"It probably affected us a little bit, probably the wind more than the cold," she said.
The girls have their sights set on the school record, about 9:47, but knew it would be a long shot on this day.
"We would all have to run 2:26 splits, she said, but noted that all four dropped their split times by two seconds, including Carnathan's anchor of 2:19.
The Seals did not run the event in the Selinsgrove Classic two weeks ago, rather concentrated on their individual events. In the dual meets, they ran to win, instead of focusing on a time. This was their first all-out assault on the clock this season.
"We all did our jobs … all the coaches, coach (Jeff) Kiss, coach (Jim) Taylor and coach (Ryan) McGuire were happy with how we did," Carnathan added.
McGuire is the boys coach, but coaches all of the distance runners.
"We were excited, we knew what we could do if we all had an on day and we did nave an on day," Carnathan said.