Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New posts coming....

My computer has been down - getting a new hard drive and a new screen. Bummer. New posts coming soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

2 5K's in 40 hours - Chips at MCC and Pine River

What did you do this weekend? If you're a Manistee HS Chippewa CC runner, you could say that you ran two 5K races before noon on Saturday!

It was gorgeous weather Thursday afternoon (10-1-09) at WSCC for the Mason County Central Invitational. With clear skies and temperatures in the upper 50's, the girls raced to 5th place while the boys took 7th in a 12 school field against some state ranked teams.

Kelly Schubert was 3rd girl (20:48) and Jarret Deisch was the 12th boy (18:07). Not only did the two medalists run their fastest times at WSCC ever, they were the fastest times recorded at WSCC by a Manistee boy and girl in the past 3 seasons!

Other PR's went to Erin Guillen, Jonny Bailey, Nathan Morang, John Stickney, and James Agle, while Erin Crothers got a season best time.

The weather was a whole lot different on Saturday (10-3-09). After steady rain all day Friday, Pine River's course was a mud bog by Saturday morning. Despite running in a constant drizzle, no one lost a shoe and some runners even ended up with new PR's! The girls took 4th at this meet, while the boys were 5th (missed 4th by 1 point!).

Kelly took 2nd overall for the girls, while Jarret was 7th for the boys. Lacey K, Erin C, and Tyler S all placed in the top 30 and took home medals, as did Tyler G and Trent S in the JV race.

New PR's were run by Tyler Sievert, Trinity Derooy, and for the second straight meet, James Agle. In addition, Erin C ran another season best time. She's come within 15 seconds of setting her all-time PR 3 meets in a row now! Maybe next meet.

The pictures were all taken Saturday at Pine River.