Our next meet is in Archbold at the reservoir. We’ll be seeing most of our NWOAL rivals here, so this is a good first look at our league competition.
Archbold Invitational Saturday, Sept. 12th
502 South Street (parking)
Archbold, OH 43502
7:30am – Bus leaves from the High School (est. arrival 8:00am)
9:00am – High school girls
9:30am – High school boys
10:00am – Middle school girls
10:45am – Middle school boys
12:00pm (est.) – Bus returns to High School
Notes – This meet involves loops around the larger and smaller reservoirs, with hills in between and a downhill finish. The middle school makes one loop around each reservoir, while the high school adds a second loop around the larger reservoir. Spectators can see pretty much the entire race, although individual runners can be a little hard to make out when they’re on the far side of the water.
This can be a surprisingly fast course given that it’s mostly flat. We traditionally run a little slow at this meet, but in part because until this year it was always our first meet of the season. Defiance gave us a chance to get past the first meet jitters, and every returning runner ran faster at Defiance two weeks ago than they did at Archbold last year. So we’re primed to take a big step forward this week if we just go out and run a confident race, trusting in our training.
*There will be concessions available. However, we ask that athletes eat a healthy breakfast and NOT eat concession food until after they have competed.