Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
  • Conference Themes
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    Boys second at Crazy Buffalo meet If the idea of running two miles in a sauna doesn't sound too appealing to you, then you have some idea of the conditions that faced the 300 runners that competed in La Crescent's "Crazy Buffalo" Cross Country Invitational Sept. 4 at Pine Creek Golf Course. With dewpoints in the mid 70's and a heat index between 90 and 100 degrees, the decision was made to shorten the race distances for the event. Even with that modification, runners nike email were drenched in their own sweat by the time they reached the finish line for their races. Lancer sophomore Zack Emery managed to keep his undefeated season intact over the 3,200 meter boys course. After passing the 1,600 meter mark in a pack with Lake City's Carl Kozlowski and Winona Cotter's Henry Killen in 5:20, Emery was able to run the second half of the race faster than the first half, while his two main competitors faded in nike kobe ad the heat and humidity. Emery's winning time of 10:37 gave him a 22 second cushion over Kozlowski, then La Crescent freshman Matt Steiger paced himself well and passed Killen to take third place in 11:08. It took more than 30 seconds before freshman Cole Fechner and sophomore Andrew Lechnir placed 11th and 12th in 11:43 and 11:44 to make La Crescent the first team with four runners in the chute. Lake City managed to put four runners between Lechnir and La Crescent's fifth finisher, Sam Boudeau, who placed 19th in 12:07, and that turned the tide to the Tigers, who edged the Lancers for the boys team title by a scant two point margin, 40 42, with Rochester John Marshall a distant third with 113. John Marshall's Emma Christensen left little doubt who would win the individual title in the 3,200 meter girls race when she powered to a huge lead in the first half, then stretched her lead on her second tour of Pine Creek to win in 12:07, more than a minute better than the second place finisher. La Crescent's Sylvia Lechnir continued her improved running with a sixth place finish in 13:23 to pace the La Crescent effort. Morgan Dunlap was the Lancers' next finisher more than a minute later in 27th place in 14:32, five seconds ahead of teammate Taylor Haney in 30th and 11 seconds faster than Chantelle Wernecke in 32nd. Senior Rachel Schuster was just two spots behind Wernecke in 14:53 to account for the La Crescent team total of 129 points. Dover Eyota put two runners in the top five to earn the win with 60 points, while Lanesboro/Fillmore Central continued its strong season with a 71 point second place total, just two points ahead of Lake City's third place count. Schaeffer Academy totaled 106 to force La Crescent back to fifth place in the 10 team field. With the junior high races shortened to 1,800 meters, La Crescent boys were the class of their field and placed five runners in the top nike shoes at jcpenney nine to easily take the team title with 29 points to runner up John Marshall's 42. Seventh grader Bryce Duffy placed third in 6:36, then eighth grader Dane McCormick was fourth in 6:44 and seventh grader Thomas Lechnir fifth in 6:48. Eighth graders Grant Nutter and Alex Kerska ran identical times of 7:02 to place eighth and ninth and cement the win for the Lancers. Eighth grader Molly Franzose was fourth in 7:53 and seventh grader Ava McCormick was eighth in 8:34 to pace the La Crescent junior high girls, who ran as an incomplete team.