With winter now fully behind us, selected members of the GRC track squad will open up their Outdoor seasons this coming weekend at North Carolina State University and the University of Marlyand.
On Friday, Stephanie Reich, eager to convert winter miles into spring smiles, will make her Outdoor track debut for GRC as she toes the line for the 5,000 meter run at N.C. State's annual early-season track and field fixture: the Raleigh Relays.
Raleigh has a particular reputation for its fast, deep distance fields,
especially in the 5,000. Last year, all five sections of the
event produced multiple sub-eighteen minute marks on the women's side. Steph is up for the challenge, though, and might even just run away with a PR.
On Saturday, the action turns north, as Kyle Wagener and Stewart Reich open their spring track seasons at the Maryland Invitational, also in the 5000 meter run.
Maryland will mark Kyle's Outdoor debut in GRC blue. Stew, though unable to accompany his wife to take part in the wealth of opportunity in Raleigh on Friday, will surely be spurred by her performance the night before to turn out a fast time of his own. Word on the street has it that Stew is fit and itching to prove it.
The gun goes off for Stephanie's section of the Women's 5000 meter run in Raleigh on Friday evening at 8:10 PM EDT.
Stewart and Kyle will toe the line for the 5000 meter run in College Park at 11:35 AM EDT on Saturday.
Live results will be available here as the action unfolds.