Saturday, September 12, 2009

Blue Raiders Update: Operation Pack Run

As promised I am going to blog the weekly races of our local runner Chris Mason. Last nights meet has a team orientated theme. The goal was to stay as a pack for 2 miles. I think not only does that show how good these athletes are but that sends a message that the team is better than the individual. I wish more athletes would send that statement. This was once again an impressive team performance.

Teams Sweep at UTC Opener

Here is a snippet from the Blue Raiders website about yesterdays race:

"The men's squad ran a solid team race staying in a tight pack for the first two miles of the 5,000 meter race before Festus Chemaoi and William Songock pulled ahead to battle it out for the final lead. Chemaoi edged Songock in the final 1,000 meters to keep his perfect 2009 record in tact, winning in a time of 15:30. Songock placed third in 15:44.

The remaining men's team was led by Chris Mason who placed eighth in 16:12 with Isaac Biwott and David Emery both pushing hard finishing with a time of 16:17 placing 11th and 12th, respectively. Josh Wheeler placed 38th in 18:25."

The rest of the story can be found at:

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