Highland senior Dallin Farnsworth takes an early lead during the boys elite race. Farnsworth maintained this position taking first place and posting the meet’s fastest time of 15:45.25.
The 2011 edition of the Bob Firman Invitational included over 3,000 competitor representing 112 schools from 11 states. When the dust settled two familiar names claimed the top individual honors. Highland (Pocatello, ID) senior Dallin Farnsworth and North Central (Spokane, WA) junior Katie Knight defended their Bob Firman titles. On the team side, Arcadia, 2010 NXN National Boys Champions, continued their winning streak with a strong performance against a field that included 7 of the top 25 teams on ESPNRise FAB50 team ranking.
Borah senior Nicole Daun on the straightaway during the Bob Firman Invitational Division I race at Eagle Island State Park in Eagle, Idaho on September 24, 2011.
A record participant day and a record heat day with temperatures hovering in the mid 90′s. The Eagle Island course continues to get refined with major changes for this year’s event including widening the course at the top of Spectator Hill, removing the bumps from the start and finish area, and extending the sand section. Tough competition in every race. For many of the athletes, this meet represents the fastest and deepest race field they will face all year.
Boise junior John Jambortez approaches the finish line during the Bob Firman Invitational Elite race.
Meet co-founders and co-race directors Tim Severa and Dave Mills along with co-race director Ryan Canning and a huge group of volunteers continue to make this one of the top high school meets in the nation. Having Mr. Bob Firman hand out the awards just makes it even more special.
To see more more Bob Firman meet images see of photo gallery Cross Country – 2011 Bob Firman or click on the slide show below.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. -Gregg