I took my team up to the Park City Invitational today. This meet keeps getting bigger every year with 28 teams this year. They have a tough, hilly, three mile course and usually lots of good competition. The main reason we chose this meet and not Westlake was because Kramer and I wanted him to race Ben Saarel from Park City who is currently ranked in the top 25 nationally. We just assumed Ben, from Park City, would be running the Park City Invitational. Racing Ben has been Kramer's obsession all week and we liked his chances so we were really bummed to learn that Ben was on a college visit to the University of Colorado.
Chuck Mitchell from Herriman gave Kramer a great race though and Kramer at least had the satisfaction of crushing Ben's course record with an awesome 15:08. The old CR was 15:21.
Kramer Morton - 15:08
Conner Anderson - 16:39
Jacob Crosby - 16:44
Pasha Gledhill - 16:59
Blake Bennion - 17:05
Brad Biggs - 17:16
Davis Mcdermott - 17:23
These are good times for this course and the 6000 foot altitude. Normally they would be good for a lot better than 6th place overall but such are the crazy heights XC running in Utah has reached. Still, I'm thrilled with Kramer's 4th straight win. I don't like the 1:30 gap between my#1 and #2 runner. Need to get that down to about a minute.
The Sugarhouse Park CR for state is 14:54 set by Luke Puskedra in 2007. Kramer is going to go for it on October 17th.
Gave myself two miles for my running around the course.