October 10, 2019
On a slippery course, you earned three all conference awards and an honorable mention award.
Our middle school runners started things off for us. Eddie finished 4th in the boys race to earn a t-shirt and run his best time on this course. Joey finished just ahead of Henry S., who ran his best time on this course. Boyd finished with a sprint. Teagan was 4th among the girls, earning a t-shirt.
Next up were our varsity boys. Henry led the way, while being cautious on his healing hamstring. He ran with care, but finished 4th to earn all conference honors. Isak finished just a few seconds later in 5th place to also earn all conference honors. Peter ran well on this soggy course, only a few seconds from his best time on the course, earning honorable mention. Cullen had a Murphy’s Law kind of race, as all of the spikes came out of his shoes, leaving him with little traction. This made his knees sore as well. Cullen did hang in there to finish the race. Despite the muddy turf, Evan improved his personal best by a few more seconds. Henry G. and Noah finished as our 6th and 7th runners today. Our boys team finished in 2nd place in the IMAC.
Our varsity girls were the finale this afternoon. Margo battled the leader for much of the race, finishing 3rd and earning all conference honors. Izzy, racing after playing in the girls soccer section game, ran well to finish in 19th place. Cara ran her best time on this course. Skylar ran one of her best times of the season. Izzy G. finished just ahead of Emily, who ran her first race of the season. Mari improved her best time on this course by well over a minute. Salma finished with a sprint to hold her place.
While not everything worked according to plan, you did manage to race without injury, which is an achievement on this kind of soggy, slippery course. Next up will be our section meet in two weeks to determine who will advance to the state meet. It’s taper time!
Results for all races are at Gopher State Events.