Team Bird Elite youth running club closed out it’s Indoor Track season at the University of Kentucky HS Invitational, with Paige Boatright of New Haven HS running a personal record performance for a full 2 mile run Saturday.  Paige ran a 11:50.2 in the race which included eight plus different states in this high caliber meet.  Paige was 10th out of 32 starters in the women’s two mile.   Several universities including Clemson, U of Kentucky,  Tulane, Arkansas, U Miami were a few asking questions about Paige.  “It is always exciting to discuss our athlete’s to colleges and universities” said Coach Bird.  “however Paige being a sophomore cannot directly talked to the schools”, Coach remarked.  One purpose on these big meets is simply get their name in front of some schools.

Paige was a little scared with having, such a large group on the indoor 291 meter track.  We mapped a tactical start to allow her to get in a rhythm with her race and not get box inside on the curve.  Paige “coach my heal got step on twice at the start”.   Her first mile was a 5:39.8 basically a personal record for her 1600 time.  That was right on for our sub 11:30 goals for this meet.  However, she found herself running alone between a lead and second pack of women, this was a mistake, slowing her pace.   As we entered in the last critical 800 meters of the race Paige made a move to catch some competitors, passing 4 runners in the last lap with the fastest we have seen her in final meters.

TBE is a youth running club open to 8 to 18 years, we run cross country and track & field, open to any student/athletes who are looking for year around competition.

POSTED: 02/25/15 at 10:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports