This year’s PreHEAT featured no actual heat — it was our first cold race in two years — but it did feature some hot Harriers! The boys team picked up another victory, despite the absence of three of the fastest runners, and an incomplete girls team ran great for second!
But more remarkable was the improvement of every runner from the first meet on this course. Literally every runner ran a course record on Saturday!
Last meet of the season on deck: the State Championship!
The Hillsborough Harriers capped off a successful season by capturing both the boys’ and girls’ crowns at this past Saturday’s Bay Area Championships! We also snagged six Top 10 medals (including a first and a second) and twelve Top 20 backpacks!
Great job to all the Harriers. Now we prepare for the State meet!
Congratulations to the Harriers girls, who came in 1st place out of 38 registered teams to claim the 2014 Disney XC Classic championship! We’re so proud of you! Mickey has a new home in The Running Center:
The boys also ran the best meet of their season, scoring a number of PRs on a tough course in a super-fast field. They just missed the podium, but should be proud of their times and a top 10 finish in the fastest boys race in Florida middle school history!
We host the Bay Area Championships next week — the first big meet ever in Tampa!
Both the boys and girls teams ran their way to comfortable wins at the inaugural Nature Coast Middle School XC State Qualifier this past Saturday. Four Harriers qualified for the State Championship race, and many others won ribbons and set PRs.
And the parents didn’t do too bad, either — we captured the top two spots in both the men’s and women’s divisions of the Open 3K race!
But the hard work doesn’t stop here. Friday is the race we’ve all been waiting for: Disney!