Watsons Deliver Strong Weekend Running Performances

My brother-in-law, Jake, competed in the NCAA Indoor Track champs in Arkansas this past weekend. The race was relatively slow, which generally means everyone is racing for place rather than time and/or nobody wants to lead. Jake was around 5 seconds off his personal best, but that’s the nature of elite running. Congrats on going All-American again, Jake:

Watson earns All-America honors for the second time

Stillwater’s Jake Watson earned All-America honors for the second year in a row after placing sixth in the one-mile race on Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Notre Dame senior posted a time of 4:05.51, which was just more than a second behind national champion Leonel Manzano (4:04.45) of Texas in what turned into a tightly-packed and tactical race. Sam Bair III (4:05.50) of Pittsburgh caught Watson with a lean at the tape to squeeze into fifth place by just .01.

In in local Watson running, Carly ran a personal best at the Human Race on Sunday with a 33:27 8K.

I tried giving credit to her sampling of the Plate of Bacon the night before but she seems to believe her consistent training has more to do with her success. All I know is that I’d track down some bacon before my next big race if I was her.