Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chagrin Valley Championships

I believe Mr Mueller said it best at the meet when he said "Those kids gave me goose bumps!" How right he is. You kids take our breaths away when you run like you do and send chills down our spines. Each of you had the time of your lives this weekend, and you defended your prominent place in the Chagrin Valley Conference by usurping 1st place in both the guys and ladies varsity division. Every single one of you should be proud, because without everyone on the team, from the fastest to the slowest, you would be nothing and you all add to the dimensions and class and character of your team.

At the end, there were a few of you who were disappointed in yourselves that you didn't do as well as you wanted. That can be heart wrenching at times, but you did your best on Saturday, and that is what matters. Some of you may have been coming off of injuries, and some of you were suffering with some. What matters is you fought the pain, the fear, and the suffering and gave it your all and did your best.

No matter what, you will look back at these times many years from now, and wish you could relive them all over again. Cherish these times, and relish the glory of what you have achieved.

Next week is fast approaching and we will see you again at the Districts at Lakeland Community College.

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
– Steve Prefontain

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Legends Invitationl 2008

Holy Pirate Popping PR's Batman, did our beloved Harriers have a great week this week! Many of them had personal records set again. Are these kids on fire or what!?

After a brutal race last week at CVNP, this race was a pleasant relief. The temps were in the 60's, the sky was blue with little puffy clouds, not much wind, and a nice and level course.

The day started off with the men's varsity running. Dean "the face" Light took 1st place overall, but the rest of the team really kicked some tail. Having Dan back was great because he filled in the slight gap between Dean and whomever is in the 2nd spot. This help tighten the pack up, and all the guys did outstanding work keeping that pack together and allowing the guys to take 1st place overall! Four of the guys got medals, and all of them got an outstanding trophy for the school and a Legends Champions T-Shirt.

Next up were the Ladies Varsity team. Ally again ran with the varsity team. Abbie Clifford took the race with a 1st place, and all the girls formed a tight pack. The team took 2nd place overall, and they too received a fantastic trophy fr the school.

The Men's and Ladies open class then ran and some outstanding performances were seen their. For the men's, Adam took 1st place over all, and many guys and gals hit all new PR's for themselves.

All I can say team is outstanding job this week!! You worked hard and it shows! Keep up that attitude because next up is the CVC Championship run at our home turf, the Perry OFC. Since you know this course, I hope to see us sweep 1st places their.

For next week, I'm going to ask again that you pick the song that you want for the slide show. Please make sure you vote.

Any idiot can run …
It takes a special kind of idiot to run cross country.