Last night was a fun meet. I was again reminded how much I enjoy our league when athletes from other schools come to me for help or if one of my athletes has a question they can check with an older runner for advice. Even with the kindness shared between all the schools it was an all West Division meet so our school had the opportunity to compete against personal rivals formed throughout the past 5 meets.
Boys Results: 2nd Place
The boys started the meet with a solid second place in the SMR, then as the 1600 concluded with Trivium taking 3 places and scoring 14 points in one event I thought we may be having a very good day. Moments later the boys score another 16 points taking 1st and 3rd in the 4×100. Next, Demetri and Brian earned another 10 points combined in the 800 and 100. It was pretty clear who was going to be taking the top positions in the 200 as our three boys won each heat by nearly 20 meters earning 24 points in a single event! As a finisher the Boys took second in the 4×400 beating third by 14 seconds! Finally, add in Caleb, Brandon, Jacob, and Brody in throws scoring another 37 points combined and Josh, John, Mason, Jordan B, and Micah grabbing 17 more in jumps. Bring it all together and the team brought 133 points all together. Nevertheless, Odyssey did take first over us on their home field.
Girls Results: 4th Place
Harleigh PRâd in hurdles by nearly 2 seconds earning a provisional place in the championship, which she will have to defend next week. The SMR did not go our way as we only scored 3 points between two teams. Chloe PRâd in the 1600 moving herself up 6 places in the league rankings and solidifying herself in the championship meet. It was clear NP made a mistake in their line-up in the 4×100 as their anchor failed and Savannah Sargent ripped 3rd place from them with what looked like an almost inhuman speed. Age continues to affect our opens where the girls only totaled 15 points in all four events. Both 4x400s placed combining to 13 points showing the strength we have in depth and our ability to work together. Field events totaled 25 points throwing and jumping the girls ahead of Tempe and Anthem into a 4th place position.