Fast and competitive races under good conditions led to the best set of times so far this year, and some great debut races.
Blacksburg's Bonnie Angermeier and Nick Link ran the state's fastest 5K times so far this season at the weekend at the adidas XC Challenge in Cary, North Carolina with the sophomore Angermeier leading the Blacksburg girls to a runner-up team finish with her 18:27 sixth place individual effort, while Link was the top finisher for the team champions from Blacksburg with a seventh place run of 15:38.
Spartanburg Christian's Logan Morris traveled to Cary, N.C. for the adidas Challenge where she finished 10th in a season best time of 18 minutes, 47 seconds. Her time moves her to fourth in the state rankings. Morris' sister Taylor also ran in the meet.
Jacob Thomson lets it out as he crosses the line well ahead of Jacob Burcham in KY! Arcadia is back and looking very solid while Kaylee Flanagan looks scary good in IL! (Photo by Jonathan Grooms)
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A field loaded with talent, on a major course that has run fast in recent years, could spell really great competition Saturday.
Each week MileSplit U will feature a Meet of the Week for the duration of the cross country and track and field seasons. This week's Meet of the Week is the Adidas Challenge meet, hosted by NC State, in Cary NC at WakeMed Soccer park.