Clay Eagle Invitational Info

2015 Clay Grace
Grace tries to dodge the raindrops while turning in a lifetime best.

Clay Eagle Invitational Sat. 10/1 (High School only)

Results available at http://www.baumspage.com/cc/clay/2016

Course maps: High School

Pearson Park
4600 Starr Avenue
Oregon, OH 43616

8:30am – Bus leaves from High School (est. arrival 9:45am)
11:20am – HS girls varsity race
12:00pm – HS boys varsity race
1:20pm – HS boys jv/open race
3:00pm – Estimated return time
Meet Notes – There’s a lot to be excited about for this meet. After a great meet at Widewater last weekend, we visit what has been one of our fastest courses in past years.  The Pearson Park course starts and finishes in an open grass field, but the rest of the race is all park trails.  It is completely flat…no hills to speak of…so it lends itself to a fast pace.  Oddly enough though, while it has seen some extremely fast times for the Middle School over the years, the High School times have been a little bit of a let down after Widewater.  Part of this has been the weather; last year was a cold, rainy affair that was very much “make or break” for our runners (this still stands as Grace’s PR race).  However, with the workouts we saw this week I would not be surprised to see more PR’s come our way.  At this point, anything is possible for these runners. It’s a good field, and we’ll see some of our NWOAL and District competitors in the race.
From a spectator standpoint, it’s a long drive (made longer by all the construction), and parking is often a challenge so get there early if you can.  While we don’t race until 11:20, there are four races before that (Middle School and D1 high school), so it’s likely to be crowded.  You do get a great view of the start and finish as the runners cross and circle the open field, but the rest of the race is obscured by the trails.
*There will be concessions available. However, we ask that athletes have a healthy breakfast that morning and NOT eat concession food until after they have competed. We will have healthy snacks provided by parents; athletes are strongly encouraged to partake of these after competing.

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