Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Final Race

Today was the CNYCL Championships at Jamesville Beach. For those not from here, that's the Central New York County League Championship. It's the first post-season race of the season for cross-country. It's also the last for the JV runners. Only the Top 10 runners for each team proceed from here.

Eric snapped a photo of Mr. Andrews taking a photo...

The JV runners at the starting line. I'm not sure if they're praying or concentrating. Or both.

On the line today for the JV runners was that "10th" spot on the team. Whoever came in first today (for Liverpool), gets to run next week. The Top 5 runners are all in a pack at the 1 mile point.

The conditions were a bit muddy...

And down the stretch they come! Alex's friend Sean over took the lead (for Liverpool) right at the end (he's right in the center of the photo). Followed by Adam Zinger (right) and Alex. (You can see him coming up behind Zinger -click on the photo to see it bigger.)

Alex still sprinted to the end. He caught this guy from C-NS and finished in a time of 18:42. And with that, it is done. A very successful first season of High School Cross Country is over. Alex started the season with a time of 25:50 in his first timed 5k run. And he ended today, some 2 1/2 months later, running an 18:42. I'd say he has very worked hard and has a lot to be proud of.

Of course, he's going to need a new pair of shoes before next year...
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* If you would like to see the results from today's race, they are here. Check the JV Race, Alex finished 19th out of 254 runners.

4 comments:

Beth said...

Fantastic season for Alex. He will be even better next year. Will he do indoor track next?

Amanda said...

As far as I know, he'll be doing indoor track... Practice starts November 22nd. :)

Greg and Diane Hayden said...

Great time improvement, much to be proud of.

Dale said...

Wow! Faster time at each race.... just wait until next year!
Outstanding job, Alex!