Well even a pre-race mistake can take you out of the race. The only shoes I had for the sprint were racing flats that lacked the traction I needed when it started raining. No excuses though, I went out to run as fast as I could. I had few good spills and couldn't take the turns hard without going down. When Kris Jones caught me I stuck with him on the straights but lost time on the curves.
Not a super difficult race, which is normal for sprint qualifiers. 9-10 was the only route that I really screwed up. Everything was pretty clean, just slow and slippery.
The good news is that the nerves I had before the race are gone and I am very excited to attack the long. Training session for it tomorrow.