2015 Joe Davies Open

IMG_7611This week the DTC took a short trip over to Golden, Colorado for some intense racing.

5000m:
Following a workout the day prior, Coach Simmons was off to a great start in the 5000m, but soon disaster struck. Partway through the race he nearly lost his shoe and was forced to tie them in the middle of his race. Although his race was met with a few difficulties, Simmons managed to clock in a 16 minute race!

60m:
Davis made an impressive debut in the 60m taking an early lead in his heat of the 60, but got edged out by two other runners during the last few meters of the race…
Learning from his previous races, Jones had a great race bettering his PR by .05 seconds! Now under Coach Rogers’ direction, we believe that Jones will be the athlete to watch for this season!

800m:
The 800 is where Majority of DTC’s racing took place. First up was Willett and LePage who ran against each other in an intense battle. Early in the race Willett took the lead but was passed by LePage at the 300m mark. In the closing moments of the race Willet was able to regain the lead, edging out LePage by a hair.
Next up was Christoff who ran a great race and placed 4th in his heat! Christ also managed to drop a full second off of the time he posted last week for an altitude converted time of 1:58!
Inappropriately seeded by CSM staff, Mesfin ran an uncontested race. Great focus man!
After training for the 100m last year, Badger decided to try and get his lungs back with an 800m race. With a rocket sprint start off of the gun, Badger quickly gained command of the race but was quickly overtaken because of his lack of endurance–nice try. lol

4×400:
DTC’s 4×400 squad was facing two sub 3:20 teams at this meet so our guys definitely had their work cut out for them. On leg 1, Mesfin came out of the blocks with a great start as he faced off against the other team’s fastest runners. Getting the stick in a very close 3rd place Sanders maintained our team’s position as he handed off to LePage. LePage ran a strong 3rd leg, closing the gap, and even attempted to pass at one point, but was unsuccessful–we remained in third. Lastly, Willett got the baton with a clean exchange and was off to a great start. At that point that we thought that were doomed to third place, BUT Willett was able to close the gap and make a pass during the last 50m of the race!!!!!!! Great Job men!!!!

Rock-N-Roll New Orleans 10k:
Huge congratulations to Ruth who won 1st place overall in the RnR 10K!!! Way to go Ruth!

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