Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 1

Day 1 of the big weekend is in the books and good news abounds!

  • Assistant tri coach Dave Smith, now recovered from the broken collarbone and separated shoulder that put a MAJOR damper on his early summer campaign (and chances for 2010 Hawaii qualification) returned to racing out in Michigan and chalked up a victory in a local Olympic distance race. Nice way to get the second half of the season underway!
  • U-19 athlete Steve Wright continues to roll! Fresh off a set of HUGE PR performances at Jr. Nationals last weekend, Steve rolled into Timberman sprint today and nearly pulled off the overall victory by riding away from the field and then laying down a PR run that saw him hold onto 1st place overall until just 1/4 mile to go in the race! Results HERE. I think that it's safe to say that Steve has now firmly established himself as the top Jr. in all of New England and that he will be a force to be reckoned with on the elite regional, and before long, elite national stage as well. Good things to come...
  • A little further north, we had PRs across the board at the Mt. Washington Hill Climb as Thom, Freddy and Dan all executed their game plans flawlessly and set PRs in the process!

Day 1 in the books. Michelle and I leave for Gilford, NH DARK and early tomorrow morning to catch the 70.3. With a little luck, the rest of the crew will throw down and I'll have some more good news to report.

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