Sunday, April 3, 2011
Giuliano, Marinangeli Win Home Team 10K
The Home Team Charity 10K, sponsored by the Bulls, Hawks and White Sox on Sunday, took a field of 1,736 runners from a start line near the United Center on the West Side to a finish at U.S. Cellular Field on the South Side Sunday. Despite going head to head against the CARA Runner's Choice Circuit race in Oak Park, this new event drew a large crowd and some very fast runners. Ryan Giuliano, 26, and Jean Marinangeli, 27, made it a Schaumburg sweep as Ryan won in 32:22 and Jean commanded the women's field in 36:48. Marinangeli won the Oak Park race last year, but opted for the newbie this time. Rounding out the top five men were: Jesse Kleinjan, 27, of Chicago, in 33:14; Jeremy Ruston, 30, of St. Charles, in 34:08; Tyler Zwagerman, 26, of Chicago (last week's Chi-Town Half champ) in 34:12; and Matthew Thor, 24, of Arlington Heights, in 34:16. Rounding out the top five women were: Christina Overbeck, 25, of Chicago, in 37:13; Alissa Hunt, 27, of Chicago, in 39:36; Beth Chenoweth, 36, of Chicago in 39:36 (same time); and Cari Knapp, 27, of Chicago, in 39:48. It's good to see a new 10K on the local racing landscape. It's been a somewhat forgotten distance. It's too bad it was at the same time as the Oak Park race.