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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20

WE WILL NOT BE GOING TO JEFFERSON BECAUSE IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE YOU GUYS WANT TO GO.  IT’S OK, JUST ANOTHER GREAT WEEK OF PRACTICE.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH

PASTA WILL BE AT THE PATRICKS HOUSE ON FRIDAY 9/21.   5418 N sweetbriar dr, milton

Mr Hammil has given us the ok to have anyone who didn’t run at Spring Green the chance to run on Tuesday 9/25 at the Jefferson Invite.  So, if you didn’t run at Spring Green or have missed a meet you can run on that day.  Will be talking about it this afternoon.  The girls will run at 4:15 and the boys will run at 4:55.  Our middle school team will be there also and they will run at 5:30 girls and 6:00 boys with awards after.

SO, THINK ABOUT IT!    S

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16

Obviously, all the work we put in this past week paid off once again.  Our boys took 3rd place out of 14 teams that ran hard in the 85 degree weather.  Most of our runners that ran last year did better this year which is a sign of more dedication to training.  Some times I wish there wasn’t so much interference with their running but a lot of these runners are also involved in band and show choir.  Just shows you the quality of our runners.  They have a few moments to relish there success and then they have to go do something else.  I give them credit for all the things they do.  They are taking advantage of their high school education.  Our second squad of boys dominated the other schools again by scoring another 19 point victory.  Miles Stuckey won his second race of the season with Kang Pan coming in right behind him.  The team almost had a perfect score of 15.  Only one runner got in there to stop  the sweep.  Reidar Snow took 4th, Riley Jauch took 5th, Ryan Cox was 6th, Kaleb Martin 8th and Evan Burnside was 12th.

Our girls had another awesome outing taking 2nd overall out of 10 teams.  Samantha Henry led the way for us taking 5th overall with Alayna Borgwardt and Samantha Henry taking 10th and 11th.  Anneka Dorn came in 19th followed by Lexi Slagle in 27th and Darby Schabacker in 28th.  Really,great day for our girls team.  Our second squad had their own good day also.  Allie Miller won the race with Presley Belk taking 3rd and Bailey Brookhiser taking 4th followed by Abbie Bilz, Shay Anderson and Elizabeth Patrick.

Next Saturday we will be at the Midwest meet in Janesville. We will be running 2 Frosh/Soph races and 2 Junior/Senior races followed by our Middle school team racing at 12:45pm.

 

FRIDAY SPETEMBER 14TH

PASTA TONIGHT AT THE BILZ FAMILY HOME.  1008 EISENHOWER AVE, JANESVILLE, WILL START AT 4:40.  WILL LET YOU OUT OF PRACTICE BY 4:20.

DARBY’S GROUP IS IN CHARGE OF CLEAN UP AND BUS STUFF.

SEE YA THIS AFTERNOON     S

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13

BELLEVILLE RACE SATURDAY 9/15    BUS WILL LEAVE AT 7:00AM   THE RACE IS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS RACE AT 9:00AM  JV AND VARSITY WILL RUN TOGETHER

GIRLS RACE AT 9:45  JV AND VARSITY RACE TOGETHER

10:30  MIDDLE SCHOOL RACE        AWARDS AT 11:15

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 (A SAD DAY IN HISTORY)

The meet this afternoon is at the NORSK GOLF CLUB, 2755 NORSK GOLF CLUB RD, MT HOREB.

9/10 BOYS AT 4:00PM

9/10 GIRLS AT 4:35PM

11/12 BOYS AT 5:10PM

11/12 GIRLS AT 5:45 PM

6:30 AWARDS

SHOULD BE HOME BEFORE 9 I HOPE!

Snacks after races

I hate to ask but if parents could bring some treats for after races it would be great.  We are not olympic champions so cookies are ok.

 

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PASTA MONDAY 9/10

Pasta will be held by the Benson Family at 5pm on Monday 9/10

5848 N JONES DR, MILTON, WI

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH

We had 14 people running at River Valley on Saturday 9/8.   I was very impressed by their results but what I was most impressed by was the number of athlete’s who didn’t run come along anyway to cheer on their team mates.  I know some of our runners had other plans made and really good reasons why they couldn’t go. This is more about the ones who could of come up with excuses and they didn’t.  They team unity I have been trying to push  the past 3+ years is happening now and it makes me believe they are understanding what the true meaning of team is.

We are having great results from our team which is making it even more sweet for all of us,  Our boys took 13 out of 38 teams and our girls took 5 out of 30 teams.  Compare that to prior years and there is no comparison.  EVERY runner had there best race of the season.  This is what hard work brings about.

Our girls team brought home a 3rd place placque in the big schools division which is very impressive in this meet.  They were only 4 points out of 2nd place.  Our medal winners were Alayna Borgward, Mara Talabac and Samantha Henry.  Samantha Benson missed out by 1 spot.  Darby Schabacker, Anneka Dorn and Allie Miller brought in impressive times of their own.  Allie has been dealing with some painful hip issue’s but it never stops her from doing the best she can possible do.  She is probably one of the hardest workers I have been around in cross country.  In cross country the 1st five spots on a team of seven is scored for the event.  These 3 girls and others on the team know it is their job to bring that 5th position as close to the 1st 4 positions as possible.  You can be very good as an individual but it is about all 7 positions that make a school a running school. I am trying to make us a running school.  As a coach you are always lucky to have one or 2 gifted runners.  They are going to be good because they just are.  We have a bunch of girls who are determined to be the best they can be so the whole team is better.

Even our boys team is excelling this year.  Most of them wish their times were better.  If they didn’t I would question there reason to race.  Having all 7 boys under 20 minutes is a mile stone for us.  We are way ahead of last year but we have a lot of work ahead yet.  Devin Woodcock went into the 17 minute time zone where we need all of our boys to be.  To be competitive in this sport you have to be under 18 minutes.  Davis Turk, Matt Messer, Travis Smith and Trey Smith finally broke the 19 minute mark.  It seems that once you jump over a hurdle the next one seems more in reach.  Miles Stuckey and Reider Snow also broke the own 20 minute hurdle so now they can move onto the next one.  I guarantee these boys are focused to do so.

Both of these teams are not done yet.  We have a good test Tuesday (9/11) at the Badger Challenge in Mt Horeb.  Both of these teams should surprise the competition.  It will be interesting to see what plays out.

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