Dateline, Saturday, September 14, 2013, McKinney, TX – Boyd HS CC Meet: Today’s meet was the first of the year with low humidity and pleasant temps – it didn’t break 80 for any of today’s races. Thanks to a pleasant, strong breeze out of the North and uninterrupted sunshine, it was an absolutely gorgeous day for racing over the rolling hills of Myers Park in McKinney, TX. This weather was a totally welcome change of pace for Marcus Cross race fans.
MXC fans also were treated today to another change of pace – Coach T’s decision to rest both Varsity teams at the Myers Park farmland. While the MXC varsity teams enjoyed a little respite from racing, they still had to complete a hill workout before the day’s races. And Coach T’s staffing decision by no means meant that Marcus was under represented by a bunch of farm hands.
While this was the first taste of varsity racing for a majority of runners promoted from the first seven of JV to Varsity/Elite today, it will no doubt not be their last taste of varsity competition over their MXC careers, let alone this season, as racing at the varsity and elite levels will help raise the entire team’s level of competitiveness. Today’s meet will hopefully pay dividends the rest of the season, as everyone pushes their teammates to run faster and harder over the remainder of the season.
The boys’ second seven ran in the Elite event and finished 9th overall, but had four runners turn in times under 17:00 on a very hilly, tough challenging course.
It was a great day to see some fresh faces today at the head of the field out at the farm, and these Marauders proved by their performances that it was by no means their first rodeo. 🙂
Next up: SEP 21 – 730 AM – Marcus II Invitational @ Westlake Park, Hickory Creek, TX* (*This is a New Location) MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/mD7Nw Street Address: 2000 Main Street, Hickory Creek Texas Yes, MXC & Cross Country fans, it’s Marcus II time! – this year at its brand new site with a brand new, super fan friendly course, running along the shores of Lake Lewisville. (Coaches, Parents, Race Fans, Drivers for Marcus II Race Details & Info, please visit the Marcus II Invitational – September 21, 2013 page. Please Review the Driving Directions and Parking Instructions for this Event.) See you all down by the “Hickory” Creek, bright and early this coming Saturday.
MXC Parents, Volunteers and Boosters: We’ll need every member of the Marcus Village to step up, and the entire MXC Volunteer army to come out in force, to help pull off another “5A Quality” Marcus II Invitational.