I've been waiting a long time for this race, it is one of my favorite races of the year. Half an hour before the race started we went on a 15 minute warmup, put on our spikes/racing flats, and went to the line. We started and I went out pretty fast for the first 150-200m and then I just stuck with the guys around me, this year I've been going out pretty easy the first mile and then been passing a ton of people the last two. It didn't really feel like I was going that fast but my first mile was a 4:53. I was pretty suprised when I saw that because that's only 6 seconds slower than my 1600m PR. It was around the first mile when people started to slow down. I was in like 35th place and I started to pass people. Slowly but surely in those last two miles I passed a lot of people and ended up getting 11th place with a time of 16:48. This year they changed the course up a bit and me and a lot of other people got it to be just a little bit under 3.2 miles instead of 3.1. I'm pretty happy with that time because converted into a 5k I would've been in the mid 16:20s and that's a PR. Also, I'm happy because almost every single team from our region was here (there are 2 slow teams that didn't come) and I beat all of them. There is one kid from Morgan that finished 10 seconds behind me, but I think that when region comes around I'll be able to win it.