Very nice running; it's hard to find that right pace that maximizes speed and yet allows you to read the map and features and navigate successfully. I'm confident you will find your rhythm again for the team trials; West Point is a uniquely troublesome location. The TT terrain should be more open, right?
Best of luck in California!
Thanks Ian! My time of 47min looks favorable when comparing against others who ran the course. At WP, I was simply overwhelmed by the rocks, and then my brain got tired! CA appears to be less rocky but much greener and very steep.