Course record set in first cross country race of the year


Palo Alto senior Kent Slaney set a Bol Park course record, racing 10:13, at the annual Palo Alto-Gunn Alumni meet Wednesday.

Two other runners joined the top 20, Paly's Naveen Pai went 10:50 to move into 17th place and Gunn's Jonas Enders tied for 19th with a 10:52. Enders moved into a 10th place among varsity boys.

Gunn's Justin Chiao raced 11:31, the top course record for freshmen boys.

For the 37 years records have been kept, the fastest time, until Wednesdsay, on the Bol Park course was 10:24, set by Vikings runner Phil MacQuitty.

Slaney shaved 11 seconds off the course record, and bettered his time from last year by 15 seconds.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by running fan
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm

It's worth noting that the course was changed in 2013 to accommodate construction; the course is ~15s faster now than it was pre-2013. Still, fantastic races from everyone!

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