Storm creates muddy course for runners

On Saturday, runners slipped around in the muddy terrain of Forest Park. There were five races that included members from Francis Howell Central that carried on through day.

“It’s a fast course, and they were supposed to have fast times. But it was just slow,” said Head Coach Michelle Breuer.

There were at least 90 schools present Saturday which were separated into different divisions.

“Some kids did okay,” said Coach Breuer. “They were already racing hard.”

According to the coach, at least three racers stood out to her. These included senior Adam Farmer, junior Sydney Voss and freshman PJ Brown.

“They just looked competitive,” said the coach. “The rest of them were just overwhelmed and mad. They couldn’t get out of that funk.”

Due to this mud, Coach Breuer says that half the team did well enough to reach her expectations and the other half did not. The track is normally a favorite of hers, but recently it has been rained out. The track doesn’t offer as much potential as it used to.

“It would have been much better if it hadn’t rained,” said Coach Breuer.