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Running Regents off to Solid Start

Monday, September 19, 2011  
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ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Running Regents competed at the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcon Invite this past weekend.  This was a meet that included Division 1 schools as well as Division 3 schools.  It was Rockford College’s first attempt at the collegiate level distances this year, and it did not faze any of the student-athletes.

Sophomore Genesis Cerrato (Las Vegas, Nev./Valley) started off the day strong for the Regents. She cruised to a time of 24:12 which placed her 9th overall out of 138 student-athletes, and 3rd among Division III student-athletes.  Cerrato was also finished 1st amongst runners from the Northern Athletics Conference.  Sophomore Barbara Duffy (Tampico, Ill./Prophetstown) finished 65th, Freshman Lindsay Maas (Chicago, Ill./Jones College Prep) finished 79th, and Freshman Christina Fomina (Rockford, Ill./Christian Life) finished 93rd to round out the very young Regents women’s team.

Senior Victor Reyes (Winthrop Harbor, Ill./Benton Harbor) started off his senior year with a very successful outing.  He finished with a time of 26:56 which was good enough for a 13th place overall out of 132 runners and 7th place among Division III runners.  Reyes ran nearly a minute faster this year than he did at the Falcon Invitational last year. Senior Tyler Mendenhall (Prophetstown, Ill./Prophetstown) mentored freshmen Carl Rapp (Union, Ill./Belvidere North) and Tim Lydy (Germantown, Wis./Germantown) through their first 8k race. It proved successful as Rapp finshed with a time of 27:57 while Mendenhall recorded a time of 27:59, and Lydy finished with a time of 28:23.

The men’s team was rounded out by Sophomore Tim Caudle (Lillington, N.C./Overhills) who finished 87th,  Sophomore Amour Muro (Rockford, Ill./Waterford Kamhlaba) finished 94th, Sophomore Eric Woelbling (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North) finished 101st, Freshman Ryan Mehren (Rockford, Ill./Jefferson) finished 124th, and Senior Bobby Tassone (Sandwich, Ill./Sandwich) finished 128th.

The Running Regents will be back in action on September 30th when they host the Regents Invitational at Prairie Fields Sports Park located in Belvidere, Ill. The women will start at 4:30 PM followed by the men at 5:30 PM.

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