TFS Athletics Release – Sophie Alexander moved up to #7 on the TFS XC Legacy List by dashing 22:40.2, a personal record, to place 16th of 133 varsity racers at the inaugural North Hall Invite, leading the team to seventh place of 20 scoring schools. Lucy Alexander (28th), Macy Murdock (50th and moved to #12 on the TFS Legacy List), and Kate Trotter (66th) all placed in the top half. Emma Jackson ran a 5k PR to round out the TFS scoring. Maggie Peacock also ran an inspiring PR.
TFS boys placed 17th of 23 large schools. Evan Prince led TFS by placing 5th of 151 in a season best time. Chris Geiger, Grey Bourlet, Chathan Clouatre, and Henrry Xiong remained the next four Tribe scorers.
Zi Wang led the JV Tribe to 11th place of 20 scoring schools by placing 47th of 238 JV racers. Canon Brooks, Walker Bailey, Haokun David Cheng, and Eli Sims finished the five TFS scorers. Bailey and Brooks set personal 5k records.
The intensely hot afternoon gave way to a gentle breeze with the descending sun, helping the later racers enjoy competing without the glaring rays and intense humidity. The course was a grassy loop and a half to one mile mark, then forest hills, then do that again before sprinting like horses heading back to the barn down the 200m homestretch. Everyone went out fast in the first flat mile then realized the hills were “a calling.” Legs were lost in the forest, hoping to be found back in the flat finale. For those who didn’t lose a foot in the groundhog holes traipsing back and forth to scream cliches at runners to somehow find another gear, the day ended up being well worth the journey.
Next Meet: 15th Annual Cookies ‘n Quotes XC Festival Tue Sept 10 at TFS Course