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Kicks off 2009 season with indoor meet

Local runners kicked off their season at the Air Force Academy on Sunday, January 18. It was our earliest indoor meet in recent years and we came away with great times at the high elevation track at more than 7,000 feet.



Jack Linehan started us off with a 4:48.37 in the 1,600 meters, which was fourth out of 44 runners, and did the rare double of 10:48.22 in the 3,200 meters, which was fifth out of 11 runners. This was Jack’s first indoor meet of his running career and he will get more used to the turns in the future.
His mile time was exactly where we wanted him, and his two-mile time could use some work. All in all, Jack is looking to have a great outdoor season.
Nicholas Harper Johnston was right on with his time at 5:16.57 if you take the 7,000 feet and indoor composite into consideration. The 5:16.57 gave Nicholas 18th out of 44 runners.
Monica Kinsella ran 5:56.95 in the mile, which was fourth out of 10 runners at the high-elevation track, and ran 2:41.29, which was third out of 17 runners in the 800 meters. This should allow us to run well in Pocatello, Idaho in four weeks at our next indoor meet. The track in Pocatello is still at altitude, but much lower at 4,000 feet and features banked turns, which should allow us to run much faster.

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