Post team places fourth in Army Ten-Miler Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
By Staff Sgt. Heather Denby
Special to GUIDON

Several Fort Leonard Wood runners gathered at the nation’s Capitol to run in the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 20 where their installation team would go on to place fourth in the Active Duty Mixed division among 42 other teams.
 
Six Soldiers represented the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence team, with three of those Soldiers assigned to the “Dauntless” 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

Lt. Col. Sam Volkman, commander of the 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th MEB, ran the team’s fastest time at 57 minutes, 7 seconds.

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Staff Sgt. Roderick Reeves, HHC, 4th MEB, right, crosses the finish line of the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 20 at Washington, D.C. Reeves was one of six members of Fort Leonard Wood’s Active Duty Mixed team. Courtesy photo
“It was a completely awesome experience and honor to represent Fort Leonard Wood at the Army’s race,” Volkman said. “The team’s hard work showed as we placed fourth in a very competitive category, and all the Fort Leonard Wood team posted faster times than their qualification times.”

Volkman was followed by 2nd Lt. Johannes Olind, 554th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, with a finishing time of 58:03; Staff Sgt. Roderick Reeves, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th MEB, at 59:00; Capt. Matvey Vikhrov, Sapper School, 169th Engineer Battalion, at 60:14; Sgt. Krystal Schwartz, 795th Military Police Battalion, 14th Military Police Brigade, at 68:11; and 1st Lt. Alice Trickey, 193rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th MEB, at 70:17.

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1st Lt. Alice Trickey, Staff Sgt. Roderick Reeves, Capt. Matvey Vikhrov, Lt. Col. Sam Volkman, 2nd Lt. Johannes Olind and Sgt. Krystal Schwartz pose for a photo before departing for the 29th Annual Army Ten-Miler Oct. 20. The team placed fourth in the mixed category. Courtesy photo
Even though Trickey was the last member of the team to finish the race, she said that she was proud of what she and the team had accomplished.

“It took a lot of hard work and early mornings to get here, but it was worth all of the effort,” Trickey said.

Trickey and the team ran five to six days a week alternating speed work and distance goals.

Several team members said that they planned to compete to represent Fort Leonard Wood again in the 2014 Army Ten-Miler. That race is slated for Oct. 12, 2014.

(Editor’s note: Denby is assigned to the 4th MEB Public Affairs Office.)
 
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