Posted by: Heart of America News | September 9, 2013

2013 Heart Of America Champions Wave!

Thirty-three winners of the 2013 Heart of America (HOA) Championship series have the opportunity to race for the Championship crown Sunday, Sept. 15 at Cyman.

Throughout the season, all athletes who participate in an HOA race get points for each race they do. At the end of the season, we recognize the top three overall point winners, top three masters, and first place in each age group. The more you race, regardless to some extent, of where you place, the higher your potential standings.

Each HOA champ receives a commemorative T-shirt and the opportunity to race in the Champions wave.

2013 will be the first time Cyman has hosted the championship race.

Heart of America points earned by Cyman participants this year will count toward series points next year.

Free entries in HOA races in 2014 are the prize for the winners.

Participants of any age could claim the top prize, as times are age-adjusted according the formula used by U.S. Track & Field.

Here are the champions!

Female Overall:
  • Patricia Kenel
  • Kim Sprenger
  • Trina Dunham
Male Overall:
  • Guy Olson
  • Mike Altemeier
  • Lane McMullen
Female Masters:

  • Julie Evans
Male Masters:

  • Joe McGrath
Female 19 & Under:

  • Jackie Dowling
Male 19 & Under:

  • Dallas Clasen
Female 20-24

  • Rachel Gean
Male 20-24

  • Brad Johnson
Female 25-29

  • Elaina Mertens
Male 25-29

  • Brent Frein
Female 30-34

  • Aryn Flood
Male 30-34

  • Craig Goldsmith
Female 35-39

  • Jill Snitko
Male 35-39

  • Chad Goldsmith
Female 40-44

  • Kathryn Cater

Male 40-44

  • Eric Goers
Female 45-49

  • Tara Coady
Male 45-49

  • Duane Staskal
Female 50-54

  • Kallie Harris*
Male 50-54

  • Keith Kenel
Female 55-59

  • Belinda Gee
Male 55-59

  • Richard Wyss
Female 60-64

  • Clara Decoster
Male 60-64

  • Dan Tucker
Female 65-69

  • Cathy Todd
Male 65-69

  • Dick Morrison
Female 70-74

  • Sandy Campbell
Male 70-74

  • Richard Nehring

Male 80+

  • Lyle Roberts

*Kallie Harris had a name change in the middle of the season, and her points were under two different names for much of the season. Thus, another racer was originally listed as the points winner in the Female 45-49 category. This was corrected on Sept. 10, 2013. We regret the error.



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