The 2017 USATF Club Cross Country Championships was held in Lexington, KY on December 9th. LRC-Racing had another very successful event with our individuals and team competing with the best in our region and country. Not only is it a great opportunity for our team to square up with some great clubs, it is also a chance to build the family and team based relationships we pride ourselves on and that has made us a competitive force.
With a women's 6k and men's 10k being held on a course with rolling hills and multiple loops, runners were able to get into a little more of a rhythm than a typical cross country course. Classic winter conditions (overcast, blustery, cold) kept the course firm instead of the mess it could have been.
With a full women's team, full men's team, and two master's runners, LRC Racing was represented across a number of the races run.
The resurgent women's team place 11th overall. As far as we know the highest placing finish ever by a team from Nebraska.
-Katie Wetzstein 39th, 20:51
-Mary Hillis 58th, 21:08
-Hayley Sutter (coming off a marathon) 95th, 21:49
-Sara Fowler 122nd, 22:16
-Erica Doering 150th, 22:36
-Cassandra Krings 158th, 22:45
On the men's side, they were in the top half of the field finishing 26th as a team
-Nolan Zimmer 53rd, 31:01
-Nolan Border 149th, 32:19
-Jacob Olson 150th, 32:19
-Ryan Dostal 263rd, 33:40
-Andrew Jacob 277th, 33:50
-Tom Nichols 395th (after NYC marathon), 37:29
In the Master's race we had two of our standout team members compete
-Charles Smith 134th in 37:29
-Craig Christians 216th in 40:26
Well done to all of these racers. Time for deserved rest and a chance to gear up for a great 2018!