Thursday, October 18, 2012

Running into the Season

Senior, Cari Cortez, and Junior, Claire Collins, both ran in the Walla Walla half marathon on Sunday morning.  Sophomore, Nic Win, completed the full marathon, his second marathon of the year.

In the final weekend before swimming competition gets under way, three of our Whitman swimmers competed in the Walla Walla marathon and half marathon.  For Senior Cari Cortez, it was her first ever half marathon.  It was Claire Collins' second half marathon of the year.  Sophomore, Nic Win competed in his second marathon of the year.  Cari and Claire, both breast-strokers, ran side by side throughout the race and crossed the finish line together with a time of 2:10:42.  Nic placed 4th overall in the marathon and first in his age-group.  His time of 3:27:20 knocked nearly 13 minutes off of the time he ran in July.

This weekend is the annual Alumni Meet, at 10am on Saturday, October 20th.  Over the next four weekends, Whitman will participate in the Sprint Pentathlon and Relay Meet (October 27th and 28th, in Portland); dual meets against Linfield and Willamette (November 2nd and 3rd, at home), and Lewis & Clark and Pacific (November 9th and 10th, in Portland), and the Northwest Invite (November 17th, at home).  Be sure to follow us on twitter @WhitmanSwimming for live meet updates!