Mays-Sulewski and Cole Win 5 km Championships

8/26/2014
 

The 2014 USATF Indiana 5 km Championships were held on August 23 under hot conditions in Westfield.  The event,  hosted by the Born2Run 5K  served as the youth, open, and masters association championships.   $2000 in prize money was awarded in the open and masters championships.
 
Westfield's own Lucie Mays-Sulewski, 42, was the first women to cross the line in a time of 18:02.  She was the 40-44 champion and also had the fastest age-graded masters performance on the day.  Her age graded score was 87.16%.  She won $250 for her performance.  "I cannot thank USATF Indiana and the Born2Run 5K enough for hosting the championships," stated Mays-Sulewski.  "It was a great event and nothing better than a warm up literally from my home and racing through my own neighborhood. It was a great day; hot & humid, but fun!!  My hope was to break 18:00 but always happy to cross another finish line."
 
The Open women's champion was Rosie Edwards, 26, of Carmel.  Edwards ran 18:23 and earned $250 for the win.
 
The first man to finish was  Mike Cole, 39, of Zionsville in a time of 16:25.  He was crowed as the Indiana Open (ages 19-39) champion and picked up a $250 check.  "About half way through the race  I pushed the pace and broke the other runner (Scott Lidskin) that was still with me, reflected Cole.  "I felt good.  I dedicated the race to my father who passed away a few months ago in May.  He wanted me to keep racing a few more years because I have thought about not doing it anymore.  I am glad that I listened to him.  I thought about him a lot over the last half mile when I knew I probably had the race won.  Winning the Indiana USATF Championships is one of my most memorable running accomplishments. "

The second man to finish was Scott Lidskin, 40, of Noblesville.  Lidskin won the 40-44 title running 16:49.  

The top masters performance, based on age grading tables, was turned in by Noblesville's Tim Mylin.  Mylin, 54, ran a very impressive 17:52 to score 85.29% and earn $250.  "I certainly enjoyed participating in the race," stated Mylin. "It felt great to get back into the racing scene as I have only participated in one race in the last two years."
 
In addition to the Open and Masters championships; Youth athletes competed in 2-year age divisions for association titles.  It is believed this may be the first youth 5 km road championship ever held in the country.  The Association champions were:
 
Girls
8 & under Makenzie Kolvoord (Fort Wayne) 23:01
9-10 Lauren Dean (Carmel) 22:38
11-12 Lilian Rose (Carmel) 23:50
13-14 Lauren Rinehart (Brownsburg) 21:40
 
Boys
9-10 Tyler Schiesser (Fishers) 22:37
11-12 Ben Myers (Carmel) 19:36
13-14 Nicholas Hruskoci (McCordsville) 17:53

Complete championship results here.

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