While reviewing the photos of the Kids Triathlon held last Sunday at Red's I couldn't help notice the photo below. This kid is really FLYING thru the race! Thanks to Val Aloisio for the awesome photos. More photos are coming soon. Stayed tuned.
There was Kevin Castille, blazing down Richmond Road for all the world to see, turning in the most dominating performance in the 36 years of the annual Bluegrass 10,000.
At 40, Castille is the first "masters division" winner of the 6.2-mile footrace.
Finishing in 30 minutes, 7 seconds, he finished a whopping 2:03 ahead of runner-up Musa Kimali. Until Wednesday, the greatest margin of victory in a Bluegrass was a 2:02 knockout by Benny McIntosh, who ran 30:19 to Mike Snyder's 32:21 in 1994.
While Castille was practically out of sight from his pursuers, he was in plain view of an admiring crowd.
Congratulations to Kevin! Kevin worked here at Red's for years until he moved away to pursue his racing. We, at Red's, still affectionately consider him one of Red's family. Wishing him all the best in his racing career.
Get A Grip recently won the 3.5 state championships. Pictured are: Teresa Hebert, Angie Lippman, Maria Landreth, Jacki Davies (captain) , Kathy Ladner, Jan Greer, Lydia Comeaux, Ashley Walker. Not pictured are: Cheryl Neu, Barbara Holley, Carolyn Williamson, Kathy Broussard, Pam Tolley, and Sandi Higginbotham. The team will compete at Sectionals in Mobile in July. Congratulations ladies!
Thanks to everyone who participated and made this year's Davis Cup of Tennis Tournament another hugh success. The winning team are pictured below. Congrats to all!
1st Place - South Africa
Standing L-R: David Cormier, Tammy Cormier, Mariela Saucier, Carla Theriot, Sam Domingue, James Breaux. Sitting L-R: Kathy Staton, Peggy Miller (captain), Annie Reedy and Jenna Rhoads.
2nd Place - France
Standing L-R: Chip Larpenteur, Pearl Garcia (captain), Belinda Zhuo, Randy Latch, Brandon Migues. Sitting L-R: Jennifer Chiasson, Debra Billeaud, Donna Brantley, Peanut Davy and Maghann Judice.
3rd Place - Sweden
Standing L-R: Mike Criddle, Dale Thibodeaux, Betty Foreman, Danny Fabacher, Corina Melancon. Sitting L-R: Toni Benoit, Annie Governale, Myra Fabacher, Mitzi Chitwood (captain) and Yvette Konigsfeld.
4th Place - Great Britain
Standing L-R: Pat Landry, Ginger Guillory, Suzie Hardy, Michelle French, Juanita Hollier, Ron Ashford. Sitting L-R: Mary Sonnier, Sarah Landry, Elaine Newman (captain), Karen McGovern. Not Shown: Chris Fontana & Richard Baron.
Kevin Castille, a former employee of Red's, is in the news again. Kevin left Red's and Lafayette last summer to pursue his running dream. At the age of 40, Kevin is still getting better. Good luck to Kevin and we'll keep you posted as to whether he makes the sought after Olympic Trials.
Buried in the results of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford over the weekend was the M40 American record for 5000 meters by Kevin Castille. So three weeks after his AR in the 10Kon the same track, Kevin nearly cracked the elite 14-minute barrier. His time of 14:00.09 in an elite race beats the listed record of 14:17.36 by Brian Pope in 2004. He also broke unratified marks of 14:02.86 by Steve Plasencia and 14:13.31 by Danny Martinez.The listed M40 world record is 13:43.15 by Mohammed Ezzher of France in 2000. Kevin was a recent USATF Athlete of the Week, and he’s becoming a poster child for our niche. But he’s probably shooting for the 13:50 “B” standard for the Eugene Olympic Trials. So he’s not far off!!
3.5 senior Red's team is going to state in Lake Charles on April 19th. Players are pictured below: back row left to right - Karen Daniel, April Fontana, Carol Hebert, Sally Andrus. Front row, left to right - Toni Cormier, Jacki Davies, Judy Hodges, Linda Young. Not pictured are Belle O'donovan, Joan LaLande and Jan Greer.