T H E R E T U R
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After a tough roller-coaster
of a cross country season, the
Southwest Lakers took it easy
at Footlocker this year.
The conditions: Insane.
To be specific: Windy and rainy, 45 degrees, with lots of mud. How much?
At least ankle-deep mud over the rolling hills of the tough course. True
The Southwest Lakers
enjoyed their time during the Footlocker trip this year. The emphasis was
more on fun than anything else, especially racing. Third-in-state Forrest
Tahdooahnippah ran with friend Fransisco Vargas. No one ran in the Seeded
race for the men. The conditions were the slowest, but also the most fun.
In the Races (5000 meters):
Erik DeLapp became
the "fastest of the team" with a 44th finish in the Junior/Senior race.
His time was 18:09.
Alumni Ethan Jewett
ran to a 44th place finish in the open race, with a time of 18:34.
Neil Grosscup finished
103rd in the Junior/Senior race in 18:45.
Dan Dickinson ran to
a 151st place finish in the same race in 19:12.
Ben Zhao finished 74th
in the open race in a time of 19:40.
Pablo Huinansaca finished
228th in the Freshman/Sophomore race ina t ime of 20:00.
Forrest & Fransisco
finished 255th and 256th in the Junior/Senior race, in a time of 20:26.
Koby Hagen finished
194th in the Girls Seeded race in a time of 21:23.
Aliza Segal finished
348th in the same race with a time of 24:17.
Lizzy Boosalis finished
380th in the same race in 25:39.
Katherine Ketter finsihed
right behind her in 25:40.
Lena Suhner finished
355th place in the Seed girls in a time of 24:30.
finished 224th in the open race in 24:19.
Carl Henderson finished
282nd in the Junior/Senior race in a time of 20:52.
The car trip: Whoa!
There was... "Zhao's" car (too much hanky panky), Chuck's car ('Round here),
some other cars..... And, Carl's car (THE PARTY CAR!). Obviously the party
car was the best. It included Carl Henderson (Carloco), Forrest Tahdooahnippah,
Mauricio Yaurincela (The Drunk), Neil Grosscup (What a vulgar guy), Erik
DeLapp (Abuelito), Fransisco Vargas, and Pablo Huinanasaca (Nando). There
were times when it was cold, times when it was HOT, but it was always good.
The party car proceeded to spend nearly one hundred dollars at a Korean
restaurant, ordering pounds upon pounds of raw meat and cooking it over
the table's grill.
Chicago: The party
car decided not to go to the museum or anywhere educational. Some went
and painted flowers on sidewalks, but the party car went around to different
shops and looked around. The Nike store, some restaurants, the Sony store
(a robotic dog???), a music store, and so on. "YO ROMPERE TUS FOTOS, YO
QUEMARE TUS CARTAS, PARA NO VERTE MAS!"
Overall, a very fun
trip for all! Now comes the arrival of Winter Beez 2002. The fun never