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The End is Near; Is Everybody Ready?

   The end of Track Season 2001 is coming up. May has come and the State Meet is in early June. That means one month or less for most athletes. There have been two meets since THE RUNNERS PAGE was updated; The City Relay Meet and the meet at Spring Lake Park. Partial results are listed below.

   Most relays did well. The Men's 4x800 ran a time of 8:43 to win by quite a bit. The 4x8 was run by Dan Dickinson (2:14), Erik DeLapp (2:10), Mauricio Yauincela (2:09), and Neil Grosscup (2:08). The Southwest throwers did very well as well, winning many throws. Unfortunately many of the sprinting relays were disqualified for many reasons, such as the 4x4, which would have finished first. The 4x1600 won for the men with a surprising performance from John Thompson (5:04), who won the race. He was backed up by Eric Maloney (5:08), Cole Zimmerman (5:08), and Brent Carlson (5:12). The Distance Medley relay won, staying in first place for every leg, with Ethan Jewett (2:08), Erik DeLapp (56), Dan Dickinson (about 3:40), and Neil Grosscup (4:45). Overall, Southwest won the entire meet for both the Men and Women.
   (JV Meet): Brian Hawthorne shocked the world, running a mile in 5:12.

   There were many exciting races at the meet at Spring Lake Park. The women's 4x8 did well, with their top runner Pastarr finishing in a shocking 2:22. The men's team, missing half of its varsity runners, ran easier than usual (such as Ethan Jewett running 2:24), except for Dan Dickinson who ran a surprisingly fast 2:11. Neil Grosscup finished a close 2nd in the mile in an incredible time of 4:31. He ran the 3200m and won in a time of 9:44, running his first mile in 4:55 and his last lap in 64. Mauricio Yaurincela (10:37) and Dan Dickinson (10:51) also ran the 3200. In the open 800, Erik DeLapp went from last to 4th and finished in 2:10. John Thompson ran well to finish in a time of 2:18. Both the Men's and Women's teams finished 3rd overall.

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