Female Ranger, Fort Riley soldier win Army Ten-Miler at Bagram
By J.P. LAWRENCE | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 21, 2019
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – One of the first female graduates of the Army Ranger School won the women’s race at Bagram’s Army Ten-Miler shadow run, while a Fort Riley-based soldier took the top podium spot in the men’s race.
Army Capt. Shaye Haver of Copperas Cove, Texas, ran a pace of 7 minutes, 42 seconds to cross the line in 1 hour, 17 minutes for the women’s win. Spc. Joseph Schow won in 1 hour, 7 minutes, the official results show.
Haver is one of the first women, along with Capt. Kristen Griest, to graduate from the U.S. Army Ranger School in 2015.
Schow is listed as a soldier with the 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Riley, Kan.
About 300 runners participated in the race, which started at the base’s clamshell recreation building and took them along a winding route on Bagram’s perimeter road.
The race is a shadow run of the Army Ten-Miler, one of the biggest road races in the world, which is held in October in Washington.
Shadow runs are held at military installations, camps, forward operating bases and other overseas locations linked to the armed forces, and must be approved by the organizers of the Washington race.
Hosting shadow runs allows deployed servicemembers to live the experience of the classic D.C. race when they’re miles from home, said race organizer Don Baumgartner.
“We had a few hundred people participate, and everyone who started the run had a goal of finishing, no matter how tired or sore they were going to be at the end,” said Baumgartner, director of Morale, Wellness and Recreation. “And they all finished and can say, ‘I did it.’ ”