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XC: Wednesday Races Recap

By Taylor Eldridge

Who runs on Wednesdays? Apparently the schools up in Kansas City. Derby made the drive up to KC to compete in the Turner Invitational at Pierson Park and won both team titles. Pretty impressive stuff.

I’ll just put what coach Eldon Edwards sent me about this meet:It is a real interesting meet on an ultra-tough course.  They run it at Pierson Park and they have a super-steep hill called “Goat Hill” that the kids literally have to crawl up.  Times on this course are about 2-3 minutes slower than usual cause the course is so tough.  There is some good competition, but most of the top Olathe teams, etc. from up there bring their JV because they take their varsity teams to Joplin this coming weekend for the Southern Stampede meet.  Our kids ran well.  Amber Green (soph) broke their course record by over a minute. (more…)