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Saturday, March 16, 2002 -- Buckhannon, WV
WV-TAC Winter X-Country Series #2 (iPO Event Id#: 4820)
Photos by Don Parks

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Race Start
That start to Winter XC in the rain
It didn't matter that the weather was nasty, and a cold rain was falling, the hearty runners at WV-TAC's Winter XC race #2 showed that they were ready for spring. The winter clothes were shed and the shorts came out as they took to the slippery course in spring like attire.

Steve Bohan, who raced the marathon for the Canada in last year's World Championships, easily one the first race in the two race series. However, Zach Sabitino, who is about to represent the United States at this year's World Cross Country Championships, was in the field.

Sabitino raced to a comfortable win despite two falls. But Bohan took home the big check as his second place finish gave him the series win. Forty-one year-old Larry Taylor took third behind Bohan along with second place money for the series.

Heather Bury was looking to make it a clean sweep in the women's field. Her biggest threat on the sloppy (considering all the rain, it actually held up fairly well) WV-TAC course in Buckhannon came from Karin Lockhart. Lockhart kept it close early but Bury eventually pulled away to set a new course record and secure the series title.

Stay tuned as we'll be bringing you more on the day's race along with the complete race and series results.