Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jack's Twilight Run Photo Album

Jack's Twilight Run
As the sun dipped below the horizon nearly 100 runners took off from the starting line on the Les Bolstad Golf Course for the second twilight version of Jack's Run 6K.  As the light diminished, the 69 finishers were led by Team USA Minnesota's Jon Grey, who did his "tempo run" in 18:00.7 far in front of the rest of the field.  Course marshalls with day glow sticks lit the way.  The lights from the adjacent U of M soccer field and lights strategically placed along the route kept everyone on course.

Chanhassen grad, 2014 MSHSL 3200 meter champion, and redshirt freshman at the University of Minnesota, Emily Castanias, led the women finishers in 22:03.4.  Five-year-old Kellen Troup was the youngest finisher in 27:27.4.  68-year-old Mary Hiatt was the oldest in 41:21.6.  The race was the second in the USATF Minnesota Cross Country Circuit

They're off! Photo by Jim Ferstle

The middle of the pack is just a blur. Photo by Jim Ferstle

Jon Grey leads the field. Photo by Jim Ferstle

Runner-up Max Renner flashes across the finish.
Photo by Jim Ferstle

Emily Castanias is the first female finisher. Photo by Jim Ferstle

Finishers come out to cheer on the others.
Photo by Jim Ferstle

The runners compare notes on the experience.
Photo by Jim Ferstle

No comments: