Cold Front at Nike South Can’t Freeze Out MXC

Dateline Saturday, October 4, 2014, The Woodlands, TX:  With a morning temp of a 235chilly 63, and with noon time temps barely reaching 70, and with some rarefied dry, clear air at the Nike South Invitational held in The Woodlands this Saturday, you just knew that a course that normally eats North TX runners alive due to its sand base and oppressive Gulf humidity was on this day going to surrender some PRs, especially to a motivated pack Nike South 2014 Mens Varsity - SLV-3of visiting Marauders from the Metroplex.

And so it did. Of the 42 Marauders that toed the line at Nike South on Saturday, 27 recorded PRs, and nine additional runners posted season bests. As Coach T said in classic “Oklahoma!” style, “Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day.” MXC enjoyed its very own version of a “10th Avenue Freeze Out” and had one “Boss” of a day.


Janet DeMannequin was heard to say “I can’t believe I didn’t pack my warm-up suit. What was I thinking? This girl’s gotta be better prepared for the Piney North Woods of TX, next time!”

Leading the way on this “It’s way too nice, this can’t possibly be Houston, there must be a _DSC5621problem!” kind of day, the Marcus Varsity Girls’ team wrote themselves into the Nike South record book by finishing first with the lowest Girls’ Elite race team score total (58) in invitational history. Now’s that a pretty nice day, and a “swooshing good time!” 🙂

The Varsity Boys also rose to the occasion placing well a head of expectations, finishing a most respectable 6th place in the Elite race against the usual _DSC5201strong Nike South competition.

The Boys also ran a team in the “Green” Varsity race finishing 7th.

The Girls ran two teams in the JV Girls race, with the top team taking 4th. _DSC5537

Finally the Boys JV squad finished 6th.

For results, visit the Nike South Invitational website at:

While after a day like that, one might want to kick back, chill out and take stock, maybe even take some photos with a pretty cool team trophy, for MXC a day like that actually serves as a great motivator to forge ahead and not let a cold wave cool down a red hot and motivated team.

So it’s time to soar this coming week 239over the hills and dales at the modified Birdville High Flyin’ Hawks Invitational course. OCT 11 – 730 AM – Flyin’ Hawks Invitational @ Tarrant County College, Hurst TX MAP:  Street Address: 828 Harwood Road, Hurst, Texas 76054



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