Picture (l-r): Gio Anello, Trenten Zahn, Nicole Tomomitsu, Aidan Coburn
From Coach Carstens:
On Tuesday the Whippet Harriers took to the grass at McCarthy Park near Cottage Grove in a 12 team invitational. Both programs took a nice step forward after a solid training block away from racing. Leading the way for both teams were Trenten Zahn and Nicole Tomomitsu. Both earned medals with Trenten in 4th (16:56) overall and Nicole in 9th (20:39). Both looked really strong in their pursuit to the finish. Aidan Coburn and Gio Anello battled their way to finish with Aidan getting Gio by a few tenths and took home the 12th place medal and Gio with the 13th. They covered the 5000m course in 17:51 and 17:52. Dan Trost also had a big race finishing with a lifetime personal best of 19:19. The boys’ varsity finished in 4th overall and the JV squad was 6th. On the girls’ side, the varsity finished 7th and the JV finished in 5th place.
The coaching staff was pleased to see great improvement and the runners showing more grit as the fifth week of the season is now underway. The next race will be the Angel Invitational hosted by Racine St. Catherine’s at UW-Parkside on Saturday. This will be the program’s 40th year participating in this meet.