600 race to finish Fort Bliss 5K Commander’s Cup

24th Press Camp Headquarters
Story by Sgt. Ida Irby

Date: 02.22.2013
Posted: 03.04.2013 23:50
News ID: 102911
600 race to finish Fort Bliss 5K Commander's Cup

FORT BLISS, Texas - More than 600 runners participated in the Fort Bliss 5k Post Commander’s Cup race beginning at Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center, Friday, at 6:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> Although the 5K was closed to the public, generally commanders’ cup events tend to have larger turnouts.<br /> <br /> Thirty-five awards were divided between five age divisions, to include male and female overall best times. The top three finishers from each male and female age group earned a medal, other awards included the commander’s cup. Points are given to the brigades with participants present – amounting in 10 points total per event, in addition to any points earned for awards.<br /> <br /> “The trophies and medals give the soldiers pride and we hope more people get involved,” said Holly Imbriaco, intramural and varsity director. “Throughout the year [Fort Bliss Intramural Team] hosts commander’s cup events to give soldiers the opportunity to play sports and be competitive.”<br /> <br /> William Beaumont Army Medical Center won the overall first place Commander’s Cup trophy, whereas 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade; 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division; and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, held a three-way tie for second place – based on the number of runners to place for first, second and third.<br /> <br /> Sgt. 1st Class Greg Wyrobek, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Armored Division, finished the run in 18 minutes, 22 seconds – receiving the best overall time.<br /> <br /> “One thing that makes me a strong runner is being in the Army band,” said Wyrobek jokingly. “I always seem to have commitments to play. Finishing first is simply a byproduct of keeping my schedule.”<br /> <br /> Imbriaco encourages the community to join the social networking sites to connect with persons interested in sports, teams looking for members, sports photos, race results, and upcoming sports events.<br /> <br /> Register for the upcoming 10K commander’s cup race at Soto PFC April 5. For more information, contact Aaron Jones, Fort Bliss sports director or visit www.facebook.com/teamblisssports.