Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fishing Between Hard Workouts

(UPDATE:  Since this was originally posted, Andrew Benford placed 2nd in Heat #3 of the NCAA Championship East Preliminary Round in the Men's 3K Steeplechase with a USATF Qualifying A Standard of 8:39.71)
Andrew Benford recently won the Penn Relays Championship 3K Steeplechase, set PR's of 8:46 in the 3KSC and 13:55 in the 5K so far this season. He will run the 3KSC/5K double at this weekends NCAA Championships East Preliminary Round.  He took a few minutes between hard workouts to catch a few fish.  Here he holds a 12 pound Blue Catfish caught on ultralight tackle..

Assistant Coach Jon Molz stares down the snapping turtle he caught and released.  We named him "Bitey".
Coach Molz (UR T&F Alum '08) recently finished 13th out of +40,000 runners 
in the 2011 Monument Ave 10K in April.

Temple University Professor, Brendan Regan (UR T&F Alum '08) came to Richmond to visit and could not resist catching a few fish with us.

Benford with a largemouth bass... We named this fish "bait".

When the sun finally set, we started to catch the cats.

Benford with an 8 lber.

Of course we were using ultralight tackle...The only way to cat fish for a challenge.

...and a 10 lb bluecat...

Yes, catch-and-release...
Fishing=Recovery from hard training...
Always remember your roots.

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