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Trinity University Students, Staff, Parents, and Alumni Laced Up Their Running Shoes for the 2010 San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon

Former Tigers Finish Strong and Trinity Receives the Get Fit
Challenge Award

By Renae Goettel 08

November 2010 —After months and miles of preparation and training, 100 Trinity University students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends joined more than 27,000 participants for the third annual San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in mid-November. Trinity’s team won the city-wide, large division Get Fit Challenge and four Trinity alumni crossed the finish line in the top 10 for their respective divisions.

Krista's note

Emily Loeffler '09 participates in the third annual San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon. Read her firsthand account as she recalls the race in detail. more>>>

Emily Loeffler ’09 (read her first-person account) completed her first race over 10 miles, finishing third overall in the women’s division with a time of 2:54:18. Loeffler was a four-time cross country and track and field All-American durig her years at Trinity. She currently works as the marketing and promotions coordinator for the Trinity athletics department.

Loeffler’s coach and fiancé, Jeremy Daum ‘08 finished eighth overall with a personal best time of 2:33:44. Daum currently holds the school record for the Tigers in the 3000 meter steeplechase.

Trinity track and field national qualifier, Liz Eder ‘09, made her marathon debut finishing fourth overall in the women’s division with a time of 2:56:20.

In the men’s half marathon, Chass Armstrong ‘10, completed his first half marathon in fifth. Armstrong covered the 13.1 mile course in 66:46, just 1:46 behind qualifying for the US Olympic Marathon Trials.

The Dean of Students Half Marathon Challenge program was started three years ago by David Tuttle, interim vice President for Student Affairs and dean of students, in conjunction with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon coming to San Antonio. The number of participants has more than doubled since the program began and includes staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends. This year the rigorous training program featured routes through different areas of San Antonio, a taco breakfast, pasta dinner, food drive, and even a class for students to receive credit.


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