Same story, different week, slightly different order. Team Hackett ran away with Week 5 using impressive performances at Rim Rock and a fast course in Arnold to his advantage. Victor Mugeche was the fastest of the week once again and demolished the field at Rim Rock with his 15:27. Kevin Koester of Hillsboro is turning out to be a late round steal for Hackett as he turned in another stellar race this weekend, going 16:00 for the win at Ed White Warrior Invite. Tom Seitzer and Blake Selm both ran the tough course at Rim Rock well also, coming across the line in 16:03 and 16:25 respectively. With four under 16:30 and Christian Baker at 16:57, Team Hackett beat out Team Wang by 35 points. Oaklee Hauschild, Wang's #1, was #2 on the week behind his teammate. Peter Campbell and Keifer Dooley both came up big for Wang at 2 and 3 and Andrew Connor's 16:42 and Nicholas Ondr's 17:16 did not drag him down too much as he was able to secure 2nd. What's truly incredible is that Team Wang still finished 2nd and had two sub-16:20s on his bench in Nassim Oufattole and Matyas Csiki-fejer, who he thought were running at Hancock and not Rim Rock. Team Farber benefited from a 15 second 1-5 split to grab 3rd and Team Szabo was back for a 4th place finish, led by 3 sub-16:30s from Harrison Brown, Ben Stasney, and Ethan Hutchinson.
It was a rough week for Team Deeken this week. Ryan Riddle was not only my only sub-16:00, but also my only sub-17:00. Tough courses took their toll on most of my boys from Rim Rock to Griak to Hermitage and on. As a result, I was 7th on the week. With a number of runners travelling to Chile Pepper and Capital City (relatively fast last year), I'm hoping to make a push back into the Top 4 overall. I'm sitting 5th at the moment, but very close to 3rd still. Team Wang and Hackett are way out in front and don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon..
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