Plymouth Invitational - 10/12/18

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An eggstremely good day of racing happened yesterday in Plymouth, with the girls finishing first and the boys second. Apparently the free food line was eggstremely long though afterward, and to keep from cracking, the kids all told egg yolks. I was sent an email late last night that if Sandu did the write-up to have him add egg puns. I’d love to see Sandu write one of these, but unfortunately you are stuck (like an ungreased pan of scrambled eggs) with coach Irving again. I will do the best I can, despite not being present at the meet. Note to future XC kids who get married - check the MVXC schedule before setting a wedding date. Prioritize, people!

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Once again, David and Sophia demonstrated that they are like a pair of hard-boiled eggs; very hard to beat! Returning to their winning ways, they each captured yet another individual invitational title, with David strolling across in 17:45 and winning by 19 seconds, and Sophia winning her race in a strangely fast time of 19:09, winning by 2:23. I don’t think she was strolling.

The boys raced first, and came away with a runner up plaque, placing all 5 boys in the top 20...maybe. Apparently Christian was left off the results, and Connor placed 20th. So does that mean Connor was 21st? I have no idea. And perhaps Christian was 13th. So Ethan was 14th, or was he 15th? No matter, they all were in the top 21. Matt Reynolds also ran well, snagging runner-up honors to give the Reynolds family a perfect 1-1-2 finish on the day. As I was only sent the first page of each results...that’s all I can say for today. From the photos it looked like everyone else ran well!

 Colton’s Wedding, with (from left) former Coach Neilsen, Brandon McCoo (MVXC ‘13), Matt Doyle (MVXC ‘15), the groom, Colton Ham (MVXC ‘12), Derek Moller (MVXC ‘10), Officiant and Coach Irving

Colton’s Wedding, with (from left) former Coach Neilsen, Brandon McCoo (MVXC ‘13), Matt Doyle (MVXC ‘15), the groom, Colton Ham (MVXC ‘12), Derek Moller (MVXC ‘10), Officiant and Coach Irving

The girls closed out the day - with a win! Where did that come from! As mentioned earlier, Sophia flew to victory, while Emma improved on last year’s 7th-place finish to take the bronze medal in third. Maddy ran well to land in the top 10 (actually top 8), while Tristan continued her awesome October to place 11th. Despite Maizie having a slight off day in her opinion, finishing in 28th place (and loads better than last year), it was still good enough for the team win.

I apologize for running out of painful egg puns, MacNeill, I hope you’ll eggscuse me, but it was like walking on egg shells to find appropriate ones that might crack people up.