Defiance Early Bird Saturday 8/24 (High School & Middle School)
Results available at https://www.baumspage.com/cc/defiance/2019/
Course schedule and maps:
Defiance High School Course
Defiance Middle School Course
Defiance High School
1755 PALMER DRIVE
Defiance, OH 43512
*Parking Note – There is a $5/car charge for parking that includes admission to the meet.
6:30am – Bus leaves from HS (est. arrival 7:30am)
9:00am – High School boys race
9:45am – High School girls race
10:30am – Middle School boys race
11:00am – Middle School girls race
1:00pm – Estimated return to EHS
Meet Notes – Our 2019 XC racing season kicks off in somewhat familiar fashion with the Defiance Early Bird Open. The change this year is the course: we are no longer running at Camp Lakota but instead race at Defiance High School. The reaction from the athletes to the news that they would not face “The Hill” has been mixed, but suffice it to say this year’s course will be flatter and therefore likely faster. This change will hopefully also mean easier parking and access to the course.
We have not been on this particular course yet, but the course maps (linked above) look to be more or less an “out and back” style route. Runners will start and finish on the infield at the track, including a section actually on the track. Because of this, and runners wearing spikes need to be sure their spikes are 1/4″ or smaller.
The weather forecast looks great for this weekend, although we should point out it always seems to feel hotter than the actual temperature at this meet so hydration is every bit as important as always. Get a great night’s sleep and we’ll see you Saturday morning!