Blue Devils Compete At State Indoor Track Finals
Last updated 2/14/2018 at 3:20pm
With two laps to go, junior Noah Schoenacher was stuck in fifth place with nowhere to go.
The pain of the 1,000 meters – an event that exists at the breaking point between speed and endurance – was taking its toll, and with another minute of running left, Schoenacher was struggling to hold position.
The defending mile champion (Dakota Mendenhall) was 10 meters in front of him in fourth; only the top four would receive medals.
Coming into the last lap, Schoenacher could sense the gap closing. With one last acceleration, he cut the gap to Mendenhall down to five meters, then three....