Lancer Archives - Fall
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Next across - Mitchell, in a sub performance. Diandra is a rare 7-year veteran of the MVXC program and will be missed - 7 years is a long time! Thanks for all the miles! Lucas finished in a solid sub time, likely because we hid the free food until after his race.
Little known probable fact is that Lucas may own the team record for Pixie Sticks eaten in a season. Hey, sugar is energy! Wrapping up the running for the Pride was Ashley, who saved her best for the last race of the year. Now just keep running, all of you, all year!
In a curious and surprising twist, the combined JV team three boys and two girls finished second, the best team finish of the day! The boys varsity next toed the line, up against some fast competition. Fast times were in store! Sure enough, DRen and company Concord and Tilton boys blitzed the mile just under 5: By the end of the race the quick pace ran a little bit out of David, but it was a solid honest effort and race, and he is now the 4th fastest runner to run the current course, established in There are some very successful collegiate runners lower on the list than DRen now.
Also, we finally have an MV representative on the top 10 list! Next across was MRen, with a medal-earning 10th place finish.
He improved his time and kept his name in the MV top-ten list as did MRen, by the way. The weekly battle for team 4th went to F. Ethan, who apparently lightens his load before most races now. Not sure if there were donuts involved.
Whatever the case, it resulted in a PR! Not far back and also under 20 again was trumpeter extraordinaire Mason, followed by a very excited Christian. It is a big deal to break 20, and it is nice to see someone who appreciates that! He got it with the kick of the day. We almost got 7 under 20, as Connor was just over the mark, but in a big season PR.
One more opportunity, Connor!
Merrimack Valley Cross Country
The boys ran fantastic as a team, almost beating St. Spectators were setting themselves up at key locations, hoping to witness crashes this is true, at the bottom of the grassy hill after the 2 mile there were a group of girls watching the boys race. Strangely for us, I believe every MV runner survived the day upright, not even obviously slipping when others around them were. Smart running, and smart spiking! The girls race, as is tradition, lined up first.
Individually, Sophia had a shot at the title, although it would mean unseating the defending Division and New England champion, Julia of West. I admit, though I downplayed her chances in the NHCC preview, after her blitzing of our home course last week I was pretty confident the day would be hers. Once recovered they were off and running. Sophia executed the race strategy out perfectly as usual, gaining psychological and physical advantage throughout, and eventually winning in the fastest time of the day.
A PR on that course? Dare we say it?
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Maddy raced fantastic, running another sub and almost cracking the top As an example of how far both Maddy and Emma have come, Emma ran A summer of running and who knows; top 25 next year Maddy? Maizie capped off her MVXC career with one of her best races ever, an almost minute improvement over last year. She was so quick that I missed her on the course twice and thought she had dropped out.2018 Meet of Champions Girls Race
Crossing the line was bittersweet, as Maizie has been such a great leader this year and certainly will leave a void, but the team is all the better because of her. While only running one year on the team, she proved her worth by always running in the varsity 7 this year. Tristan, perhaps affected a bit more than others by the weather and never a big fan of Derryfield anyhow, was the next MV runner to cross the line.
Another team stalwart, and a great source of humor as well as inspiration, we have been lucky to have had the last four years with Tristan. Wrapping up the day for the girls was MacNeill, over a minute faster than she was over the same course a month ago and showing she deserved to be in the race. Overall, the girls placed 8th, achieving the pre-season goal of a top-ten finish and 6 places higher than a year ago. The plan was derailed before it began by a lack of summer running, but as the season progressed and runners improved it became apparent that it was still a possibility, though like the girls it would require a hero effort.
Individually, we once again had a favorite in the race, although when you have such a big favorite as David was it gets a little scary as the target on your back grows. No such courtesy next week, please!