Name of Meet: Pop Crowell Invitational
Host: Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Course description: Flat and fast
Course distance: 3.05mi
Conditions: Cool at 62o, overcast
Team finish results:
Kayla Legasse (So./Presque Isle, ME) 59th of 316 at 20:25
Emily Wright (So./Mapleton, ME) 193rd at 22:45
Very fast terrain over the first mile saw Kayla at 6:51, slower than in previous starts but a better opener as she gains experience in this sport. A faster second mile set her up to post her best time to date on this slightly shorter course of 3.05 miles. Emily Wright brought her time down as well, indicative of a solid week of training and testimony to the quality field of 320 athletes from 30 institutions starting the race, a recipe for increased motivation and fast times.
Coach Chris Smith's comments:
"With most of our runners having school commitments and scheduled days off, these two posted their best times of the year. When you consider that Carly Langley, Kati Christoffel, and Nicole Green will fit right in with these two our team finishes promise to be very strong as we build toward the state championship meet in two weeks."
Next week: At the St. Joseph's College Runnin' Monks Invitational.