Two members of the Collective started the weekend off right with big track performances. Javan set a Personal Best at 1500m and Frankie dropped his fastest track 5000m as a master (most open runners would be pleased with his time!).
Charlotte Invitational - UNC-Charlotte
Javan Lapp - 1500m - 3:58.01 PR!
Javan made big strides in his spring track campaign this past weekend with a lifetime personal best at 1500m. His previous personal best of 3:59.14 came on the exact same weekend five years ago as a member of the UNC-Charlotte 49ers. Javan will look to cash in on his current fitness with a road mile in two weeks in Cincinnati.
Check out his race below (footage courtesy of Emily):
Georgia Tech Invitational - Atlanta, Georgia
Frankie Adkins - 5000m - 15:47.91
Frankie is another Collective runner on a roll this spring. Following his successful track 3000m in March, he began looking for more opportunities to take advantage of his current form and test himself on the track.
After a day of work last Friday, Frankie hopped in the car for the four hour trip down to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Invitational 5000m. The 9:45 pm start time was definitely out of the norm, but the competition was hard to beat. With a loaded field of collegiates (45+ athletes!), Frankie had plenty of company. After early mile splits of 4:56 and 10:01, he lost focus in the 3rd mile and faded slightly. Even so, his time of 15:47.91 was his fastest track 5000m as a master (and second under 16:00). I wonder how many of the college kids realized they were getting kicked down by a 41 year old?