Linehan catapults to the National stage
Local runners took to the stage at the Florida State Relays in the last week of March and Jack Linehan came out of it with National promise. Linehan went into the race coming off an incredible hockey season with just four and a half weeks to prepare.
Despite the short pre-season, Linehan made his first national running debut in a big way. After running a 5:04.32 in the 1600 meter the week before in Grand Junction, Linehan set his sights and training high and ran a 21-second personal record of 4:43.71.
Linehan also ran a 2:04.46 in the 800 meter, which was also a personal record. Linehan is on an express train to the elite level in running and there seems to be no stopping him.
Nicholas Harper Johnston ran an 11:53.90 in the 3200 meter, and has promise once he gets a handle on his overall flexibility. He’s looking solid as he prepares for the 3200 meter at the Tiger Invite on May 4.
Emma Coburn and Joe Bosshard stepped up in a big way after helping their teams in a much longer season in a run for a State title for their basketball teams.
Coburn started her senior year and her quest for an American record in a big way by a triple at the national race in the 3200 meter, 1600 meter and 800 meter.
Coburn ran near her best time in one of the first meets of the season in the 1600 meter with a time of 5:22.48, ran an impressive 2:22.41 in the 800 meter and started the track meet with a 11:44.75 in the 3200 meter.
Bosshard ran incredibly for the first meet of the season in the 3200 meter, posting a time of 9:34.04. He was only seven seconds off his personal best time of 4:40.01 in the 1600 meter and 2:05.18 in the 800 meter.