District Championships Sat. 10/22 (High School only)
Results available at http://www.baumspage.com/cc/dist/2016/index.php
Course maps: Findlay Owens 5K Course
Owens Community College – Findlay Campus
3200 Bright Road
Findlay, OH 45840
10:00am – Bus leaves from High School (est. arrival 11:30am)
1:00pm – D-3 HS boys race
3:00pm – D-3 HS girls race
7:00pm – Estimated return time (updates to be sent via Remind)
Meet Notes – Our high school team traveled down to Findlay on Tuesday to preview this course. The verdict: it’s a Northwest Ohio course…flat, open and windy. In other words, it’s what we train on week in and week out. The weather forecast is calling for highs in the mid-50’s and windy for Saturday. We are at the peak of our training right now as well, so we’ll see how individual performances turn out.
From a team standpoint though, we are very focused. The girls team has an excellent shot at advancing to the Regional meet in Tiffin next weekend, but it’s definitely not a given. There are sixteen schools running; eight of them fielded full teams of at least five runners last week at their respective league meets, and only four teams will advance. Our girls have had this on their radar for several weeks now, using last week’s league meet as a ramp up. We are in that point of the season now where it’s place or go home, and these girls are very capable of advancing. That we’re even talking about advancing just a year after we didn’t even have enough runners to place as a team and lost our top two runners to injury tells you how hard these ladies have worked.
While the boys team is much more of a long shot right now, they are still quite focused on competing at their best. As mentioned last week, they are a very young team so this experience will be invaluable to them in the coming seasons. We will give it our absolute best and see where we land. Last year, we finished 14th out of 15 teams; this year, we’re looking for the type of continued improvement we’ve seen from them throughout the season.
For parents: We are looking to stop somewhere for dinner after the completion of the girls race and receipt of any earned awards. As such, the bus will likely not be back to the high school until early evening, so please plan accordingly. We will send out information on where we plan to stop, and everyone is more than welcome to join us in fellowship and celebration.