While the boys finished 10th of 14 teams, it was a very comeptitive meet, with state-ranked #7 Meade Co (who is in the region we're still stuck in, oh joy) taking the crown over 8 or so schools that will be joining them at the Horse Park in their respective state championship races come November. For our part, 13 of the 15 boys who ran yesterday PRed for the season. Improvement feels good. Two full boys' teams, 9 on the line for the JV race, and almost everyone running their best so far. A great day. Best of all, to see new guys like Derek and Grant ABSOLUTELY SMASHING thier previous best times. A HUGE congrats to you guys!
The girls finished an impressive 5th of 14, again against very competitive squads. Notice was served that when we put our full varsity team on the line, we can run with almost anybody. Region foe Butler just KILLED it, but among the 10 or so teams we beat were three from our region, including one that's bumped us from state spots for several years now. The girls are starting to understand that a state meet could be in our future, a state meet coming out of a killer-hard region in a large-school class we no longer ought to be stuck in, IF we work hard, pull together, and keep improving. Great to see Kayla back, and running her heart out like always, with Dani right on her heels. Seeing good athletes work together to achieve great performances makes me love being a coach. Great runs by Jessie, Breanne, and Shelby too! Thanks girls! (Now for those 6th and 7th spots...) Great to see a full JV girls team on the line. Big smile! 8 or 10 of our girls PRed, and the 4 JV runners who did did so by some of the biggest margins of the day. AWESOME JOB!
ATTENTION NCHS RUNNERS: I know we've been working hard. I know you walk into the trackhouse, look in the bulletin board for the day's workout, and sigh or moan or wish you could leave. But the results we've been working for are starting to roll in. Trust me. Stick to it. Keep it up. Sure, for me...sure, for you...sure, for the team...but most of all, for the team we CAN BECOME.
Looking forward to another great week.