Jamestown, our first meet, was a tricky first course for some of our new runners and still difficult for our veterans. With the uneven ground, narrow path, and sharp turns, we had many of our runners fall during their races. They still all managed to get back up and into the race, which is not always the easiest task, so props to them! It was a good learning experience for when we return to this course in October for the state meet. The meet was also a little bittersweet for me and my fellow seniors as it sunk in that this was the beginning of our last year together!
This final week before school started there was no meet so we were able to get some really good training in. This included speed workouts on Tuesday (400s for the newer runners & 600s for the older ones) and Thursday (800s for the youngs and 1000s for the olds on the hilly dike) and a long run on Saturday.
Today we went to our second meet in Moorhead. The humid weather got to quite a few of our runners but we still had everyone fight through and managed to get a lot of people up at the awards. Seeing people like Aaron Springer (varsity), Ryan Meyer and Adam Arnold (middle school), Maia Jackson, Valerie Doze, and Megan Peck (JV), and Mikayla Weiss (middle school) get some of their first medals was so so exciting! Hopefully this will carry over to this Saturday when we get to race there again and I'm sure we'll see some PRs. With school starting and sleeping/eating schedules getting messed up hopefully everyone is able to adapt quickly!
-Karly Ackley - Senior Captain