We arrive at packet picket at 4PM the day before the race. Walking down the beach to the water it was brutally hot. The air was still and the sun was harsh. I took my shoes off and stepped into the water. I only got ankle deep. The water was so hot that I did not want to get in any further! I preferred the mid 90 degree air temperature over the lake water. We had a good showing from Hattiesburg: Sam, Chris, John, Judy, Shawn and a couple of others. This being the Best of the US, same was shooting for top 3.
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