Saturday, October 30, 2010

Big East Champs!

Congratulations to Corey and the rest of the men's Syracuse University Cross-Country team. Today they defended their Big East title by beating 13 other Big East XC teams. Jim and I, along with the grandparents drove to Jamesville Beach County Park, just outside of Syracuse for this meet. Bob and Sally drove over for the meet too, and their support was much appreciated. The women ran first and the Syracuse women took 3rd place overall. Then the men stepped to the line and we were all nervous-excited as the gun went off.

The course was a true cross-country route~hills and mud! The SU men ran a smart race and when all the runners had crossed the finish line, SU had a 4 point win over Louisville (that would be a good win in basketball, too!!). Corey ran well, finishing 7th for the team, and passing 2 other runners just at the finish line. We all enjoyed seeing him run again, because we do not get that chance very often anymore. The grandparents were all real troupers, dealing with cool, windy conditions, with lots of walking and standing, but I think their cheering kept them warm!

We stayed for the awards ceremony and then drove 4 miles to the German restaurant that I like, where we had a delicious lunch.

Here are a few photos from today's race. Enjoy.

The start of the men's race.

One of the many, muddy hills. Corey is the SU runner on the right.

Corey looking strong!

At the 3 mile mark.

Corey with a great finish, just beating 2 other runners!

Celebrating with Gram and GrandDad!

The celebration continues with Grandma!

The awards ceremony.

A proud father and grandfather with a happy runner!

Hope all is well.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Congrats! Love the photo showing all of the mud up Corey's legs.