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Germano, Sachtleben Take Top Honors at 20th Running of Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger

RICHMOND, VA – The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger kicked off its 20th annual running this morning with over 25,700 participants and continued with excitement in the men’s and women’s races. The 10k again hosted the Collegiate Running Association 10k Road Race National Championships, which drew several thousand college athletes to the streets of Richmond to compete for prize money.

Philo Germano, 23, a Charlottesville, VA, resident, and former cross country and track and field standout at Syracuse University, took first place with a time of 29:34, finishing ahead of Jack Bruce who came in at 30:08. Germano earned All-American honors in both cross country and track and field while at Syracuse and is currently studying at Blue Ridge Community College.

Bethany Sachtleben

In the women’s race, Bethany Sachtleben, 27, of Fairfax, VA, won her second consecutive Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k title with a time of 32:39, followed by second-place finisher Shannon Malone at 32:42. Sachtleben’s winning time was the fastest for a female in the history of the Collegiate Running Association’s 10k Road Race National Championship. Sachtleben also won the 2018 Markel Richmond Half Marathon last November and is currently enrolled in graduate classes at Northern Virginia Community College.

 

 

Collegiate Running Association 10k Road Race National Championship

Place   Collegiate Men Time   Collegiate Women Time
1   Philo Germano 29:34   Bethany Sachtleben 32:39
2   Jack Bruce 30:08   Shannon Malone 32:43
3   Daniel Jaskowak 30:12   Keira D’Amato 33:37
4   Miles Clikeman 30:19   Emily Mulhern 34:56
5   Chase Weaverling 30:51   Maggie Drazba 35:28
6   Samuel Mueller 31:54   Molly Applegate 36:39
7   Sean Barrett 32:18   Katy Lobeda 40:01
8   Ben Hauk 32:28   Jessie Clark 40:58
9   Noah Campbell 32:40   Anna Cole 41:00
10   Patrick Wachter 32:43   Taylor Clevinger 41:20

Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k – Open Division

Place   Open Men Time   Open Women Time
1   Philo Germano 29:34   Bethany Sachtleben 32:39
2   Tim Young 29:45   Shannon Malone 32:43
3   Jack Bruce 30:08   Keira D’Amato 33:37
4   Daniel Jaskowak 30:12   Emily Mulhern 34:56
5   Silas Frantz 30:17   Maggie Drazba 35:28

Although Germano and Sachtleben finished atop the standings, leading the pack today was Dash for the Cash contestant Brian P. Brown, a Mechanicsville resident and professor in the VCU School of Business taking part in his sixth Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k. Brown was selected at random from over 15,000 people registered for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k as of February 1, and based on his past race results was given a head start of roughly two miles. For beating the rest of the field to the finish line, he takes home the $2,500 prize. This is the 12th year in a row that the Dash for the Cash contestant claimed the prize and the 13th time in the 15 years of the contest overall.

Prize money was also awarded to the top three male and female participants that are Richmond region residents. On the men’s side, Silas Frantz took first place, followed by Miles Clikeman and Darren Barlow. On the women’s side, Keira D’Amato, Emily Mulhern, and Maggie Drazba all took home prize money.

Richmond Region 10k Championship

Place   Local Men Time   Local Women Time
1   Silas Frantz 30:17   Keira D’Amato 33:37
2   Miles Clikeman 30:19   Emily Mulhern 34:56
3   Darren Barlow 31:05   Maggie Drazba 35:28

In addition to over 25,700 registered 10k participants, 1,330 children ages 5-12 participated in the Virginia529 Kids Run. As part of the Kids Run, Bellevue Elementary was announced as the winner of the inaugural Mayor’s Cup competition. The Mayor’s Cup was awarded to the City of Richmond school with the highest percentage of students participating on race day in the Virginia529 Kids Run. In addition to earning the Mayor’s Cup trophy, Bellevue will host a victory celebration featuring a visit from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Thursday, April 18, as well as receive $1,000 for the school’s run club to purchase new equipment.

More than 30 bands, spirit groups, and porch parties lined the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k course, in addition to thousands of spectators, providing entertainment throughout the event.

Full results are available at http://results.xacte.com/?id=2253. Registration for the 2020 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger will open on Monday, April 15, 2019. The 2020 race will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Registration can be found at www.sportsbackers.org.

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