By Mike McManus
This was my first race as an Aggie! It only took me 30 years as a post-collegiate athlete to make it happen! I was super pumped to be part of the HOKA ONE ONE Aggies crew, and to help the Aggie Masters team at the PAUSATF Championships.
The race itself quickly turned into a dual meet between the Aggies and a loaded West Valley TC squad. We held our own through 2 laps (4 miles) before the depth of WVTC became too much for a "less than full strength" Aggie Masters team.
I fought for the minor places (4th-7th) with 3 WVTC runners and ended up 6th. This was good for the top 50+ finish, but not enough to help us top WVTC on the day. Still, I was encouraged that our team has 3 weeks to get everyone healthy, and to prep for Club Nats on Decmeber 9th...
PA Results: https://www.pausatf.org/data/2017/XCChamps2017.html
Shoes: HOKA ONE ONE EVO flats