Update on the Academy Track today
Sep 10th, 2009 by Henry

The Girls Varsity Soccer game starts at 4:30 and should be over at 6:00 so we can plan on doing our workouts then.

Track conflict on Thursday, 9/10/09
Sep 8th, 2009 by Henry

On Thursday, the Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer Invitational will be held at the Academy and there may be a conflict with using the track. We will do an alternate workout at the Academy.

UNM Invitational
Sep 4th, 2009 by Henry

Henry will be appearing at the UNM Invitational on Saturday, September 5th, to participate in and support the community race and to cheer on the High School and Collegiate athletes in the following races. Here is the schedule:

8:00 a.m. – Community Fun Run (5,000m)
8:45 a.m. – High School Varsity Boys (5,000m)
9:15 a.m. – High School Varsity Girls (5,000m)
9:45 a.m. – Collegiate Men’s Open (8,000m)
10:15 a.m. – Collegiate Women’s Open (5,000m)
10:45 a.m. – High School Junior Varsity Boys (5,000m)
11:15 a.m. – High School Junior Varsity Girls (5,000m)
11:45 a.m. – High School C Team Boys and Girls
12:45 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

For more information about the University of New Mexico Invitational, click here.

Update on Evan Hibbs
Sep 2nd, 2009 by Henry

Henry coached Evan Hibbs for three consecutive summers. He graduated from Georgetown High School in Texas this year and is now attending the University of Louisville on a full running scholarship. Congratulations, Evan!

Fall Workout Schedule
Sep 2nd, 2009 by Henry

With the reopening of the Albuquerque Academy Track, the Fall season begins for Team Rono. The new schedule for workouts is:

Tuesday – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Albuquerque Academy track
Thursday – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Albuquerque Academy track
Sunday – 7:00 am at the Spain parking lot

The Albuquerque Academy is located at 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
The Spain parking lot is located at the east end of Spain near Spain and High Desert St.

On The Road With Kristopher Houghton
Jul 17th, 2007 by Henry

The 3000m on Sunday in Gent was a rough one. It seems
the 3k has been an elusive race for me this season. I
had raced the 1500m in Kortrijk on Friday at 10pm and
stayed the night in Kortrijk. I didn’t get to sleep
until very late (3-4am) because of the time change and
thinking about a new PR.

The next day, Saturday, I woke up at 8am and ran with
Dmitry (the Russian runner). We met up with my
sister-in-law’s boyfriend, Nikos, later in the day and
he took us to a friends house just outside of
Brussels. I did my evening run in a town called Asse
(and it’s pronounced the way it shouldn’t be). Asse
was actually really nice though. I found a soccer
field and did my run & drills there. The people we
stayed with were really nice, but it turned out to be
another late night (4am). I probably had a bit too
much second-hand smoke as well. Europeans loving
smoking for some reason.

I woke up really late on race morning (1:30pm), missed
my morning shake-out, grabbed some breakfast, and took
off for the race. I could feel in my body it would be
rough. I tried as much as possible to stay positive. I
warmed up with Dmitry and prepared for the 3k. They
put us both in the fast heat and we started in 90
degree heat + humidity.

I got out well and came around in 64, 2:08, 3:12. On
the fourth lap I started reeling in a group of three
runners including Dmitry, when all of the sudden
Andrew Carlson (USA) stepped in front of Dmitry and
caused Dmitry to swing his foot toward the inside.
Dmitry’s foot landed on the inside rail, which was
slick plastic, and he slid across and knocked Carlson
to the infield and fell in lanes 1-3 (He’s a tall
glass a water). I had to slow considerable and hurdle
Dmitry. I was quite shaken up because of how hard
Dmitry had fallen onto the track, but kept going.

The pack that I was on the back of gapped me during
the fall and I was trying to make it back up to them.
I came through the mile in 4:20. I was just making
some contact with a runner who had fallen off of the
lead group when he stepped of the track leaving me in
no-man’s-land again. I packed it in pretty slow after
that and tried to kick a guy down on the last lap, but
he held me off. I never saw my official time, but I
think it was in the 8:20s.

It was a little frustrating to have a great race in
front of you and not to capitalize on it, but I
couldn’t dwell on it too much, because there were so
many adverse factors working against me. I knew I was
still in good shape and just needed to rest up for the
next races. Maria was actually more frustrated than
me…she wants me to go 8 flat soon.

The next race is in Bruschaat. I’m in contact with the
race director, but don’t know which race he’s going to
let me run. the 5k is super fast and the 1500 as over
50 entrants. We’ll see if they’ll throw together a ‘B’
5k or put me in the A. I’m down for whichever. We’ve
booked a bed in breakfast for the next couple days and
are determined to get on the european time zone, rest
up, and get in the right rhythm.

Keep the prayers coming. Thank you for all the

Much love,


View the 3000 in Gent by clicking here

Hibbs runs first ever road 5K
Jul 16th, 2007 by Henry

Georgetown High School (Austin, TX) junior, Evan Hibbs, running his first road race, placed third in the Chunkey Monkey 5K, running a time of 17:23 as a workout. Evan is training in Albuquerque for six weeks under Coach Rono.

Abonyi qualifies for Nationals
Jul 14th, 2007 by Henry

Michael Abonyi ran a PR 2:15.8 at the Region 10 Junior Olympic Championships and will be going to Nationals at Mt. SAC in two weeks.

Houghton PR’s in Belgium
Jul 14th, 2007 by Henry

Kristopher Houghton ran a PR 3:50.96 in Kortrijk, Belgium in his first race of the European track season this year. I his own words, “I raced well considering all the travel the last two days. I ran 3:50.96 (A Personal Best!) and felt easy. There were a LOT of people in the field, as they combined the A & B heats. I got out pretty slow, as I was in the second row on the start line. I was near the end of the 2nd pack and had to use the whole race to pass that pack and start working on the 1st pack, but the finish line came too soon. I’m pretty sure I negative splited the race, but I didn’t have a watch on it. I was 14th, just 2 behind Dmitry Safronov, who has been running really well this season. He ran 13:48 a couple weeks ago, so I am confident about my chances of running low 13:50’s. I race a big 3,000m on Sunday and will let all of you know how that goes.”

View the 1500 in Kortrijk by clicking here

Abonyi gearing up for Regionals
Jul 10th, 2007 by Henry

Michael Abonyi is preparing this week to compete in the USATF Region 10 Meet at UNM in Albuquerque. He is scheduled to compete in the 800 and 1500.

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