Sunday, October 07, 2012

Ponyettes Win Wayland XC Race, Men Take 3rd

Okay, not to brag, but there was a prediction made. Earlier on this very blog, I said this: "Bold prediction: One of our two teams will win the team competition."

Well the NETT Ponyettes lived up to that prediction by winning the Wayland XC race today. Huge congrats!

The ladies were led by the duo of Mary Pizarro and Kristin Hall who worked together and came onto the final 300 meter stretch together, stride for stride. NETT's Deb Robertson made the trip up from NYC to run a great race and score as third place for NETT. And Peggy Davis and Karyn Miller-Medzon came in together to round out the scoring.

Big congrats ladies!

On the men's side, the NETT squad had a bit tougher competition finishing third overall behind HFC Striders and Greater Boston Track Club. Dmitry Drozdov, Paul Miller, Eric Vandendries, Dave Hannon, Chris Smith and Marshall Randolph ran well together with Dmitry taking top master's honors and Marshall winning the always competitive 60-69 age group.

In the "future NETT stars" division, Alex Miller's gym sprinting paid off as she finished in almost the exact spot her dad in his race, thanks to her strong finishing kick (her dad's sure Alex didn't get that from him!).

All in all it was a really great day. The weather cooperated and as always race director Eric Bucher and his team put on a top-notch XC event for adults and kids.

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