Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chris Mason: A Light in Dark Times

Chris Mason: A Light in Dark Times

With all the talks of a bleak local economy, one runner out there continues to bring light to dark times in Central New York. Chris Mason, a native of Auburn, ran his first Div-I race yesterday at the Belmont Invitational. Many newcomers are content to just blend in the pack in their first race. Not Mason who is shown on a Middle Tennessee State running site, going to the lead.

Chris finished a strong 5th overall with a time of 15:47. His teammates Festus Chemoi won the event in 15:11 and William Songock 3rd in 15:36. The Blue Raiders won their opening event edging out Belmont.

Many of you know Chris from his many winning conquests in our area. This year he won our first annual Majorpalooza Run4Life 5k.

He then went on to finish 24th in The Boilermaker. An amazing showing out of 11,000 athletes. Recently finished 4th in the Great Race just a couple weeks ago.

We need more positive news in this community. With that being said I am going to blog all of Mason's meets to the people of Auburn. I am not the greatest writer in the world but I will do what I can to get the information back. Therun4life wishes Chris continued success on the upcoming season.

For those who want to read more information about the cross country team can check out the following links:

Yesterdays Meet

Chemaoi wins Belmont Opener -

Photo Gallery

Middle Tennessee State Cross Country Media Guide

Upcoming Schedule

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