Girls 4xMile

text by Elliott Denman

Lindsay Ferguson's headed to Notre Dame, Kipling Hill to Columbia, Ashley Campbell to either Maryland or Rhode Island.
Count on these three Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Kinetic Track Club distance
stars continuing to excel on the intercollegiate level in future years.
Then again, sophomore teammate Hannah Davidson has a whole lot more high
school running to do.
This powerful foursome kept Saratoga/Kinetic atop the NIN champion's
chart for a fourth consecutive year with yet another overwhelming triumph Saturday.
Hill opened with a 5:11. Campbell ran 5:19, Davidson 5:10, and Ferguson
anchored in 4:57 for a 20:40.85 team win.
Each of them had blue lightning bolts inked onto their right shoulders.
"Just another of our traditions," said Ferguson.
This was the slowest of Saratoga/Kinetic's four NIN victories (the 2005
team ran a national-record 19:59.4, the 2004 club hit 20:08.72, the 2003 team
did 20:24.27) but one of the most decisive.
A distant lapped-and-more second in 21:38.25 was Midlothian of Virginia
with Blacksburg, another Virginian entry, third in 21:51.09.
"We take a whole lot of pride in this event," said co-coach Linda Kranick.
"This is a quality meet and the people running are quality people. Anywhere
they put on a meet, we'll be there."
For Davidson and Ferguson, there was extra distance to run as they sped
around lapped competitors.
"In a way, though, that was good, because there were always runners ahead
of us, people to go after," said Ferguson, who has 4:52 credentials.
She can hardly wait to start college.
"Notre Dame's such a great place," she said. "Good academics, good
athletics, good track program, its got everything for me."

Event 24  Girls 4x1 Mile Relay


 Vahanian 5:11.6, Solomon 5:05.8, Ferguson 4:59.3, Blood 4:52.0

    National: N 19:59.24  3/12/2005   Saratoga, Saratoga, NY                   

        Meet: M 19:59.24  3/12/2005   Saratoga, Saratoga, NY                   

    School                                               Finals 


  1 Kinetic RC                                         20:40.85  

  2 Midlothian Tc-Va                                   21:38.25  

  3 Blacksburg HS                                      21:51.09  

  4 Kinetic RC  'B'                                    21:53.30  

  5 Lenape HS                                          21:54.98  

  6 Mountain Brook TC                                  21:56.20  

  7 Episcopal Hs-Fl-Girls                              21:58.88  

  8 Cardinal Gibbons HS                                21:59.24  

  9 Brentsville HS                                     22:04.08  

 10 Beall TC                                           22:27.21  

 11 Kinetic RC  'C'                                    22:43.04  

 12 Hurricane TC                                       22:43.15  

 13 Acad of the Holy Angels                            23:05.32  

Nike Indoor Nationals home page