TEAM SAFE SCOOPS DECISIVE WIN AT LOS ALAMITOS
Scott Wolf and the rest of TEAM SAFE proved their mettle Feb. 21 at Los Alamitos 10k near Long Beach, Calif., as Wolf crossed the finish line with a decisive 3-second lead over a pack stacked with heavy hitters. The victory is especially sweet after Wolf�s heart-breaking crash three weeks ago in the Redondo Beach 10k, where Wolf and SAFE teammate Brian Talley, leading the pack in the final sprint, were taken out by pedestrian interference just 100 yards from the finish line.
At Los Alamitos, SAFE�s strategy � planned by Dana Eads � worked like a charm to wear out the crowd. In the first half, Troy Attwell and Philip Mullin took leads and kept the pace, everyone on the alert. As the pack tired, with about 7k down, SAFE skater Dan Christman, along with Talley and Eads, launched leg-locking attacks, tiring the chasers until three-quarters of a mile to go, when Wolf, in a surprise move as the pack followed Eads to the right, sneaked off to the left and opened up a strong lead. Mullin, Jordan Malone and Attwell did their best to chase him down, but each one ran out of gas as Wolf held his inarguable 30-yard lead to the line, arriving with his arms in the air in a time of 18:10.
After unselfishly giving their best for the team win, SAFE members Talley finished 6th, Christman 9th, and Eads 14th.
In the women�s race, Peggy Girgenti carried the day, followed by Mechele Busby and TEAM SAFE�s Haley Galbraith, who also took 1st in the 25 and under division.
ABOUT TEAM SAFE Team Safe is a professional inline skating team sponsored by SAFE Financial Corporation and Bont Skates. Team SAFE�s 2004 roster includes Arica Armitage, Mechele Busby, Dan Christman, Critter Crittenden, Dana Eads, Nastassia Hamor, Haley Galbraith, Paul Lomangino, Kim Perkins, Aimee Sanderson, Paul Sargenti, Sara Sayasane, Donna Shelton, Brian Talley, Christine Vanhunnik, and Scott Wolf.
ABOUT SAFE AND SAFE FINANCIAL The San Ramon, California-based SAFE group of companies has become one of the nation's largest enterprises involved in the purchasing, financing, and servicing of residential and commercial security alarm monitoring customers. Fifteen years after it acquired its first customer account, SAFE, along with its sister companies, SAFE Financial and SAFE Service, collectively has over 250,000 customers in 45 states. Visit www.safefinancial.com.
RESULTS � LOS ALAMITOS 10K
1. Scott Wolf � TEAM SAFE
2. Jordan Malone � Mogema
3. Troy Attwell � Salt Creek
4. Philip Mullin � Salt Creek
5. Chris Adams � Salt Creek
6. Brian Talley � TEAM SAFE
7. Eric Doan � Rialto
8. Howard Yeh � San Diego Street Elite
9. Dan Christman � TEAM SAFE
10. Peggy Girgenti � Salt Creek
14. Dana Eads � TEAM SAFE
For more information about Team SAFE, contact Dan Christman at [email protected].
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