Three Course Challenge cross country meet, Camp Rilea, Gearhart, Ore.
This has really become one of my very favorite sporting events each year for one very simple reason — a three-foot deep water hazard.
One of the reasons that I don't think I had as good a day as years past is that I didn't get much in the way of Ilwaco and Naselle runners. Ben Ahlin, just like last year, was my best local pic. In fact, I did not see a single Comet runner in the medium and hard races.
Ilwaco's Rissa Gerke provided perhaps my favorite moment, as she asked the girls from East Lake to hold her glasses while she stopped and did a belly flop into the pool.