Saturday, December 07, 2013

Wayzata Girls Win NXN Team Title

With a big finish in the last kilometer Wayzata upset seven time defending champions Fayetteville–Manlius of New York to take the NXN team title.  As they have done all season Wayzata ran in a tight pack that moved up through the race, outscoring Manlius with runners four and five by 24 points to seal the win.  Wayzata had 108 points, Manlius 120, and Davis of Utah 157.

Kara Goucher, who had dinner with the Wayzata team on Thursday night before the race, said:  "The Wayzata girls rocked it today." East Ridge finished 19th in the team competition with 430 points.  In the invididual race, Alexandria's Bethany Hasz finished 13th in 17:54.  Her twin sister, Meghan Hasz, was 53rd in 18:29.7.  In the boy's race Richfield's Obsa Ali was tenth in 15:15.  For the boy's teams, Edina finished tenth with 263 points, Wayzata was 15th with 322.  Full results are HERE.

Video replay of girl's race is HERE, boy's HERE  Flotrack highlight video of the girl's race is HERE. MileSplit post race interview with the team is HERE, and reaction to being informed they won HERE, interview with Kara Goucher HERE.  Running Times story on Wayzata is HERE. DyeStat article on the team is HERE. NSAF interview with Wayzata coach Dave Emmans from October is HERE.  WCCO video on the "Women of Steel" is HERE.

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