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)