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> JV girls and open girls place 2nd as a team!  We are so proud of you.  JV matters!   Our girls JV is currently ranked #3 all class in the state!  

> Varsity girls run 3rd fastest team time in school history.   Individual PRs are fun.  Team PRs are better!

> 21 letters so far.  Our school record is 25 from last year.  We can beat this!

> Izzy #4 on the freshman all time list.  Ashley H and Jana crack top 10 all time JV.  Izzy, Haley and Kami move up on the top 20 list

> Liz sets a new school record.  1st West girl ever under 18:00.  Ranks #2 this year all classifications.  Liz is a pretty good runner... ya think?

> Ashley H, Michalea, Julie, Jana, Addison M, Lili, Haley C all place top 20 in JV and Open races.  Dayla gets a race win!



> All of this week's coach's comments are about pacing.  Review your mile split & place, compare to your final ave pace & place and learn!

> In a perfect world, your 1st mile pace would be no more than 10 seconds faster than your average pace for the entire race.

> Two more races to get pace figured out before championship season!   You need to know your body.   Be aware of your position early.

> Let's run smart Saturday.  The competition will be good, which typically means most girls will start too fast.  Not a good idea on this course.

> Each of you needs to find the right balance between not starting so slowly that you get too caught up behind slower girls so that you don't give yourself a chance to finish where you should and not going so much too fast that you can't finish strong and move up places in the last half of the race when in counts.   In general, for this race, my advice would be to just make sure you are feeling strong and under control during the first mile.  If you feel like you are sprinting and your breathing is already so heavy that you are gasping before half way, you need to back off until you feel under control.



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