Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Possible new addition to GRC Club XC Championships squad

Hey guys,
I got a call yesterday from a former teammate and friend Ryan Blood (Lock Haven University 08'). He heard from our coach at LHU that I was running with the Georgetown Running Company at the USATF Club XC Champs in Lexington, KY. Ryan wants to run for us and said he will do whatever he needs to do to get on the team. He is not local... He lives in Harrisburg, Pa. and recently just got back from a 5 week stay in Alamosa, CO. training with the Team STRANDS group as well as Adams State XC team. Ryan could improve our depth even greater than it already is... I told him that I would talk to Jake as well as the rest of the team. I know that he would have to be a member of our club for at least some time before the event and probably have to run at least 1 or 2 races with our team (I may be talking out of my A$$ with that but I thought I saw something on the blog about that months ago)..
Some of his PR's and accomplishments include:
29:28 XC 10k (4th at NCAA D II)
23:35 Road 8k
14:02 5,000 meter
3:47 1500 meter
49:28 for 10 miles (USA 10 mile champs)



Matias said...


KLIM said...

I am not sure it will work since he lives in PA. We've tried to do this in the past with people who live out of state. Changing affiliations under USATF is difficult.

dirkdeheer said...

pretty impressive PBs, nice job getting his interest regardless of the outcome!

Joe Wiggy said...

Yeah. That is a good point jake... It was a pain for me to go from the Mid Atlantic (PA- non club member) to potomac Georgetown Running Company. I am working on getting him to maybe move down here with me... He is hesitant where he is going to end up... i'll keep you updated