Wolfpack Boys XC @ Providence Country Day Invitational

Scores:Wheeler- 18    PCD- 59     Hyde- 68  Rocky Hill- 105

Hyde traveled to Providence Country Day to compete in their invitational.  Due to the meet being moved from Wednesday to Tuesday, we opted to continue with our training plan on Monday regardless of the negative impact it would have on times and places at the meet.  The guys toed the line a little fatigued from having run mile repeats the day prior but everyone put together a great race.  Early in the season it is great to see such drastic improvements in times as our athletes gain endurance and overall fitness.  While Wheeler ran away with a decisive victory again this week, we put up a great fight against PCD and Rocky Hill.  The guys took a 3rd place finish overall, only 9 points behind PCD.  We did a great job of breaking up their pack and hope to continue to become competitive with them throughout the season.  Andrew West ’17 took the lead for the team again with a 3rd overall finishing the course in 19:20, a few seconds slower than the previous race but still a strong race.  Next up was Mehki McCray ’17  finished the course in 13th place in 20:52 a full 2:02 faster than his previous race.  Omar Raddaoui ’17 who finished in 15th also dropped nearly two minutes finishing in 21:50 with Khalil Johnson ‘17 just behind in 17th place at 21:56, more than a minute faster than his previous race.  The biggest improvements this race belonged to Michael St. Vincent who dropped 4:06 to finish in 22:35, Tom Huang in 26:54 a drop of more than 8:00, and Thomas Yao in 30:09 a drop of nearly 5:00.

Almost every athlete on the team improved by more than one minute this week.  You can’t ask for much more than that as a coach and I am very proud of their continued effort in practice and at the races.  They will travel to Portsmouth Abbey this Saturday for their next race, wish them luck!