As always, we had high expectations for this years Dash for Doobie. We saw 54 boys break 10 minutes and 52 girls under 12 minutes, including 6 under 11. We were able to capture the last 6 heats of the boys and all of the girls races on video. Big thank you to Reagan and Hoka One One for putting on a fantastic event!
Race Video and Interviews
Photos by Coach Sides
Boys Fast Section
Throughout the first mile the whole field remained in contention with many runners shuffling around. Early leaders consisted of Derek Duin (Apex), Conner Lane (Cardinal Gibbons), Kenny Kneisel (Mt. Tabor), and Mitchell Resor (Weddington). We saw a slow first 800, but once the runners realized they were off pace the pace drastically picked up. As they entered the final 1600 Resor, Kneisel, and Lane began to break away from the field. The three remained close until the 600 when Kneisel made his move and got a gap on Lane. After the move was made there was no looking back for Kneisel as he held on to win in 9:08. Lane was able to create separation between him and Resor as he finished in 9:15 with Resor in at 9:19. Matt Conner (Weddington) was able to win the race from the second pack as the next 9 runners finished within 5 seconds of each other. 13 runners finished at 9:30 or under in the fast section.
Outside of the fast section we saw a fantastic battle between Todd Holbrook (RJ Reynolds) and and Noah Graham (Brevard) as both crossed the line in 9:33. You can watch that epic battle here.
As expected Nevada Mareno (Leesville Road) jumped to the front immediately and started clicking off 75 second 400s (10 minute pace). Elly Henes (Green Hope) and Blair Ramsey (Grimsley) didn't fret with the fast early pace and stayed in contention with Mareno for the first two laps. But the more the race went of the further Mareno pulled ahead. Through the mile the clock read 5:01 as the crowd started to go wild. She was able to keep the same pace throughout the rest of the race and cross the finish line in 10:02. Henes was able to keep a great pace as she nearly came away with a PR as she ran 10:33. Ramsey, Brittney Stanley (Mount Pleasant), Lexi King (Marvin Ridge), and Sarah Bodmer (Cary Academy) we also able to dip under the 11 minute mark.