Go big or go home was the mentality of this weekends meet.
Our women’s team was riddled with sickness yet we managed to fill a team for the event. Led by team Captain Madison Sloan, “never give up” doesn’t even exist in her vocabulary as she ran the best race of her career at Fleming. She ran 9th place just seconds out of top 5 in a heat exchange of guts and pain. Alexandra Kaczmarek came in close behind, running what was easily her best race of the season, followed closely by Amber Nykyforak and Sarah Hein who had just returned from shoulder surgery to solidify what it is to be a Fleming Knight “No Guts, No Glory”!
On the men’s side: three time OCAA medalist Riley Olesky led the men despite an error at the start of the race and having to make up time during the event. While he was able to make his way back to the top 10 in a field of over 100 runners, he ran out of time to make a dent in the medals and placed 4th just seconds out of third. Andy Hein ran his best race of the season also, despite an error at the start, and managed to place an impressive 7th overall. This was followed closely by Jake Buchan who placed 21st, Luis Curry and Joseph Tuskin who will all represent Fleming at the OCAA Championships. Our men’s team placed 5th despite missing Anthony Slade who is the missing piece to what will bring another team medal to Fleming at the OCAA Championships two weeks from now.
Get ready for some noise Knights as the battle for team Champion is on the line.