Congratulations to our seven athletes who earned all-EDC honors this past weekend!
Claire Hynuk - 4th, Annika Prestreng - 15th, Quinn Roehl - 9th, Carter Elde - 19th, Zach Martin - 17th,
Adam Arnold - 20th, Mikayla Weiss - 2nd
Today had GFCXC running in our last high-volume workout. Seeing that the flood waters have overtaken our usual speed workout spots, we were fortunate to run on the EGF track. Many thanks to Coach Misialek! Spirits were high even though the temperatures were in the upper-30s. As our runners often say on days like today, the rain and the cold are all Grand Forks Central weather days!
"Warmest" Regards...Coach Tack
It’s definitely been an interesting week for the team with a snow day on Friday and EDC being moved to Tuesday! We started our week with speed workouts on Monday and Wednesday in an attempt to beat the ominous weather forecast which ended up being a good thing. On Thursday with the cold rain, some ran outside and others on the track or treadmill. Those who did run outside, ending up having to finish inside when it started sleeting! On Friday and Saturday with all the snow, there was no practice, but teammates still got together to run. All this shows how Central runners are dedicated to keeping up their cardio for the big race, even when there’s no scheduled practice time!
Now we’re all hoping that EDC will be on Tuesday according to plan. But even if it isn’t, we’ll be ready to do our best in what will be the last meet of the season for several of our runners! Go knights!
Mikayla Weiss - Senior Captain
The week started a little different than most. While we all expected to be heading to Milaca at 4:30am Saturday morning, instead we were told to stay at home because driving conditions were unsafe due to flooding roads. We all waited to hear back from Coach and we ended up not going to Milaca due to the flooded roads in Grand Forks. Everyone ran on their own on Saturday, many running through the flooded streets and sidewalks which makes for a fun run!
We started off the week with a speed workout at Riverside. We did 3 x 1000’s and 6 x 400’s. This was a really good workout for many people, and we saw lots of smiles! On Tuesday, we had a normal run. On Wednesday, we had team pictures, which is Coach Allan’s favorite day of the year (there was a bit of sarcasm in there). On Thursday it was meet day! The first race was at 4pm and we were all extremely excited to have another chance to race at our home course. Middle school boys and girls started us off with extremely fast times and lots of happy faces after their race. Mikayla Weiss got her first varsity win (so excited for Mikayla, who always works so hard!!), as well as Alexis Kuglin winning her first middle school race! The varsity boys were led by Quinn Roehl, coming in 5th place, and Curtis Sande taking 3rd in the middle school race. With all the PR’s that many runners earned, our Monday meeting is going to be a long one! On Friday, we had long run; we had the perfect temperature for the run, with nice cool air to help our bodies after our race the day before. With the Cushman Classic being that same day, we had some runners that ran at 3, so they could go to pregame activities, and other runners starting at 4. After practice, we had team bonding at Now Or Never starting at 5, perfect for after our run!
Thank you Now Or Never for having us for the second time, very much appreciated! We all love your shakes! Our next meet is the Minot Invite on October 5th, with EDC and State getting closer and closer! This will be a good chance for us all to run the Minot course in preparation for State! Let’s have another great week of practice.
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