Friday, July 23, 2010

Yes/No: Three women sub-17:00 at Lumberjack?

Riding the bus to the start of the Lumberjack Days race in Stillwater shows you everything you need to know about the end of the race, although in backwards fashion. The bus works hard to chug up the big hill that the runners will be subsequently be flying down for most of this downhill race. This year the 5K at Lumberjack Days is the USATF Minnesota Championship as well as a USATF Team Circuit race.

Many of the top local runners are likely to show up to test their summer fitness at Lumberjack Days. Let us know how they will fare by answering this question:

Y/N: Will three or more women break 17:00 minutes at the Lumberjack Days 5K on Saturday?

Lumberjack Days 5K results from 2006 to 2009 have produced only one woman breaking 17:00. Amy Lyons ran sub-16:40 in both 2006 and 2007.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 8:00 A.M. CST, Saturday, July 24th. Please put your answer in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will continue to offer a bonus for participants making their debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for any first-time players.

My answer: Yes

The fantasy contest question from last week was: Will Jen Houck break her own Park Point 5-miler course record of 28:30 Friday evening? The answer was a decisive yes. Houck broke her own record by 41 seconds on a day that was described as hot and breezy. Twenty one contestants answered correctly this week.

The 2010 Yes/No top four remained the same: Toby Hatlevig and Jesse Schoen in first place with eighteen points and Gregg Robertson and Lori Anne Peterson in second with seventeen. Robertson pulled double duty this weekend as he won Masters division of the Park Point 5 miler in addition to answering the question correctly.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner.


Doug said...

The answer is no. Laura Edlund won the 5k in 17:43.

Jim from MN said...

When was the last time three women broke 17 in any 5k road race in MN?

Nate said...

If all the women who were at the Heart of Summer 10k (where most of the fast women were) were at Lumberjack (a very fast course), it would have been closer.