Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Windy Labor Day Weekend

This past weekend saw the XC team's annual course clean up day, with kids and coaches raking, mowing, pruning, and hacking our way through the Manistee course. We had a cool day to work, a welcome relief from all the heat, but it was followed by a massive windstorm that covered our course with more twigs and branches. So we'll be raking again next week before our first home meet. Check out this happy crew below.The next day was the annual Brethren Days 5K, a favorite for Manistee CC runners. It was a windy, cool morning with some drizzle, but it didn't stop some good performances. Tyler S took 2nd overall in 19:13, Nick V and Austin F went 1-2 in the 14-under age group, while Tyler G was 3rd in the 15-19 age group, just missing a PR. Brittany D finished her first race since last year, on her way to recovering from medical setbacks. Coaches Thuemmel (19:58) and Phil G (21:47) ran their best times of the season too. Other familiar Manistee faces running were James Fink, Kyle Thompson, Lisa Fragomeli, and Coach Gary Sielski.

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