Virginia Tech Ultra Strong in 2015

Posted October 26th, 2015 by Brian Hock

It was about 2 years ago when we posted our Q&A with the Virginia Tech Ultrarunning Team. You might recall that Virginia Tech is the only university with an ultrarunning team. Some members of that 2013 team used the Simple Hydration Bottle in their races so we decided to sponsor them in 2014 and that support has continued in 2015.

Darren Thomas, one the team’s top runners, recently filled us in on their great results so far in 2015.

The Barkley Marathons (TN)
• 2 Loops Completed – Darren Thomas

Promise Land 50K (VA)
• 1st Place – Darren Thomas
• 3rd Place – Jonathan Ryder
• 4th Place Female – Hannah Bright
• Finishers – Neel Bhatia and Ivan Harangozo

San Diego 100 Miler (CA)
• 10th Place – Jordan Chang

Cayuga Trails 50 Miler (NY)
• 7th Female – Hannah Bright

Pikes Peak Marathon (CO)
• 5th Place – Darren Thomas
• 31st Place – Steven Sloan

Iron Mountain 50 Miler (VA)
• 1st Place – Jordan Chang
• 2nd Place – Leif Van Acker (50K Option)

Grindstone 100 Miler (VA)
• 3rd Place – Darren Thomas

Now those are some fantastic results by these fine young men and women. And we should note that their season isn’t over, as they’ll also be competing in the Mountain Masochist 50 Miler on November 7th and the Hellgate 100K on December 2nd. We’re sure current Simple Hydration Run Team member Guy Love (an original member of the Virginia Tech Ultrarunning Team) must be proud of what he helped create and nurture. Keep running strong Hokies!