Marcus Invitational I: Leavin’ It All Out on the Levee

Denton, TX – September 1, 2012: So “will you remember the 1st of September” (to paraphrase Earth WInd & Fire)? And did that “mean old Levee teach you to weep and moan” (ala Led Zepplin)?

To the first question, an emphatic “YES!” – we will remember. To the second question, an emphatic “NO!” because neither the Levee nor the heat could break the spirit of the Varsity and JV Marcus XC Marauders that toed the line today for the first meet of the 2012 XC season, which, per usual, the Marcus Booster Club hosted with precision at MXC’s home away from home, North Lakes Park – Denton.

Not only will this meet be remembered for the stylish new “unis” that Marcus XC sported, but the Girls will remember this meet as the first, outside special invitationals like Nike South, where they ran the same three mile distance as the Boys due to TX UIL’s 2012 Spring decision that TX 4A and 5A HS Girls’ XC competition distances will align with the TX Boys, and most other Girls’ HS Athletic Associations around the country.

And on this 1st race of the 2012 Season, on this 1st day of September, we think the Marauders, both Girls and Boys teams, made solid memories as the entire team, and its parent Ambassdor hosts conducted Marcus I with both panache and aplomb, especially the runners navigating their way down the Levee to finish Marcus I. More than 2000 runners toed the line, thousands watched and were fed by the MHS Concession Stand, and perhaps a thousand cars and in excess of 50 buses were parked in what came off as a smooth meet, executed with skill and forethought. And the MHS Training Staff did a tremendous job handling a medical emergency requiring ambulance assistance. Way to go Marcus Runners, Marcus Staff and Marcus Volunteers on a Job Well Done and Mission Accomplished!

Parents, please, please, please, post your pics to Shutterfly (thanks Scott for your speedy post for insertion into this Post!) and we’ll load the “best of” into a slideshow on the Photos – 2012 Marcus Invitational I page.

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