It has been a quiet week on the racing front for the ARC - Javan was the only Collective member in action. Most guys are building miles for the fall, Captain Adkins has been vacationing out West, and Scott has been recruiting athletes for the Blue Ridge Relay at the USA Track & Field Championships out in Eugene (it's pretty cool to meet the world's greatest athlete just walking down the street).
Javan continued his track campaign with a strong race at Tuesday's Sir Walter Miler Pop-Up Mile at Cary Academy outside of Raleigh. He won the tactical race in 4:26 after a 2:23 opening 1/2 mile. Javan now moves on to the championship race this week.
Tuesday's Pop-Up Mile was part of a series of mile races taking place in the Raleigh area every Tuesday in June. The top 10 times of the first 4 weeks qualify for June 30th's championship mile. The winner of the Pop-Up championship race earns the final spot into August's Sir Walter Miler Elite Race on August 7th. The Sir Walter Miler folks struck gold with this idea!
Sir Walter Miler Pop-Up Mile - Cary, NC
Javan Lapp - 1st - 4:26