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2010 - Men's City-County Results


October 5th, 2010

City-County Championship @ Durham Academy

70 and nice with a breeze

5000 meters

 

Boys’ Results (42 runners in Varsity / 80 in Junior Varsity)

 

Falcon

Place

Time

(2009)               Coach Mulligan’s comments

LaForge ‘11

10

17:35*

(18:16) Congratulations on the All-City-County Team and PR

Peters ‘12

11

17:49

(18:31) This is a respectable finish and great improvement

Taylor ‘11

15

18:16

(18:45) Steady as he goes, steady as he goes

Rios ‘11

16

18:17

(19:10) Almost a minute faster than ’09 is pretty darn good

Kreiling ‘14

19

18:25

           Not bad for a freshman, but I think you’re even faster

Wyngaarden ‘12

26

18:37

(19:02) Very good improvement from last season

Catotti ‘11

27

18:38

(18:57) This isn’t bad at all. You shouldn’t be content though

JV

Connelly ‘13

7

19:21

(20:13) Imagine what you could accomplish if you set a goal

Long ‘14

8

19:23

    I think you forced it instead of running a relaxed race

Garcia ‘14

9

19:24

    It’s your responsibility to know all of the course in advance

McGinnis ‘13

11

19:32

(19:35) Under the circumstances this wasn’t too shabby a race

Simpson ‘13

13

19:36

It’s good to see you racing at an honest tempo. Stay healthy

Graffagnino ‘12

17

19:47

(20:15) That’s it. Dedicate yourself to never running 20’s again

Kaspar ‘12

19

19:51

It’s nice to see you racing. I know you love this weather

Taylor, Sam ‘14

20

20:01

You looked uncomfortable the whole way today

Robinson ‘12

23

20:10

20:23 Relax. Race like a practice

Titus ‘12

24

20:12

Getting a full range of motion from your legs will help

Simpson ‘14

27

20:17

Continue to work hard and set your sights on the guys ahead

Cecelski ‘12

41

20:57

You appeared to be struggling. Keep your head up

Meyer ‘14

42

20:58

Well done. Focus and train hard the final weeks

Burns ‘14

44

21:00

OK. No more 7 minute miles. Cut time by changing gears

Stocking ‘12

46

21:08

Decent, dude. Try to relax your face

Brown ‘13

51

21:27

Very good. I think you’re getting fitter

Cox-McMahon14

59

22:12

You continue to improve. Keep up the good work

Bacon ‘12

63

22:22

Peaks and valleys. Run your way out of the valleys

Prosperi ‘13

73

24:01

Use different muscles for different speeds throughout a race

Riggan ‘11

74

24:02

Alright. Back to running and racing now

 


Score:     

 Jordan 71  10  11  15  16  19  2627  3rd

18:04 average; 18:23 average in 2009

 

Team Stats:

1-5 Gap:  55 seconds (This is a poor gap in a championship race)
1-7 Gap: 1 minute and 3 seconds (Too large at this stage)


The top 7 actually ran the times I thought you could; however, the top 7 didn’t run the races I thought you would or should. I’m not sure what you guys believe in – but I’m not convinced you truly believe in yourselves. There was one personal best today – ONE out of 27!!!!


In 2007, we scored 65 points, in 2008 we scored 68 points, in 2009 we scored 77 points and in 2010 we scored 71 points. I can’t say I’m pleased with the trend. I take full responsibility for the decline in overall performance. I understand what we’re not doing correctly and unfortunately it can’t be fixed in August, September or October and it is DISTANCE RUNNING. Improvements have been made in the off-season training and that is why you guys are running faster than in the previous seasons. Every single guy ran faster today than a year ago and that is progress. However, the gap from the top teams is growing and not shrinking. We have not been close to winning the Blunt Cup in years. We must reinvent ourselves in the off-season.

Although we took home the Cullen Cup (which is awarded to the best program in Durham), I am not excited or even pleased about the performances of late. You are either improving or on the decline. Decide which direction you are going and fully commit to it. Do not accept anything less than your greatest efforts; also, do not accept anything less than your teammates’ greatest efforts. This is the time to push yourselves and push your teammates to excel. We have another championship to win two weeks from now – believe it.


 
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