Pendleton JV Meet on 9/29/20
Eight Delta boys and five Delta girls performed at the Pendleton Invitational, which was set up as a race for runners who had either not had the opportunity to compete in some of the earlier meets because of limitations on the number of participants or have been running outside of their team’s top seven in most races.
The girls ran first and showed that they were making the most of their opportunity to compete. Four of the five had season best times. Katie Alexander had a plan for taking down her season best time by 18 seconds and executed it wonderfully. She clicked off kilometers just under goal pace throughout and finished exactly 18 seconds under her previous season best. Ella Painter paced off Alexander early on, and while not able to hang with her in the later stages, still had her season best by 22 seconds. It was her fourth time this season to better her time. Starting out more conservatively than in her last race, Rebekah Thorpe moved up quickly in the later stages of the race, pushing ahead of Painter at the finish, setting another season best by 9 seconds. Of the girls, Libby Crouch had been limited the most by the number of participant restrictions enforced this season. After a big drop in time this past Saturday, she was ready to prove herself again. She started out under goal pace and held it throughout the race, knocking nearly two and a half minutes off her time from Saturday.
In the boys’ race, it was a similar scenario as four of the eight Eagles soared to season bests and/or personal records. Two others were fairly close. Evan Reno was first in for the team, setting a new personal record that had eluded him by just a second two Saturdays ago and just 14 seconds this past Saturday. He PR’d by 5 seconds this time. Freshman Royce King, after a 22 second drop Saturday, came back to drop another 9 seconds this meet despite a tumble down one of the hills. Junior Austin Parker and freshman Brady Mynatt have had only a couple opportunities to race this season. They each showed great improvement. Parker dropped 1:45 off his best of two earlier races this season and broke his all time PR by 2 seconds. Mynatt improved on his previous season best time by 1:58.
All team members will have an opportunity to race at Shelbyville as all of the Conference teams face off this Saturday.