Isabel was proud of doing well enough in competition this weekend to earn the third alternate spot on the Women's WOC team. But she was gleeful about beating a bunch of M20 boys on red today on the long: Michael, Matt, Dan, Chase, and John. Only Connor got her, by 4 minutes. Most of them ran blue yesterday and Friday, so it wasn't head to head for those races, though she did beat John in the middle as well as Canadian M20s Robert and Alexander. In the sprint, Isabel lost to the M20s by a range of 23 seconds to a minute and 24 seconds, so they may not have paid much heed to her until Saturday.
I was pretty psyched for Dan too, who had some really good races against his peers.
It's nice to earn a spot through head-to-head racing. It's hard to argue with that. Isabel also raced consistently well at technically challenging West Point two weeks ago.
Ethan! He has been training steadily, and working with Erin, and it's so great to see this payoff.