Won’t have official results for a day or two most likely.  It came down to a sprint finish with Peter The Great narrowly edging David Adams.  Both were clocked right around 24:00, David pr’d through 8K in 23:20 something.  Should be noted that this was not contested on a USATF Certified course, more’s the shame.  Most people that use the wrist magic came up with 5.09-5.1 miles.  It would have been nice to have some mile markers too, but what the hey.

Front row: Cory Logsdon, me, Linda Barnhart, Matt Schneider tucking in his rabbit ears.  Standing:  Meghan Schneider (she was the overall winner of the 2- mile, besting all comers),  Shain Kephart, David Adams, Carole Swanson, Kelly Crawford, Peter vd Westhuizen (in blue), Lee Anderson (#982), Justin Mollak, Andrew Jacob (tall), & Jeff Nielsen.  A couple of groupies rearmost.

I am thankful for my team.  I am thankful that they represent with drive, determination, and dedication.  I am thankful for the opportunity to serve such a fine group of talented athletes.  Of the 14 runners pictured, 10 will be competing at the USA Club Cross Country National Championships.  I’m thankful that we are elevating competitive running in Nebraska and beyond.


It was this close at the finish line.  Wanna race?  Peter and David certainly don’t mind taking on each other or anyone else.  David is looking Very Strong for Club Cross and I won’t be surprised at all.

Carole Swanson had a good race winning the Women’s Masters title.

Linda was right behind Carole, I think this is the first local race of the year that she hasn’t taken the top 40+ spot.  Can you believe how strong our Women’s Masters team will be in Seattle?  Whew!

Kelly Crawford took the Men’s Masters title in 29:08.  Not too bad for a 49 year old eh?  Catch him if you can!

Justin Mollak shows what it takes to be on Team Nebraska Brooks!  Nothing less than your all.

I didn’t have the day I wanted but gave it my best too.  Couldn’t even muster 7:00 pace, glad to get the bad race out of the way today instead of in 2 weeks.  I debuted the new IAAF Compliant singlet and was too warm in my man-pris and h-vac top.

All photos courtesy of Amy Mollak.

More results from other races this weekend.  HAVE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!