Saturday, March 12, 2011
Tough night at the DII Nationals. We had a four second lead with a lap to go in the Distance Medley Relay and we got run down on the last straight. It actually took my breath away. Our fans thought we had it in the bag, chanting for us, but somehow this Shippensburg guy got relay muscles on the bell lap and passed Ben with just meters to go. I love coaching, but that kind of thing hurts. You have no control and you feel for a guy like Ben, especially when he sees it on video. We'll been consistant in the DMR with three seconds and a first since they reinstated it a few years back. Two boys going tonight, one in the mile and one in the 800m so hopefully positive things to come.