Photo Caption: CW5 Max A. Dean, Warrant Officer Career College Army National Guard deputy commandant, and Pvt. Corey Edwards, A Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, cut a cake with a traditional sabre during the celebration of the 377th Army National Guard birthday in the regimental conference room of the USAACE Headquarters Dec. 13.
December 20, 2013
By Nathan Pfau, Army Flier Staff Writer
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Office hosted its annual Hawaii Army 10-Mile Qualifying Race, here, Saturday, with the goal of crafting two teams that will face off against other Army bases worldwide.
Eighty-one participants toed the start line at 6 a.m. to vie for a chance to be one of the top six, along with two alternate runners, in both male and female catagories, who will represent Hawaii in the Army 10-Mile Race in Washington, D.C., Oct. 12.
-- New Year, New Course
A different course ran through Schofield Barracks this year and was designed as one of the toughest routes ever for the annual run.
Runners began their trip up Trimble Road and Cadet Sheridan intersection, climbing uphill for about 2 miles before coming down Lyman Road for another 2.5 miles, then another half-mile up Humphries Road, where they would come across the start line.
Two laps were needed to complete the 10-mile course.
"I thought the course was very well marked. We all run through Kolekole (Trimble turns into Kolekole) a lot as Soldiers, so it was very familiar," said 1st Lt. Anne Nagy, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Eng. Battalion., 130th Eng. Brigade., 8th Theater Sustainment Command.
"Most of us were mentally prepared for this event," said Nagy, who was the first female to cross the finish line at 1 hour, 8 minutes and 54 seconds.
Runners assemble at the starting line, Saturday morning, for the 2014 Army Hawaii 10-Miler run. The top six male and female finishers qualified to represent Team Army Hawaii in the Army 10-Miler, Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C.
"I thought the course was great. Four miles uphill is very challenging. In all honesty, it's the perfect course to weed out who's there and who isn't," said 2nd Lt. Bryce Jenkins from Co. B, 2nd Bn., 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Bde. Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division, who was the second Soldier overall to cross the finish line with a time of 1:01:12.
Jenkins also had company with him at the race. His father, Col. Bruce Jenkins of U.S. Army-Pacific Command headquarters, also ran the race.
"It's always been a running joke; we always support each other, but there's always smack talk," said the younger Jenkins.
Also in the race were a set of twin sisters who both made the Hawaii Army 10-Miler Team: Capt. Cora Freeman from Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th TSC, and Capt. Chelsey Freeman from the 18th Medical Command.
"We are competitive against each other, (but) we are supportive of each other and proud of each other's accomplishments," said Chelsey Freeman. Chelsey finished with a time of 1:12:25, while Cora was not far back at 1:14:07.
The men's and women's teams will consist of six team members each, with two alternates, who all will travel to Washington, D.C., in October to compete.
(Note: Kim is a sports specialist with the Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics Office.)
-- Hawaii Army 10-Mile Qualifiers
•Maj. Martin Anders,1st.Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID
•2nd Lt. Bryce Jenkins, 2nd Bn. 27th Inf. Regt., 3rd BCT, 25th ID
•2nd Lt. Nathaniel Eindfeldt, 2nd Sqdn., 14th Cav. Regt., 25th CAB, 25th ID
•1st Lt. Kyle Cobb, 1st Bn., 21st.Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID
•Spc. Richard Williams, Co. B, Tripler Army Medical Center
•Sgt. William Morgan, Co. A, 209th Aviation Support Bn., 25th CAB, 25th ID
•1st Lt. Anne Nagy, 82 Eng. Support Co., 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC
•Capt. Gurtov, attorney, Staff Judge Advocate, USARPAC
•Capt. Chelsey Freeman, 18th MEDCOM
•Capt. Cora Freeman, HHC, 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC
•Capt. Hannah Mccallum, Co. A, Warrior Transition Bn., TAMC
•1st Lt. Miranda Doss, 185th Military Intelligence Co., 2nd Sqdn., 14th Cav. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID