Sunday, December 14, the Dallas White Rock blew through Dallas, Texas and Panther’s Performance Project, fondly known as “Riff Raff”, took it by storm! Despite 36 mile per hour headwinds for five miles of the race, an outdoor temperature of 70 degrees, humidity, and some tough hills, Team Riff Raff made their mark, undeterred by the uncooperative conditions.
Like California International Marathoner, Tim Bayliss, before him, David Yin represented Rogue with the fastest racer from Austin. He ran a 3:01, a six-minute personal record and a Boston qualifying time. Every member of the P3 team hit a personal record, the second time this team has had a 100% success rate this season. They also represented at the IBM 10K with 11 out of 11 personal records. This time, coach Phil “Panther” Carmical took four athletes: Gareth Martin who improved by six minutes and, for the first time in his ten years of running, qualified for Boston; Rawhide Callais who improved by nine minutes; Shorey Russell who completed her first marathon in Dallas; and David Yin, Austin’s super star.
Congratulations Team Riff Raff on your accomplishments!