Thursday, August 27, 2009

NETT-Banana finshes sixth place at Lynn Woods Relay

A rag-tag group of NETT runners took a few teams by surprise on Wednesday night by finishing sixth place overall in the Lynn Woods XC Relay.

Big Ben Winther took the NETT squad out and mixed it up with some of the faster runners in the field to put Crazy Dave in good position to pass a bunch of teams. By the time Janos Mako took off on the third leg NETT was in the top 5 teams. The Hungarian Land Shark gobbled up ground despite having a great-white-sized chunk missing from his leg and held a great position before passing it off to the world's fastest poet populist, Jean Dany Joachim. JD turned on the jets to bring us home in a solid 6th place overall.

To put this team's accomplishment in perspective: Had Ben and Dave been a couple years older (the four-man team's combined age is 165, averaging well above 40), this squad could easily have walked away with the master's team title this year.

On a historical note, this marks the seventh straight year that NETT has fieled a team in the Lynn Woods Relay, dating all the way back to 2002, when the Banana first reared its yellow head. Despite the stress of getting to the start on time it is a great event and one NETT plans to support for a long time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to 'peel' off some quality times and 'slip' into sixth place!

banana #3