Wild and wet cross country invitational meet

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Crossing the line was bittersweet, as Maizie has been such a great leader this year and certainly will leave a void, but the team is all the better because of her. While only running one year on the team, she proved her worth by always running in the varsity 7 this year. Tristan, perhaps affected a bit more than others by the weather and never a big fan of Derryfield anyhow, was the next MV runner to cross the line.

Another team stalwart, and a great source of humor as well as inspiration, we have been lucky to have had the last four years with Tristan. Wrapping up the day for the girls was MacNeill, over a minute faster than she was over the same course a month ago and showing she deserved to be in the race.

Overall, the girls placed 8th, achieving the pre-season goal of a top-ten finish and 6 places higher than a year ago. The plan was derailed before it began by a lack of summer running, but as the season progressed and runners improved it became apparent that it was still a possibility, though like the girls it would require a hero effort.

Individually, we once again had a favorite in the race, although when you have such a big favorite as David was it gets a little scary as the target on your back grows.

No such courtesy next week, please! That was a little scary. Leading from the gun, DRen never was able to pull away, but set just a quick enough pace that no one was able to muster up a kick good enough to steal victory away. Matt runs well at Mines Falls, so look out! More on these seniors after their final races. Third for MV was our top returning runner, Ethan.

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Running his usual dependable race and second fastest of the year. Next across was Connor, only 3 seconds off his PR that he set last week.

Connor has really come into his own recently and has seemed like a different runner in practice and racing, full of confidence.

He has been a dependable runner over the last 4 years, hopefully running has not seen the last of him! Some summer running and who knows?! Christian rounded out the top 5 for MV with a brave run. Despite hurting from the start, he never threw in the towel and gave it everything he had. We likely would not have placed in the top 6 even if he had placed ahead of Ethan, perhaps easing the frustration a little.

Wild and Wet Course

Fuel for the fire, Christian will be back next year as the elder statesman on the team. Just behind Christian was Isaac, still figuring out this whole running thing. We had specifically prepared for this one race all season long and were eager to prove ourselves to the country. And yet… We finished 4th. In one poor performance, all the countless hours of work, all the grueling miles, our greatest hope and aspiration, evaporated before our eyes. We were devastatingly crushed.

There's a picture of us on the podium receiving the 4th place plaque that tells it all: Having missed the two auto-qualifying spots and finished 32 points behind 3rd, all that was left of our season was to anxiously await the slim chance that the Nike committee would take two at-large bids out of the Southwest. Still, we proceeded to train throughout the next week in anticipation of receiving the bid.

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Although we harbored hope because of our strong early season races, we knew the odds were slim to none. There were just so many other good teams around the country. And yet… The committee selected us. If ever there was a time for one to scream out loud and madly run around the house with wild abandon, it was this moment. The entire week leading up to the at-large bids announcement, we had each been overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, regret, and frustration.

We knew we deserved to be at Nationals and were so honored to have had the committee choose our team. Next came the fun part. Nike pays for every aspect of the trip, from flights to food to transportation.

On top of that, they give each athlete a generous package of free gear: The other boys and I had heard and seen pictures of this enviable trove of treasure, but seeing it in person was even more incredible. However, the crowning jewel and main attraction of Nike Cross Nationals is the race. We enjoyed the gifts and luxury Nike provides, but had to focus ourselves on the central reason we were there: Going into the race, we discussed a slightly different game plan than usual.

We usually try to race with as even splits as possible, which often means being behind at the first mile. However, coming from behind is much harder to do on the Glendoveer course, with its soaked, muddy fields and tough hills, so we decided to go out hard down the first stretch to establish a strong early position. The day of the race arrived on a cool, wet, Oregon morning. As we boarded the bus and prepared to head to the course, there was a hint of nervousness among us, but also a wealth of determination and confidence.

With confidence in our plan and in our training, we took to the starting line around 10 am. At the crack of the starting pistol, we surged forward and proceeded to lay down a performance that validated all our work and silenced the critics. Our pack of runners was led off by senior Reece Donihi with a crucial and impressive performance. He was followed by sophomore Sammy Van Alstine with a time of