It was finally proper cross-country weather, with temperatures were around 40 and sunny skies. The fifth and final race in the 2017 Pete Glavin Cross-Country Series was run on a tough but fun course at the Finger Lakes Community College, where the women ran 6K and the men ran 8K. David Keifer placed second in the Ultra Vet category, Jullien Flynn took fifth overall in the women’s race, and Casey Carlstrom was fifth in the Vets category. Alas, none of our teams were able to put together a race victory to close out the season. The FLRC Women’s Masters team was second by five points, the High Noon Masters team also took second, and the High Noon Super Vets team placed third.
In the overall series standings, David Keifer and Adam Engst won their age groups overall, and the High Noon Men’s Masters team took the series title, again with the clever strategy of running all the races and pulling the Vet runners down to make for a stronger combined team. Consistency! They have Team Champion beer glasses to share out for that award. The FLRC Women’s Masters and the High Noon Men’s Super Vets also placed in the top three and received PGXC beer glasses.
Since everyone who placed in the top ten for their age group in the overall series also won a bottle of wine, the teams came home with a carload of goodies. Elizabeth Dawson won the F19-and-under age group, Julie Barclay took third masters, Amy Dawson and Tonya Engst finished in the top ten for the Masters category, and Lorrie Tily made the top ten in the Vets category. Additionally, for the men, Scott Dawson was among the top ten Masters, Casey Carlstrom was third Vet, with Sean Nicholson also among the top ten Vets, and Charlie Fay among the top ten Super Vets.