The second Pete Glavin Cross Country Series race of 2018 took place in extremely wet and soggy conditions in Akron Falls this past Sunday. We had a smaller turnout due to the lengthy drive, so we didn’t win any age groups, but we still managed some good individual performances. Full results are available here.
The High Noon Masters team eked out a second place finish in front of the host Checkers club from Buffalo. High Noon was led by strong runs from Brian Lazzaro, Adam Engst, Alex Colvin, Tom Mullins, and Bob Swizdor (who won his age group in the Danby Down & Dirty trail race the day before). If we’d had Eric Sambolec near the top of the masters pack like in the first race, we might even have beaten GVH. The High Noon Open and Super Vets teams both placed fourth.
On the women’s side, the FLRC Vets and Super Vets both took third, with the Vets team just two points behind GVH. Sandy Gregorich, Lorrie Tily, and Tonya Engst all ran well. With Katie Stettler and Nancy Kleinrock they would have taken second easily, but the Checkers Vets team may be too fast to catch.
Individually, we still took home five awards, just one less than in the first race. The men’s and women’s races were both 6k in length. Adam Pacheck was second overall in the Men’s Open race in 19:26. Adam Engst won the Vets category with Alex Colvin just 10 seconds behind in second place. David Keifer was second in the Ultra Vets category on the men’s side, and for the women, Deb Bliss won the Ultra Vets race.
The next race is October 21 at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, followed by our hometown race at Taughannock Falls State Park on November 4.