Edmond Chapa of Baumholder won his second straight Army-Europe 10-Miler in a course-record time Saturday at Grafenwöhr, Germany.
Chapa’s time of 53 minutes, 12.35 seconds broke the previous mark of 53:49 set in 2003 by Shannon Swords, then stationed at Landstuhl.
Chapa finished more than five minutes ahead of Vicenza’s Bradley Glosser (58:50.12), the runner-up in this event which traditionally was run in July.
The top eight active-duty runners qualify for the U.S. Army Europe team for the Association of the U.S. Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., later in the year. Joining Chapa and Glosser are: Richard Munson of Mannheim (58:50.36); Joseph Campbell of Mannheim (59:51.25); Michael Buley of Heidelberg (60:04.50); Tanner Clark of Kaiserslautern (60:12.73); Ronald Wallace of Stuttgart (60:32.45); and Barry Brill of Ansbach (60:39.77).
The fastest female runner was Bamberg’s Amanda Newsome (66:35.55). She’ll be joined on the USAREUR squad by: Jacqueline Chen of Kaiserslautern (67:14.40); Wendy Cooper of Kaiserslautern (71:34.63); Christy Barnicle of Vicenza, Italy, (74:01.75); Elizabeth Barnaby of Kaiserslautern (74:12.53); Genevieve Rochefort (community unavailable, 74:50.27); Sarah Kessler of Baumholder (75:23.16); and Cherrie Moyer of Ansbach (78:08.11).