Saturday, September 6, 2008

Faribault Invitational 2008

Peter (in the maroon, gold and white) running in the boys' C race at the Faribault Invitational, at Alexander Park in Faribault.

The weather for the Faribault Invitational is traditionally sunny and hot. There's usually an ambulance on hand to treat runners who have collapsed from sunstroke or dehydration. Yesterday, the spectators were putting on fleeces and raising umbrellas as the temperature hovered in the low 60s and heavy gray clouds overspread the area and spattered rain on the JV runners who brought up the end of the meet. Highly ranked teams from Stillwater and White Bear Lake were on hand at the front end of every race, with Northfield's runners in a convivial pack somewhere in the middle. In the C race, Peter finished the 2 miles in 13:02, coming in 71st out of 171. Will ran in the last race of the afternoon, the boys' JV 5K, and was too wet and hungry at the end of the day to stay for the results.

The boys' JV 5K
along the Cannon River in Faribault

UPDATE. Will tied for seventh on his team and 71st overall (out of 186) with a time of 19:38.7. The Northfield boys' JV team is, for the most part, a bunch of pack animals. Seven members of the team finished within 15 seconds of each other. And note the weird coincidence that both Will and Peter finished 71st overall in their respective races.

1 comment:

Shan said...

OK, that IS weird.

Also weird is the weather this weekend!

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