UPDATED GRAND PRIX STANDINGS
Tight Races in Both Genders
ONE_REMAINING GP RACE
Hog’s Breath 5K, 11/26, 8 AM
Our Grand Prix has minimum requirements, of course, including the season participation minimums. In order to be eligible for the Open or Masters prizes, a runner must have participated in 6 of the 10 races. To be eligible for the Age Group titles, the minimum is 3. That’s just a reminder because this could be relevant as the numbers fall into their final slots at HB5K.
The Grand Finale is imminent. You can cut the tension with a knife. For the Women’s Open Divi-
The master of the Masters, Anthony Farretta, used a 7-
In a nutshell, if Jane and Jason run and finish on two feet, they should both claim their gender crowns. Katie and Anthony would then claim their gender’s Masters crowns. If the young ones do not attend, then the veteran runners will prevail.
There ya have it!
Let’s all give a big THANK YOU to Mark Bell for serving as the Grand Prix Poobah for the last few years. The GP had fallen by the wayside for a while and Mark picked it up, dusted it off, added a very successful Age Group component to it, and brought it back to life.
But Mark will be stepping down from his lofty Poobah perch when this season concludes. Anyone who would like to take on this duty would be MOST WELCOME. It’s not “difficult”, but it does take time and attention to detail. Please contact me, the Vice Poobah, at email@example.com.
1202 Simonton Street, Key West
BOD meeting 5:30-
***KWSR Holiday Social 6:30-
We’ll have good food!
We’ll have good beverages!
We’ll have good cheer!
We’ll present the Grand Prix awards!
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White Elephant/Secret Santa Gift Exchange:
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!
KWSR Holiday Social Set for December 7th
Food, Bevs, GP Awards
DOLPHINS POST HISTORIC PERFORMANCE AT STATE CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIPS
Emboldened by their strong 2nd place at Regionals, the Marathon HS boys XC team came to Tallahassee on a mission. Their stated goal was a top five finish, and they nailed it, placing third in the 24-
The Dolphins smashed PR after PR and clocked a school and county record team time of 17:37, and put all five of their scoring runners under 18:00. Here’s the lowdown:
14. Joel Zaila (sr) 17:11
27. Aydan Child (soph) 17:24 PR
48. Jonathan Pitchford (8) 17:43 PR
56. Matthew Pinkley (jr) 17:52 PR
58. Keygan Jeffries (sr) 17:56 PR
Huge congratulations to the MHS XC boys and to Coach Jim Murphy!
Conch Harriers Strong in State Class 2A Championships
Last year, KWHS’s Nicole Matysik exploded onto the high school XC scene like a runaway train, winning her very first invitational and upsetting some of the state’s best runners. That level of excellence is hard to hold, though, and her season ended short of what she had her sights on.
This year, she and Coach Terence White re-
Nicky now eyes the prestigious Footlocker South Regional Meet in Charlotte NC on the November 26. He ran in the Championship Race last year, but was in sub-
The fastest Keys runner of the day was KW sophomore Owen Allen, an individual qualifier, as Nicole was. Owen stormed a 16:54 over the hilly and woody course, just missing his PR by 2 seconds and earning him a spot in the top 50. His time would have been good for 7th in the 1A race.
Kudos to both Nicky and Owen for the fine performances!!