We had some very nice performances at Crystal City Twilight. Our women's team, led by our Virginia-based mom's club of Shauneen, Katie, and GRC superstar to be Sarah Bishop, prevailed over a field of teams so competitive that it reminded knowledgeable road-side observers of the rigors of a Diamond League meet. Shauneen ran 17:55 for second, Katie ran 18:03 for third, and Sarah ran 18:14 for fifth. The performance of the night on the women's side came from Mary Grace who made her triumphant return to the scene of the crime, and with her knee intact, cruised to a 22:22, which is the first step on her journey back to full fitness. The men's team placed second to our longtime nemesis and gracious host, led by Phil in a comfortable 15:27, followed by Charlie in a very solid 15:38, Stewart in 15:41, Pat K. in 16:11, Tom in 16:23, Chris in 16:34, and Zak in 16:48. I was particularly pleased with Tom's performance, which is another step on his return to fitness after injury ended his track season before it began, and Chris's solid GRC debut. Chris is going to be a solid contributor to our road group, and I'm looking forward to seeing steady improvement from him over the coming months.
We'll be at BCC on Wednesday night. It's going to be a hot one, and I would suggest that we push the start time back to 7:30, so that we allow the sun to dip behind the tree line before we get rolling. It would also help alleviate some of the crowding on the track. If there's a groundswell of opposition to the later start time, let me know. Otherwise, we'll plan for a 7:30 gun, so meet for the warmup at 6:45.
See you Wednesday at BCC.