I just wanna say thanks to those of you who went to Bob Firman for being well-behaved and racing hard. We had a lot of fun and I was really pleased with how the races went. I put the results at the bottom of this email.
The weather was nice and cool (49°) when we arrived and by the time the JV girls raced it felt much hotter (76°). For the most part, people ran their fastest pace of the year. The varsity boys kicked things off with a 3rd place finish. Tyler (8th) and Jacob Jones (12th) picked up top-20 finishes and earned backpacks. The Elite girls were next and Hope also earned a backpack finishing 15th for #12 all-time from Davis (#1 junior all-time). Kenedy was the #5 freshman in the race. The boys race started out super fast and we got swallowed up instantly. Halfway through the race our boys were in 5th place. They stayed focused and moved well during the second half to take 2nd overall! Daniel (15th) and Jake (18th) earned backpacks and moved to #6 and #7 all-time from Davis while Carson (21st) just missed out on a backpack, but is now tied for #12 all-time from Davis. The boys team-time (79:50) is #3 all-time from Davis. The varsity girls took 9th place, JV boys were 4th, and JV girls were 5th.
BYU Autumn Classic (photos - I didn't do a great job taking pictures)
The BYU course was interesting this year. It was longer than 5k, had lots of turns, and had the strangest starting line I have ever seen. The course setup for the Fr/Soph boys was a disaster. The course doubled back on itself at the end, so the leaders had to navigate through a hundred kids to get to the finish. I'm glad they fixed it for the rest of the races. Since the course was long, I adjusted the times at the end of the email so you can see the equivalent 5k and 3-mile times. The girls teams were 5th place in each race (Fr/Soph, JV, and Varsity) and the boys were 4th, 6th, and 4th. We had top-10 finishes in races by Jacob Jones (2nd), Annie Walpole (6th), and Hope Preston (9th). Kenedy Maudsley was the top freshman of the day taking 16th place overall.