As a change of pace, the 6th graders were slated for the early morning race. It was a pleasant 43 degrees as the gun was fired but perhaps the motivation of getting into a warm and dry car propelled the field to fast times. On a course that was seemingly longer than 2.0 miles, Lauryn finished in 2nd place and Jacey medaled with an 8th place finish. Aiden cracked the top 10 for his second medal in eight days, and Daniel ran his fastest first mile of the season en route to a 14th place finish. It was another strong showing for this small group of 6th graders, who finished their season with yet another successful Saturday.
Following the model that Sierra set on Tuesday, both Grace and Sydney ran races today that were nearly a minute faster than their previous bests. Grace and Sierra both earned medals in the JV race, finishing 12th and 10th, respectively. Phoebe was the team's other medalist, setting a personal record with a 21:22 and a 16th place finish in the varsity race (Also, as an update from Tuesday, sources now are saying that Phoebe was the first G-A runner EVER to earn 1st-team All-KVA honors).
It was a day in which even those runners who didn't run a PR left the meet with something to be proud of. Gina and Leah ran much faster than they had been the past few races. Robert and Noah ran their second fastest times of the season. And Bethy, Kasey and Nathan all ran times smart races while working on some adjustments to their pacing and strategy in preparation of next Saturday's meet.
- Practice is at Portage West MS on Monday at 4pm and no restrooms will be available.
- Practice on Tuesday is at the track and each athlete needs to bring a rake!
- All athletes need to complete the postseason checklist and schedule an interview
- The fall sports banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm at the high school