It was a beautiful day for racing in Plymouth the boys and girls cross country teams continued to roll on with their very successful seasons!
The boys were first of nine teams with 38 points. Kennett had 62 and MV had 82. There were four boys in the top ten (2, 3, 4 and 6)!
The girls were third of seven teams with 84 points behind Kennett (25) and MV (75). Bow was fourth with 85 points! There were three girls in the top 20 (3, 14, and 19... and 21).
It was great to see several of our runners move up
and pass lots of people.
It is also really good
to see many of you beat or be near runners from other teams that you haven't been near all season.
Beast of the
Jack Zarse who ran a PR of 20:27 (1:15 faster than last year) by 27 seconds on the tough Plymouth course. There were no other PRs, so that shows how impressive Jack's run was.
The second Beast of the Meet is Grace Trites who ran 23:40 (25 seconds than last year). She also placed 19th for a medal. And most importantly, she passed a Bow girl about 50m before the finish to help the girls earn that plaque. Grace had a strong start, but also moved up and passed people throughout the race: she was in about 30th at 3/4 of a mile, 26th at 2 miles and moved up to be 19th.
Honorable mention (and hopefully Athlete of the Week): Sarah Huckman for a very impressive third place finish!
Please see update
times in this doc
For next Thursday, at our home meet, we will need some help from parents. We will need some course marshals and some food (store bought, homemade, healthy and unhealthy
... whatever you can provide for the racer for after the race!
). If you can help as a course marshal, please
let me and Mick know via email and
arrive at 3:15. Thank you in advance
And as always, thanks to the parents and friends who came to support the team. We appreciate
I will see some of you this morning at the Foley 5K. The rest of you, enjoy the weekend and see you on Monday.
oach Jacobs and Coach Mick