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Norwegian teen and family create early fireworks
at Cox Running Club's 4th 5K

By Fiona Green

norway_familyIt's not often we see 13-year-old runners take overall titles at local races, but that's what happened Saturday morning (July 4) at the Cox Running Club 4th 5K at the Trinity Trails near Martin House Brewery in Fort Worth.

Hans-Magnus Haukoey, who flew in from Norway on Wednesday, was still recovering from jet lag yet managed to run an impressive 17:12 to top the field and claim a PR for the distance. He and his family are in Fort Worth visiting friends. The family is shown in the photo with Has-Magnus, Inge, Marianne and Jon, from left to right..

This year's race was definitely a family affair as Hans-Magnus' father, Inge, placed third overall and second in the 40-45 division, while his mother, Marianne, placed third in her age group. His 10-Bryan Ruizyear-old brother, Jon Anders, won the 1K race, which preceded the 5K.

On the female side, local runner Rachel Harp was edged out of the top spot by 35-year-old Erin Chenoweth, a Californian living in Chicago. She is in town visiting friends for the weekend. Chenoweth mentioned that her time of 19:30 was slow by her standards, a fact she attributed to recently starting a marathon training program, which is geared toward building her endurance. She is targeting the Chicago marathon in the fall, where she hopes to run a 2:52. This will be her first step toward her goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials. 

Another runner who deserves a mention Bryan Ruiz (pictured), 27, who managed to finish fourth overall in 18:19 while pushing a stroller. Ruiz, who works at Luke's Locker in Fort Worth, explained that he does most of his training these days with the stroller because he might not have a chance to train otherwise. Without a stroller, he regularly clocks sub-17-minute 5Ks.  Ruiz, who lives in Weatherford, coaches runners in Grades 4-12 at Weatherford Christian School, an experience he greatly enjoys. 



June 25-27 Highlights

* Ken Brewer, a regular runner at Fort Worth-area events and who seldom misses a Thursday night for the Trinity 5000, continues to ring up times in the high 20 minutes (or faster) at a perky 78 years old. He won his 75-79 age division again on June 25, finishing in 29:09. Also, Todd Reynolds, 47, no doubt will start feeling even more heat from his 15-year-old son Richard. Todd, 47, won the masters award (again) with an 18:53, good for second overall, while Richard, who has competed in the Trinity 5000 for several years, was fourth overall with a 19:31.

* Fiona Green, 50, of Keller and a regular contributor to this website, took home two masters awards in three days by winning Thursday at the Trinity 5000 and again Saturday at the Mid-Year Muse & Motion XII 5K at River Legacy Parks in Arlington. Fiona posted a 22:30 in Arlington and a 22:03 at the 5000. The overall female winner in Arlington was Rakel Barrientos, 19, who crossed the finish line at 19:28 to edge out Magaly Soto, 38, who came in at 19:37.

* The Millet Mile 5K in Plano turned out to be a battle between Coby Mehmen, 21, and Agustin Hernandez, 44. Mehmen pulled away to win in 16:40, and Hernandez came in at 16:52. Clint Bell, 36, of Dallas and who has been a dominate force in the event, finished third in the fast one-mile competition. Seven runners beat 5 minutes and it was almost eight as Nathan Johnson, 47, of Dallas clocked in at 5:00. Bell ran a 4:40 and was 11 seconds behind winner Grant Copeland, 20, of Plano and seven seconds behind 5K winner Mehmen. Hernandez was fourth with a 4:51, Nathan Rankin was next at 4:56 and William Moore, 53, continues to beat the 5-minute-a-mile mark by notching a 4:58. Read the story about Moore's feat in Runner's World by following the link at the top of the home page. Maddie Hatfield, 13, of Forney won the female race with an impressive 5:33, and Eva Wilk, 14, was second with a 5:47.

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