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Trail Racing Over Texas TROT Cup October 1st Updated Standings

Trail Racing Over Texas TROT Cup Updated Standings

The Trail Racing Over Texas TROT Cup has been heating up since the summer races have been in full swing. Habanero Hundred proved to be a huge boost for many runners in the series as the course took out more than 50% of the field. The easier paced Night Moves Trail Run brought in a slew of new trail runners and one of the fastest fields we have seen in recent months. After the dust settled here are your overall leaders, top teams and top volunteers.

Overall Men's

Jeff Ball 130.75

Calum Neff 66.09

Peter Muessig 62.76

Aaron Wieczorek 57.93

Buddy Howlett 55.19

Daniel Bucci 54.86

Overall Women's

Tracie Akerhielm 133.17

Julie Koepke 60.13

Kate Papenberg 59.30

Sherry Scott 58.33

Becky Nesbitt 50.38

Team Cup Standings

Golden Triangle Strutters 235.25

Houston Area Trail Runners 201.58

Rockhoppers 60.13

Team RWB 60.01

Bayou City Road Runners 41.25

Lone Star Spartans 32.44

Runner's High Club 32.42

Houston Galloway 25.25

Volunteer Standings

KurtBush 38

TinaBarr 35

JamesLimbaga 31

JenniferLimbaga 31

MaryAbernathy 28

SantiagoMorales 28

DanielPachon 27

AlbertoMedellin 24

AllenLimbaga 24

BeckySpaulding 24

NadineLimbaga 24

LarryKocian 23

KevinKonken 22

CrystalBerkes 21

ChrisHamilton 20

James Villanueva 20

NickOrtega 19.5

BobSmither 17

CJ (Cathy)Peters 17

With 4 races left in the TROT calendar it looks like it will come down to the wire on all accounts.  

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Trail Racing Over Texas Cup Standings Updated after Horseshoe Trail Run

Trail Racing Over Texas Cup Standings with Team Cup Standings 

As the mud settled after the Horseshoe Trail Run the individual points and the team points were calculated. Every runner in our races gets points for the TROT Cup no matter what race you finish or run in. The TEAM Cup is determined by those who associated a designated team that you run for while in our races. Those team members points accumulate for the teams and we award prizes for the teams at the end of the year. 

The  TROT CUP is designed to award individual achievements, age group awards, volunteer awards and the Team Cup As well. With over $3500 in CASH and awards it is the highest paying Cup Series in Texas Trail Running! To see more information follow HERE

In the mens division Jeff Ball the overall leader increased his lead by winning the 50k at Horseshoe Trail Run on May 17th. Cal Neff stayed in 2nd while Peter Muessig moved into 3rd with his 2nd straight podium finish. Aaron Wieczorek cracked the top 10 with another top 5 finish, Matt Zmolek with his finish is in the top 10 and Buddy Howlett with his 5k finish jumped into the top 10 for his first time in mens overall top 10.

In the womens division Tracie Akerhielm won the 25k at the Horseshoe Trail Run and increased her lead as she dominates the overall standings. Becky Nesbitt moves up to the 5th position just a few tenths away from 4th place. Our Horseshoe Trail Run 50k winner Sherry Scott jumps into 8th place in the top 10 womens race as well. 

These standings will move very quickly as the distances get longer in the back half of the 2015 schedule. With the points variable being distance and placement runners will start to dial in their advantages of where they can succeed the most as the year progresses. 

Trail Racing Over Texas TEAM Cup Standings

The club of the year for 2014 is back and upfront with over 26 members registered at 143.17 points so far in the year. The Houston Area Trail Runners are close behind with 101.29 with 12 members in the mix. 3rd place goes to Team RWB with 44.10, Bayou City Road Runners Club with 41.26, 5th Runners High Club 25.96, 6th Lone Star Spartans 25.26 and Houston Galloway in 7th at 23.86.

With this being the first year of the TROT CUP the hope is that many of the team members will identify their teams this year so that the groups will compete until the final race. The top team will get 10 free entries into the races for the 2016 season.