Atlanta Track Club Elite Takes to the Track and Roads across the Southeast

ATLANTA – Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Atlanta Track Club Elite has been competing on the roads and on the track across the Southeast. The team also placed well at home at the Atlanta Hawks Fast Break 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Florida Relays
The Florida Relays took place in Gainesville, Florida, from March 31 through April 2. Bridget Lyons placed first in the 5K, while Sonja Friend-Uhl set a pending U.S. Masters age group record in the 1500m.

Women’s 5K
1st Place – Bridget Lyons (16:29)
14th Place – Janel Blancett (17:13)

Men’s 5K
5th Place – Andrew McLain (14:28)
10th Place – Matt McDonald (14:33)

Women’s 1500m
9th Place – Christy Cazzola (4:21.56)
16th Place – Yolanda Ngarambe (4:26.92)
23rd Place – Sonja Friend-Uhl (4:29.61) – pending U.S. Masters age group record

Women’s 800m
16th Place – Brigitte Mania (2:08.75)

Men’s 800m
22nd Place – Brandon Lasater (1:50.21)

Berry Field Day Invitational
The Berry Field Day Invitational was held in Rome, Georgia, on April 9. Atlanta Track Club Elite women placed first in four events, and swept the podium in two.

Women’s 5K
1st Place – Sallie Ford Post (16:52)
2nd Place – Lauren Sara (17:01)
3rd Place – Morgan VanGorder (17:24)

Women’s 1500m
1st Place – Brigitte Mania (4:39.22)

Women’s 800m
1st Place – Yolanda Ngarambe (2:13.73)
2nd Place – Brigitte Mania (2:14.53)
3rd Place – Megan Hunter (2:15.50)

Alumni Mile
1st Place – Charlotte Collins


Atlanta Hawks Fast Break 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente
Atlanta Track Club Elite performed well at home at the Atlanta Hawks Fast Break 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente on April 9 at Philips Arena. Blake Jorgensen broke the tape first for the men in 15:44 with teammate Evan Beauchamp finishing second in 16:58.

For the women, Christy Cazzola came through the chute first in 17:01. Teammates Janel Blancett (17:17) and Lacey Krout (17:40) placed second and third, respectively.


Other Notable Finishes:
- Nonie Hudnall finished second in the 65-69 age group at the Cooper River Bridge Run 10K with a time of 52:18.
- At the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, Ken Youngers came in first for the 55-59 age group (1:00:28) while Mike Anderson placed second (1:04:08).
- Steve Bell won the Spring Chicken Run 5K in Powder Springs with a time of 16:50.
- Cindy Lucking finished second in the 60-64 age group at the Ukrop’s Monument Ave 10K with a time of 47:39.
- Andrew Sherwood’s time of 59:00 earned him first place in the 70+ age group at the Kicking for Kiwanis 10K in Loganville.

Next week, Atlanta Track Club Elite team members head to Boston. Sallie Ford Post and Christy Cazzola will compete in the B.A.A. 5K, while nearly two dozen team members will run the Boston Marathon.

About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race ( – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit

About Atlanta Track Club Elite
Atlanta Track Club Elite is comprised of the Club’s top athletes who train together and represent the Club at local, regional and national races. The team aims to help athletes realize their goals while promoting competitive distance running, track and field and the mission of Atlanta Track Club. For more information on Atlanta Track Club Elite, visit