Spring 2018 Racing Recap

From February to July, members of Prado Racing Team tore up the San Diego road racing circuit, with squad appearances at the following races: the Cardiff Kook 10K (February), Coronado Valentine's Day 10K (February), Carlsbad 5000 (March), Cinco de Mile Run (May), Navy Bay Bridge Run 4M (May), San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (June), and the Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K (July). 

For the women's team, the spring season featured multiple club record performances. Elizabeth Ryan lowered the 10K club record on 3 separate occasions, starting with 35:02 at the Kook 10K, then 34:52 at Coronado a week later, and finally smashing the mark with a 34:14 at the Scripps Ranch 10K on July 4. In addition, she clocked the squad's first sub-17 minute 5K with a 16:54 on the track at the Oxy Invitational. Hilary Corno notched another club record (both masters and overall) in the half marathon at Rock 'n' Roll SD with a 1:15:42 clocking and also set a new masters standard of 34:58 in the 10K at Scripps Ranch. Finally, in her first race in the PRT kit, Fiana Kumm recorded the first sub 5 mile for the PRT women, running 4:59.33 at the final USATF-SD Summer Nights track meet.

In addition, a number of club members turned in PR performances: Sofie Schunk ran a breakthrough 17:31 5K at Carlsbad, Angela Moll and Bridget Nolan set back-to-back PRs at RnR SD, and Kaitlin Hildebrand PR'd at the OC Half Marathon. Celestine Arambulo and Amy Halseth also turned in strong half marathons at RnR SD.

On the men's side, highlights included a wild Carlsbad 5000 performance in which Ryan Place finished 4th in 15:11 after the lead men were stopped by a train. Tyler Underwood and Oliver Langford dueled at the Cinco de Mile Run, finishing in 2nd and 3rd, but both would go on to even more impressive races - a sub-20 clocking at the Bay Bridge Run and comfortable win at the Old Pros 10K for Tyler, and a 15:17 track 5K PR for Oliver.

In the masters ranks, Brian Coullahan ran an impressive 2:47 Boston Marathon in historically difficult conditions. Jason Batterson took the masters win at the Cinco de Mile Run in 4:54. Finally, in his first season with the team,  Jens Lykke-Anderson suited up for six of the team focus races as well as the Carlsbad and La Jolla Half Marathons.

The most popular race was the Carlsbad 5000 with 26 PRT athletes (men and women) competing. Overall, the team made over 110 San Diego appearances.