Monday @ Home vs. LZ: Our last home meet of the season went well. Although Lake Zurich's strong team bested us, we looked much sharper as a team than we did at Bartlett only days before. To say I was nervous going into this meet would be an understatement. After Homecoming Weekend, I anticipated we would look sluggish and just not ready to race; you all proved me wrong! We had SEVEN LIFETIME PRs at this meet: Joseline was first with a solid race, finishing in 20:50; Maira was not far behind and bested her Saturday performance by running 21:10; Lindsay, just like Saturday, was only seconds behind in 21:19; Madi looked like a different runner than Saturday with a big PR of 22:18; Cora, despite her hip, looked strong when she finished in 22:39--a big improvement for this season; Nala continued her improvement streak, dropping 22 seconds to run a lifetime PR of 25:26; and Tiffany made the most dramatic drop of the day, finally destroying that 30 minute barrier by finishing in 28:03! While all of these performances were outstanding, there were others that stood out, too. Josefina helped Tiffany make that huge PR happen by encouraging her teammate the whole way. Sabina almost broke the 40 minute barrier, and will likely do so at Warren! Alexis and Asia looked MUCH better than they did at Bartlett because they both worked on giving a consistent effort throughout the race. Halie ran a courageous race, despite catching the plague over the weekend. And Kealy was only six seconds off of her lifetime PR. Overall, we looked strong!
I am also proud to announce that we met one of our team goals: to rearrange The Top Ten Board. Check it out below! Look at all those 2013 times!
We also are coming closer to one of our academic goals...we only had three women on the eligibility list this week. Let's keep taking care of the books!
I look forward to seeing what you can do at Warren's course on Monday. Bee ready to race! :)