DeSantis, a member of the meet management team, discussed the rationale behind providing the region's runners with this opportunity, as well as the challenges they'll encounter on the Champions Park course.
The meet is set for Saturday, November 28th in Springfield and MileSplit Ohio will be acting as the featured coverage provider.
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- 1:05 -- When the idea came together to put on the meet
- 2:40 -- The long-term plan to hold the meet on an annual basis
- 3:25 -- The caliber of athletes that the organizers are hoping to attract
- 4:15 -- Who exactly is eligible to compete in the Elite and Future Stars Divisions
- 5:20 -- Covid-19 safety guidelines that are in place for the meet
- 6:20 -- Breaking down all aspects relating to the Champions Park course
- 7:40 -- Discussing results from previous invitationals on the same course
- 8:05 -- Providing insight on the specific challenges that the course offers
- 9:05 -- Analyzing the turns that need to be negotiated on the course
- 10:35 -- Finish Timing's plan to add some special features for course splits
- 12:00 -- Reviewing the high school boys and girls 5k course records