Sunday, July 25, 2010
Verzbicas Cruises at Run for Hunger 5K
Lukas Verzbicas, the amazing runner at Sandburg High School in Orland Park, had a nice race on Sunday at the Run for Hunger 5K in Elmhurst. He blew away the field with a 15:45.48, but Lukas, 17, isn't focused on running right now. At this point in 2010, he is totally committed to triathlon training. He told me he is deep in workouts with full complements of swimming and cycling along with Level "A" running. He added he was not tapered, peaking or anything like that. It simply was a "training" race with fellow members of the Multisport Madness Triathlon Club. That's Lukas posing in front of the start line on Sunday near the Yorkfield Presbyterian Church where the Run for Hunger is based. Second male was Micael Carrera, 18, of Northlake, who ran a 16:40.79, while third went to Mark Sulkin, 21, of Elmhurst, in 16:52.38. It was a sweep for the far west suburbs on the women's side. Kelly Whitley, 17, of Geneva, won in a strong 17:36.87. Jenn Howland, 16, of Elburn, was second in 19:28.15, and Jen Clay, 17, of South Elgin, was third in 20:10.17. All three are members of the Multisport Madness club. There were 303 total finishers in this event that helps local food pantries.