Track teams gearing up for big finish

Posted: January 31, 2012 at 7:47 am

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Nora Smith finished fifth in the 600 meters at the MSTCA Elite Meet on Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Center, setting a personal best time of 1:37.58. Her time was nearly a second faster than her previous best mark.

The 4x800 relay team of Celia Condrick, Smith, Andrea Simi and Sam Kitchen also garnered a fifth, doing so in a time of 9:54.21.

Kitchen also ran in the 1,000 in a time of 3:07.90. Her time was good for 16th place, but eight seconds better than her previous best.

On the boys side, Bobby McLaughlin ran a personal best in the 2-mile in a time of 9:54.71, good for 18th.

Erik Brakke had the top performance of any Wolverine on Saturday at the MSTCA Invitational Meet, taking fifth in the 600 in 1:26.42, joining the list of new marks set over the weekend.

Max McCabe also had a strong showing in the 600, finishing in 1:28.75, good for 25th.

Andrea Simi was 15th in the 2-mile with her best indoor time, 12:19.90. Meredith Kress broke 3:20 for the first time in the 1,000 while Maddie Radner was close behind and Celia Condrick had a good showing in the 600.

The Wolverines will be gunning for the Tri-Valley League regular season title Wednesday at Hopkinton in a winner-take-all meet.

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January 31st, 2012 at 7:47 am