Thanks to Ken Campbell and all at Northwest for having us out for a race. When we arrived Coach Campbell was making sure the course was well marked, so no one could go off course. They are proud of that course and groom it well. If only they could have groomed the weather to be a bit cooler. Having left our top fourteen runners at home to train in prep for Rim Rock, we knew this was going to be a challenge. Still, our boys fought the good fight. We expected Noah Tennant to be among our leaders today He took the lead early, but an illness he was as yet unaware of had other ideas. He’ll race again soon in the way he has made us expect him to race. The heat clearly overcooked the efforts of our guys, and the opportunity to race fast on this fast course wilted under the unforgiving sun. Jeffrey Ying led the way with a 20:32, followed by Drew, Andrei, Scott, and Will to make our scoring five.
Despite the heat, some of our newer and/or younger runners, ran their best ever at Northwest: Ryan Bauer, Caleb Parker, and A’sonte Brooks fended off the weather to do so. Fortunately, all our runners should get an opportunity to pop a really fast time at our home meet in October.