The word “November” means “month of racing” in some obscure ancient language. Maybe. I thought I heard somebody say that once. Mighta been me, though.
Anyway, November IS the month of racing. The oppressive heat of the south Florida summer has backed off, sparing us scores of heartbeats and quarts of hydration.
Our own KWSR Grand Prix Season went into a kind of summertime snooze, only briefly stirring for a couple of shake-
Zonta ABC 5K gets it rolling. One of the longest-
All are large races – 385, 195, and 436 runners, respectively in 2015 – so the competition will be deep and tough. Those who picked up some “softer” points in the smaller events of the last few months should be smirking.
Our women’s leader is master’s runner Katie Leigh, who carries a 16-
Behind Katie, 18-
Priscilla Weeks (3 races) and Kelly Maatta (4 races) are tied for the bronze medal with 44 points. Chelsea Stamy sits just 8 points behind them and has 3 races in her pocket.
KWFD’s Keith Durden scored an easy win at the Colorful 5K and moved into first place, 60-
Allen will miss at least the Zonta race; he’ll be competing in the State Championship Meet that day.
What about Doug Weeks, you ask? Coach Doug has been busy assisting Terence White with the KWHS harriers, so has not been free to race on weekends. Still, he has 40 points (two 20-
The latest GP update also has the Age Group breakdown. See where you stand, and cipher out where you might be able to stand.
Lace ‘em up and step it out! The Month of Racing has begun!
KW’s Nicole Matysik ran a tremendous race, hanging tough with the leaders in what is clearly the State’s strongest region. Her 18:35 on a wet and windy day was impressive, and her fourth place finish is the best ever by a Key West runner, boy or girl. Only one runner from any of the other regions matched the times posted by the top 6 in this Region 4-
In the 2A Boys race, lanky sophomore Owen Allen became just the third runner in KWHS history to break 17 minutes for 5K. His 16:54 PR and soph class record earned him an eleventh place finish. He became the first Conch sophomore boy to secure an individual State Meet berth.
Keys Prep Harriers Movin’ On!
Two sophomores will represent Key West HS as individuals, and the 7-