Brentwood XC Club has taken the early lead in the HOKA Postal Nationals 5x3200.
Brodey Hasty, the No. 1 ranked boys athlete on the Flo50 national rankings, and Scott Thompson helped Brentwood take the early lead in the national competition on Saturday night at Lipscomb. They needed to average 9:18 to take the lead. And they ran 9:09.
Hasty paced his teammates in the opening heat, running a 9:33 in the opening section. After that, he came back to run the second heat. Hasty and Thompson worked together, finishing 1-2 (9:08, 9:10).
1 Hasty, Brodey M Brentwood Cross 9:08.85 8 2 Thompson, Scott M Brentwood Cross 9:10.88 8 3 Prince, Quamel M unattached 9:28.12 7 4 Sandifer, Elias M Brentwood Cross 9:32.55 7 5 Rigsby, Matthew M unattached 9:34.20 7 6 Porter, Matthew M unattached 9:35.39 7 7 Holliday, Davis M unattached 9:43.29 8 8 Heithcock, Quinn M Brentwood Cross 9:47.88 7 9 Lattin, Luke M Brentwood Cross 9:49.10 7 10 Payne, George M unattached 9:52.23 7
Brentwood currently sits out front with a 9:29 average heading into this weekend's second race at Brentwood Academy.
The Brentwood XC Club is the defending champion of the HOKA Postal Nationals. Last season, they set the all-time record for 5x2 Mile in the HOKA Postal competition. The 2016 HOKA 5 x 2M team consisted of Hasty (8:57), Taylor Vroon (8:57), Thompson (9:14), Jackson Vroon (9:23), and Rayaan Bashir (9:39).
In 2014, Brentwood's top five set the All-Time high school record for 5x2 Mile. That team was made up of Aaron Thomas (8:56), Alec Thomas (8:57), Taylor Caldwell (9:01), Coleman Churitch (9:08) and Gavin Hasty (9:20).
This year there's a new cast of talented young runners ready to carry on the tradition. Elias Sandifer ran a 50 second personal best on Saturday. No. 6 Grant Thompson ran a 57 second PR.
Brentwood's top six combined for two and a half worth of personal bests.
They'll be back on the track this weekend in another fast field at Brentwood Academy.