Think of it as an exercise in reverse psychology. If you put "Snow" in the meet name, the actual, physical stuff no longer feels obligated to put in an appearance.
I wonder if the same thing works with "Wind"?
And, speaking of wind, the Boulder Snow Invitational didn't lose a single mark to wind. Spectacular! With NCAR up the road just a pace, maybe the folks in Boulder have mastered the weather?
But, incredible March weather wasn't the only bonus for the Boulder Snow. Incredible March performances took center stage as well.
It's a rather lengthy list, so please bear with me as I work my way through the results that produced a little exercise for my personal set of eyebrows (your results may differ).
- Madison Mooney's 2:13.21 800 beat Quinn McConnell be three seconds and sent Mooney's stock soaring. How low can Mooney go?
- Of course, McConnell may have been slightly handicapped by the 5:01.35 1600 she posted earlier in the meet.
- I'm not sure I've ever heard of Carina Schmid before perusing the results for this meet, but a 15-9.5 winner in the long jump is solid, while a 35-3 winner in the triple grabs you by the collar, shakes you back and forth a couple of times, and doesn't easily let go.
- The boys 800 was a stand-up-and-take-notice affair with Isaac Green eventually wearing down Yanique Borne and his own teammate Zach Litoff. All three were under 1:59, with Green's winning mark settling at 1:54.38.
- Jeremy Meadows set the 1600 standard for the weekend at 4:22.58. William Dixon was second in 4:25.39. Is anyone else catching a sniff of Monarch setting up a serious run at the state 4x800 record yet?
- Gage Hornung led a parade of six (all Boulder and Palmer Ridge) under 10 minutes in the 3200. Isn't it a little early for that?
As opening meets go, this one stands the test.