Tallulah Falls XC Recap: Spartan Ekiden 3K Relay

TFS Athletics – Like cooling off a room by leaving the doors open and a fan oscillating, running a course in 91-degree temperature while virtually seeing vapors sucked back to the sky requires some toughness. The Tribe showed up tough on Tuesday; nearly every TFS veteran member ran faster on the same 3K course than last year.

Ten varsity coed relay pairs, with either gender wearing the finish shoe chip, traipsed rapidly while gasping for reduced O2 for 1.8 miles. In between beginning and ending on the red polyurethane track, the sweaty harriers attacked a long elevation as well as a short, steep, leg searing, lung bursting hill, and a muddy lake level view while a spectrum of cliches muffled through the air from excited onlookers.

Of the 74 competing duos from more than ten schools, top half Indian mixed pairs included Sophie Alexander and Evan Prince (7th), Lucy Alexander and Grey Bourlet (20th), Maria Whitson and Chris Geiger (24th), and Macy Murdock and Kale Corbett (31st).

In the JV race, Chaz Mullis, Eli Sims, Haokun Cheng, Colton Augustine, and Walker Bailey all finished in the top fifty percent of runners.

Those who improved their same 3K course from last year include Augustine, Cheng, Corbett, Mullis, Zi Wang, Ethan Wanner, both Alexanders, Sophie Herrera, Laurel Smith, and Whitson. 

Based on the improvements over last year at the same time, the better overall placing, and the heat, the first meet proved to be a strong starting point for the season!

Ekiden 6k Relay Results: https://ga.milesplit.com/meets/360957/results/660098/raw#.XVy6mpNKgnU 
JV Overall Boys Results: https://ga.milesplit.com/meets/360957/results/660099/raw#.XVy2tpNKgnV TFS JV Team Results:  https://ga.milesplit.com/meets/360957/teams/4745#.XV09VpNKgnU

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