Our boys Varsity team had a successful race. Leif Larsen won the race, defending his season winning streak after outsprinting Evan Kottsick from Fargo Davies. Richie Osborn ran nearly a 20 second PR, and ran his race right behind the leading pack. I actually overheard some Red River runners saying things down the lines of "Whoa, Central's got a new super fast runner!" and "Who's Central's third runner? Where did he come from?!?"
Our Junior Varsity and Middle School teams also had great races. I was particularily impressed with Jonathon Farnsworth. Jonathon is the kind of guy that you can always count on to bring a positive attitude. I have never heard him say anything negative. Anyways, I saw him running in his last half mile. He wasn't "just running" though. He was soaring. The fact that he started a tad bit fast makes it even more impressive. It takes a whole lotta' guts and determination to pound out the last half mile. You have to run so much faster than the rest of the race, and it hurts so much more. Seeing a seventh grader pull himself together and finish a race like Jonathon did is something that is rare, even for an All-State runner!
I'd also like to give our girls a big congratulations after winning another meet and putting six Grand Forks Central runners in the top 15. It's nice to see that the Central girls took home seven plaques. I guess they didn't want to leave any for anyone else.
All in all, Grand Forks Central has pulled in yet another successful meet. Im super excited to see our team race throughout the rest of the season!
-David Hettich, Junior Captain
This was definitely a great week for the team. On Monday, those who were in town did a speed workout consisting of 800 repeats. Tuesday we had a normal run, while those who missed the speed workout took part in that. As Wednesday rolled around, the younger group showed up to practice in their first day of school outfits, and some with small amounts of makeup. It's so fun to see teammates dressing to impress, rather than just running clothes. Thursday was speed with 400 repeats on our home course. It was a bit breezy, but everyone seemed to be working through it and pushing themselves and their teammates. Friday was yet another normal run, but before we head out, we watched a couple of inspirational videos hand picked by Coach Allan. Saturday was an overall successful day for the team. On the girls varsity side, Karly PR'd to set an even more impressive school record of 14:40. This lead the girls to an impressive score of 26 to take the first place plaque. In JV, Ty had a very impressive race, placing in the top 20. It's been so amazing to be able to watch many of my teammates improve and succeed. Whether it's setting new records, or simply running a race without walking, the work is paying off.
Jordyn Thomas, Senior Captain