Anna Elkin Race Report: Record Setting Weekend!

Photos By: Roger Travis

Race Report By: Anna Elkin
This past weekend I raced at Jaguar Relays at Flower Mound. I was really looking forward to racing again because I had just had two really hard weeks of training and I knew that this was going to be another chance to race district competition. Going into the two mile my plan was the same as most races. I really wanted to go out hard, hold on for the second mile, and hopefully PR. I felt really good during the race and I ran pretty even splits. I won the race and ended up running 10:35 which was a big PR and a stadium record. But what I was most excited about was that I broke our school record. My goal for the whole season has been to break it so I was very happy that it finally happened. I think it would be easy to become complacent because I achieved my goal, but for me this is just step in accomplishing bigger goals. It was nice to enjoy the success for the weekend but Monday morning I knew it was time to get back to work. Overall, I was extremely happy with how the race went and I am excited for what's to come. Also, special shout out to my teammate and best friend Abby Riordan for her two-mile PR. I know she may not have finished in the place she wanted but she stuck to her race plan and it made me super happy to have her running with me for the first couple of laps. Later that day I ran the 1600 and the 4x4. In the mile I ran 5:04 and got 2nd. Looking back, I didn't run a very smart race because I didn't fully commit to my race plan. Even though this race didn't go as I had hoped, I think I learned a lot and I know what I need to do differently in the races to come. The countdown to district is almost under 20 days & the state meet countdown is almost under 50 so at this point in the season I am really working towards my ultimate goals and just trying to get better every day. This past weekend definitely made me very excited for what's to come.

1Madeleine Reed12Marcus5:00.131
2Anna Elkin12Lewisville Hebron5:04.451
3Kerri Welch10Smithson Valley5:13.701
4Abby Riordan10Lewisville Hebron5:15.671
5Ashton Hutcherson12Marcus5:16.171
6Helen Forbis12Lewisville5:19.741
1Anna Elkin12Lewisville Hebron10:35.621
2Quinn Owen10Marcus10:55.841
3Kylie Welch10Smithson Valley10:58.371
4Payton Brown12Marcus10:59.271
5Abby Riordan10Lewisville Hebron11:00.291
6Cambria Clark9Smithson Valley11:17.301

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