5th Place – 17:22:00
Qualified for Maryland State Cross County Championship on November 8, 2014 – Hereford High School
I ran in one of the most amazing races today – The Marine Corp Marathon 10K race. I was running in memory of my Uncle Dennis who served in Vietnam. The experience was absolutely AWESOME. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky the entire day.
I was proud of my place and time. I placed 1st in my age group and 9th overall out of 7629 runners!!! My time was 35:45 with a pace of 5:45. My family also ran in the race – my brother finished 8th in his age group and 149th overall, I was so proud of him! My mom and step dad finished the race with some pretty impressive times as well.
I would like to just say “Thank You to all those who serve our country! It was an honor to run with you today”!!
Counties at Old National Pike, a decently hilly course! But honestly, I think I prefer hilly courses because we mainly train for those during practices. Anyways, I think I actually had a little bit left in me at the end, maybe if I pushed a little bit harder I could have got one place better. I ended up in 5th place this year – one place better than last year.
Today was one of the flattest course I’m going to experience during the season! Last year this course was my best time ever for a 5K! This year it was my season best as well. It is all coming down to the state meet, that is where my training is going now. I have to train through the next 2 meets and then it’s the “real deal”!
I had a great time being the “rabbit” at the Carroll Manor Cross Country meet today! It was awesome being around such an energetic atmosphere. The kids were well prepared and excited to run! I have been working with my team to prepare for this race and it was incredible to see their results. Many runners had their personal best times. There is so much potential in these kids. I hope each and every one makes running a life long passion.
I ran the Don Stoner Invitational this week and in my opinion did pretty well, both individually and as a team – I placed 3rd! Our school got third overall which hasn’t happened in a long time. It looks like practices have been paying off. My times are still not where they were last year but I’m getting close. As long as I peak by the time we get to the State Championship, that’s all that matters!