his 19th place finish at the TC 10 Mile on October 7th in a time of 48:41.
· Katy (Moen) Jermann of Team USA Minnesota won the men’s USATF Minnesota 10 Mile Championship with an 8th place finish at the TC 10 Mile in a time of 54:59.
· Tyler Jermann of Team USA Minnesota finished 5th overall in Twin Cities Marathon in a time of 2:19:39.
 
We welcome your nominations!
To nominate an athlete for USATF Minnesota’s Athlete of the Month award, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to maxwellkuzara@gmail.com with the subject line “Athlete of the Month Nomination”.

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Maxwell Kuzara
Athlete of the Month Committee Chair
USA Track & Field Minnesota
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