Nov. 2, 2015 —
in his first marathon, Army 2nd lt. Trevor Lafontaine of West Point, N.Y.
crossed the finish line with a time of 2:24:25 to win the Marine Corps Marathon
Men’s Division and take Armed Forces gold.
asked by our coach Col. Liam Collins if I would consider running for the
All-Army team”, Lafontaine said. “I ran
at West Point and wanted to continue running”.
Jordan Tropf of Bethesda, Md. sprinted the last 100 feet to win Armed Forces silver
with a time of 2:27:03, edging out Army’s 2nd lt.Daniel Schlich of Fort Leonard
Wood, Mo. with a time of 2:27:08.
the 2nd consecutive year and fourth time in five years that a soldier captured
the top men’s spot in the Marine Corps Marathon. In 2014, Army had both the top
male and top female winners.
dominance of the Armed Forces Championship continued this year as they won
their fifth consecutive Men’s Armed Forces Team gold medal with a total score
of 15 points. Navy (26 points) took team silver with Air Force (56 points) and Marine
Corps (64 points) placing third and fourth respectively.
scores are determined by the overall Armed Forces place, with the lowest scores
determining the winner.
first time since 2004, the Marine Corps returned to top of the podium, with the
Women capturing gold in the Armed Forces Championship.
the Marines was Capt. Christine Taranto of Monterey, Calif. with a time of 2:53:30,
placing 2nd overall in the Marine Corps Marathon Women’s Division and 1st in
the Armed Forces Championship.
became the first Marine female to reach the top-three since 2004.
“To come in the overall top three on the home
course, it just feels good to represent the Marine Corps,” said Taranto.
out the Armed Forces medalist was Air Force 1st Lt. Magin Day of Ramstein,
Germany (2:56:28) and Army’s 1st Lt. Chelsea Prahl of Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
competing at the 6th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World
Military World Games two weeks earlier, Air Force Lt. Col. Brenda Schrank of placed
fifth overall in the Armed Forces Championship with a time of 2:52:32, giving Air
Force the edge to take the Armed Forces team silver. Army placed third with 12
points followed by Navy taking fourth with 20 team points.
The Armed Forces Championship has been held in
conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon since 1998. Last year, the Armed Forces
competitors took the top three men finishers and first and third female places
in the overall marathon competition.
In 2006, the Armed Forces Championship separated the men
and women competitions for the first time, where it had previously been a
combined men and women team competition.
The 2015 Armed Forces championship comes just two weeks
after the CISM Military World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea 2-10 October. The
US Armed Forces Women took team bronze. Schrank along with the 2014 Marine
Corps Marathon winner Army Capt. Meghan Curran and Air Force Staff Sgt. Emily
Shertzer competed in a grueling race that featured numerous elevation changes
throughout the course.
The 2016 CISM Marathon will be held in Turin, Italy.
Selections for the U.S. Armed Forces team will be announced in the upcoming
1 – 2LT
Trevor Lafontaine, Army (West Point, N.Y); 2:24:25
2 – ENS
Jordan Tropf, Navy (Bethesda, Md.); 2:27:03
3 – 2LT
Daniel Schlich, Army (Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.); 2:27:08
1 – Capt
Christine Taranto, USMC (Monterrey, Calif.); 2:53:30
2 – 1st Lt. Magin Day,
USAF (Ramstein, Germany); 2:56:28
3 – 1LT Chelsea Prahl,
Army (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.); 2:56:49
U.S. Army – 1st
Place: 15 points (top 4 of 6)
1 - Trevor Lafontaine 2:24:25
3 - Daniel Schlich 2:27:08
4 - Kenneth Foster 2:27:45
7 - Japheth
(8) Jose Campos 2:32:28
(11) Bryce Livingston 2:33:39
Navy – 2nd Place: 26 points (top 4 of 6)
2 - Jordan Tropf 2:27:03
5 - Justin Turner 2:29:27
9 - William Christian 2:32:43
10 - Rob Coslick 2:32:59
(13) Patrick Hearn 2:34:57
(18) Steve Slaby 2:46:14
Air Force – 3rd Place: 56 points (top 4 of 6)
6 - Timothy Richard 2:30:52
12 - Juanjose Moran 2:33:52
17 - Douglas Wickert 2:42:27
21 - Jason
(22) Mark Cucuzzella 2:55:41
(23) Alex Escaroega 3:23:39
Marine Corps – 4th Place: 64 points (top 4 of 6)
14 - Richard Powell 2:35:28
15 - Pedro Rodriguez 2:37:22
16 - Luke Rodina 2:38:47
19 - Richard
(20) Michael Siringer 2:46:31
Women’s Team Results:
U.S. Marine Corps –
1st Place: 5 points (top 2 of 4)
1 - Christine
4 - Danielle
Force – 2nd Place: 7 points (top 2 of 4)
2 - Magin
5 - Brenda
– 3rd Place: 12 points (top 2 of 4)
3 - Chelsea
9 - Nicole
– 4th Place: 20 points (top 2 of 4)
7 - Susan
13 - Meghan