Tomorrow, for the first time this season, the GRC Race Team will hit the grass and mud, instead of the asphalt, at the Glory Days Grill Cross Country Invitational in Centreville, Virginia. The low-key cross country race will help prepare the team for the USATF National Club Cross County Championships on December 8 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Leading the men's squad will be Ryan Witters, fresh off a personal best in the 8k. "Witty" ran a track season any post-collegiate runner would be happy with and, after a light summer, is ready to continue his fine racing streak. Coach Alexander noted: "Witty looks great right now, and because the race is only 5k, he will be able to make his seasonal cross country debut at a distance that he is comfortable with."
Joining Witters will be "Texas" Paul Guevara, Dickson Mercer, Jason Myers and Patrick Murphy, whose been laying low this past summer and fall due to a rigorous school and work schedule. "Paul has been training very well, and he is ready to stake his claim to a top 5 position on our team at Clubs," said Alexander. This race also marks the long-awaited return of Dave O'Hara. "Dave O has been extremely impressive in workouts, and I'm excited to have him back in the GRC fold."
- GRC WIRE SERVICE