This is the same course as Cache-Box was. We did a two mile warm up with accelerations before the meet. I knew my competition was Jerrell again. Before I didn't care about place as much as I wanted to break 15.
We started, and I didn't get an amazing start, but it was alright. I got behind Jerrell and Adam, and I just drafted off of Jerrell when we hit the wind. I had the strategy to spead up a bit on the corners, which really helped me at the start. Anyway, the wind was going a bit to the north/east. During the first loop, we dropped Adam, and just ran. We went back and forth. During the second loop, The guy yelled out our "mile" splits as "4:22, 4:23, 4:24...." so I was supposedly one second off my mile PR, haha. At the end of the second loop I slowed down a bit(there was a wind in our faces), to let him lead, but he didn't, so that is probably where I lost some of my time. During the third loop, it was still between us two. I pulled away at the mile 2 mark, but slowed down after a bit, which was a mistake on my part. Then we hit the grass and we ran side by side, and just pushed it. We turned on the very small V turn for the second time. We were just starting on our last loop, and I was just bearly behind him. Once we hit the gravel with 800 left to go, he sped up. On some of the really gravely parts, he was speeding up. At the end of the gravel, with .1 to go, he just outkicked me. He gained a 6-7 second lead here, which was weird, because I was pushing it too.
I didn't see my time 'til after, but I found out it was 15:05, which isn't too bad, but I was really hoping to break 15. I'll get it at state. Our team took 2nd on guys side and 3rd on girls. Our guys lost to Bonneville by 47 to 36, which was a bit discouraging, but we still have state. Jerrell ran a 14:58, so he had a good race. Now time to focus on state.