Ithaca, NY - This year marked the largest turnout by far for the Bomber Invite. We were not dissapointed as there were many top ranked NY and US performances.
1. Mitchell Daddario(12) Sweet Home 9:37.00 2. Christopher Bouchard(SRShaker 10:09.00 3. Logan Mancuso(12) Oneonta 10:11.00 10:11.00
Coming off a solid XC season, Mitchell Daddario kicked off his indoor campaign in style. He flew off the line and never looked back. His impressive solo run puts him as top dog in NY and US #4.
1. Abbey Wheeler(11) Elmira 10:15.05 2. Katrina Patterson(10) Clarence 10:29.79 3. Aileen Doyle(12) Sweet Home 10:33.09 4. Jessica Thatcher(12) Elmira 10:33.99
Before taking some well earned time off after a great XC season, Abbey (not ABBY) Wheeler hit the track just a week after NXN and a lot of travel aiming for the 3000m state standard. She looked very strong and relaxed as she calmly hit her splits and powered away to the win, just 5/100ths of a second off her 10:15 seed time. The race behind was very tight, with a group of 3 pacing each other and battling for top spots through the final laps. Nice race from Clarence's Katrina Patterson, earning a 2nd place amongst some established quality distance runners. Wheeler, Patterson, Doyle, and Thatcher now all rank NY & US #1-4 with their respective places.