Throughout the course of the 2011 season, MVNU
senior runner Caitlin Edwards will write a weekly blog about what is
happening with the team.
"Otterbein Race" (posted on
September 29, 2011)
This season our women's team
has had an interesting start. This past
weekend we ran our third race of the season
at Otterbein University. Our race at the
Otterbein meet was a 6k instead of our usual
5k race. So, to begin this year, our first
race was a 4k at Kenyon College, our second
race was a 5k at Ohio Wesleyan University,
and the last race we ran was a 6k at
Otterbein University. We have been
increasing our racing millage by 1k each
time we go into race.
We will not
however be running a 7k at the All-Ohio meet
this coming Friday. This past Saturday was
the last time this season that we will run
anything other then a 5k. And I believe we
are all ready to get into the habit of a
normal race distance.
morning ended up being a perfect time to
run. It was chilly, but not too cold and the
rain stayed away for the races. The course
was muddy because the ground was wet and
there had been races before we ran. But even
with the mud, the course wasn't too slick
for us to run.
Our team did very well
at the meet. We finished 7th out of 14
teams, which was our best finish so far this
year and our best finish as a team at the
Otterbein meet. This was also the first race
that all of the girls on the team were able
to run. Before this race, Sarah Mast had
been hurt and even though she was not scored
in the Otterbein race, she was able to run.
It was also the first race that Ashley Mast
was allowed to be scored as part of our
team. So, that really helped our team in
having a great finish.
finished first for our team with a time of
24:49. She finished 24th out of the 152
runners in the race. Next came in Lindsey
Minor and Ashley Mast. Lindsey finished with
a 26:11 and Ashley with a 26:13. Right after
came Becca Haught and myself. Becca finished
with a time of 26:22 and I had a 26:27.
Close after came Alex Reasoner and Brittany
Richter. Alex finished in 27:11 and Brittany
finished in 27:28. Next was Sarah Mast who
was not scored for the race. After Sarah
came Melissa Keiser with a 29:48. Then,
Kathleen Finley with a 30:18 and Katie
Worthington with a 33:03.
been a good start to the season. We have had
three good races so far and we are looking
forward to this Friday and the All-Ohio
Meet. We hope that we will see you there!
"Keeping Pace with Caitlin Edwards" Complete