Monday, March 01, 2010
NETT ladies take bronze at Hyannis
Fresh off Canada's winning the gold in hockey, a downright giddy Eminem sends her report from Hyannis, where the NETT ladies' relay team took home the bronze, and a host of other NETTers posted some top-notch results.
"Now that the pandemonium at my household has subsided momentarily, I'm ready to write about the OTHER important athletic event today--the NETT women's relay. Our team of me, Chrissy, Mary and Karen ran very strong this year, beating our last year's time by a little over 3 minutes (we finished in 3:16) (official results here). The field was very strong this year though, and that time (good enough for first last year) landed us the bronze medal this year. Everyone ran very well and the weather cooperated beautifully. Have to crack open a few beers and light a cigar now like a true female Canadian hockey player!"
But it wasn't just all about the women down in Hyannis. There were a few of the NETT men out there putting in their best efforts as well. For more on that we go to Frank KJ for a report:
"Yeah - Go Canada!!! What? Oh yes Hyannis. We were there. It was pretty good day for NETT. With Youngstah going easy on us in the 10K, I was fortunate enough to take 1st place in the Masters and 4th overall in 38:45. Paul took 2nd and 6th in 39:19. Martin (1:19), Ali and Dima all had solid 1/2M races. Karyn, thanks again for driving the team van."
For the record, Martin ran a 1:19:33 in the half, good for 5th in his age group and Ali was just 20 seconds back in 1:19:56 good for 4th master. "Dimo" Feinhaus as he's referred to in the results was 1:22.
Congrats to all! Even those with the Maple Leaf on their sweaters. (And in case no one noticed, our poll on Meetup actually predicted Canada's gold medal!)