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Track Recap

Posted on: April 24, 2019

Elder Recap

The team competed for a 3 day stretch at Elder last week.  Many times this past week, we had to call on athletes to fill in as substitutes due to injuries or other issues.  All of the athletes we summoned met the request with a smile, stepped up to the challenge and performed with all their heart.  As coaches, we always like to surround ourselves with this kind of person; an athlete who can be depended on.

At the end of the varsity Elder Invite, there was a group of Elder boys chanting some very unsportsmanlike things pointed at Oak Hills.  Our two programs have always maintained a good relationship, and this incident was obviously the product of a handful of kids who were a bit clueless.  I am pleased to report that our athletes completely ignored them and did not respond in kind.  I can easily say that I would proudly be a part of the team at the butt of a joke, so long as my team has the class to rise above such rude, childish behavior.  Well met Highlanders.

JV Athletes of the Week

Our Jv athletes who earned recognition this week due to their outstanding performances were Sophia Marsala and Kenny Davis.  Congratulations! 

Varsity Athletes of the Week

Carissa Sartor- Carissa is a senior who has been one of our top 400m runners for the last 4 years. She has consistently maintained a spot on the varsity 4x400m relay for her entire high school career.  At the varsity Elder Invite on Wednesday, Carissa won an individual event for the first time, as she captured first place in the 400m.  

Luke Neuhaus- Luke, a regional qualifier in discus as a sophomore, has been taking huge steps his junior year to becoming one of the top throwers in the area.  Luke had two personal bests on Wednesday in winning the discus and earning a 3rd place finish in shot put.  Luke bested a rival from Elder in his win in discus.  

Home Meet Monday, April 22

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help at the meet tomorrow.  All athletes should expect to be at the track until about 7pm tomorrow.  Below are the report times for everyone.

- 2:00pm:  Varsity report for practice.  Please plan to stay after practice to help at the meet.  See attached sheet for job. 

- 3:00pm:  JV report for set up and team warm up.

- 4:00pm:  Parent volunteers arrive. 

Competitions This Week

Attached below are the meet lineups for the week.  Please read the list for EVERY MEET this week.  There are a handful of athletes competing in two meets.  If we made any mistakes, please let us know asap.  There are a couple spots on the boys varsity list that have yet to be determined, pending injuries.  

Kings Field Event Meet

We will be taking the field event athletes to Kings on Saturday for a meet.  This is a meet for JV and Varsity athletes.  We are aware that Saturday is Oak Hills Prom.  You cannot go to prom.  Just kidding.  If you are a field event athlete and do not wish to attend the Kings meet on Saturday, please let us know by Monday so we can make accurate entries.  We will be leaving for the meet at 8:00am on Saturday and returning by about 3:00pm.