CYO Meet of Champions 2018 @ Jesuit High School May 19, 2018
It was a perfect morning, overcast, cool but not cold! Sixty-nine runners, boys, girls, cubs and cadets prepped to see how they could make the most of their training, endurance and mental readiness for 7.5 trips around the track. It was impressive from every direction!
The first race of the day featured Ana Peters, from St. Anthony, a cub who had shown she had something special as a roadrunner in 2016 & 2017. She holds records in the 1500 and 800 meter setting records at the Roadrunner (3rd and 4th grade) regional meets. Today she sliced 15 seconds off the old record set in 2014 by Mia Middleton from Holy Trinity, and set a new record 10:37.08 as she breezed over the finish line 17 seconds ahead of her closest competition. Second place was only 2 seconds off the old record! Juliana “Ana” Peters will be a young lady to watch for sure!
Kate Peters, (yes older sister), won the Cadet Girls 3000 meter with a time of 10:32.05. She was up against a record set by Makenna Schumacher, St. Thomas More, in 2015 (10:10.46). Kate outdistanced her competition by 24 seconds!
In Cub Boys, Leo Cook won a close one with a time of 10:27.51 for Our Lady of the Lake. He had the second best performance in regular season meets and improved his best 2018 performance by 17 seconds and out paced Zane Moore (St. Thomas More) who came into the contest with the best performance but could not shave as much time off his personal best to outdo Cook.
John Schuler (West Hills Christian) and Jeffery Rogers (St Anthony) battled it out in regular season with times of 9:56.43 and 9:57.17 respectively. Schuler slashed an amazing 31 seconds from his season best to finish with a 9:25.23 very close to the Logan Phillips (St. Anthony) record 9:18.43 set in 2013.
Below: Ana Peters, Leo Cook, Kate Peters, John Schuler