FIRST XC MEET IS NEARLY HERE We are so excited to see the progress of our runners. Despite all the heat, they have been getting a lot of good training in. Can you believe their first meet is just around the corner? There are forty some boys and forty some girls running their hearts out in preparation of the season. We are anxious to see them in action!!!
CROSS COUNTRY OFFICIALLY STARTED AUG. 1ST and there was a terrific time trial at the track to get everything started. Congrats to all who participated. The weather cooled off nicely and we were able to run under the lights!!! The gathering and the food afterwards was the perfect ending to a perfect day!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NATIONAL CHAMP His name is Bob Arledge and he just won another national championships in his age group (80-84). He said he even beat those in the 70 group!!! This is significant to Miamisburg because he trains on our runway and uses our pit. Congratulations Bob!!!
SUMMER VAULTING Cross Country runners were not the only ones working hard this summer. Over a dozen vaulters have been utilizing our pit throughout the summer months. We are still celebrating the fact that one of those vaulters even came back with a national championship! Congratulations to Bob Arledge, our 83 year old pole vaulter and national champion!!!
DISTRICT RUNNER-UP Giant congratulations to all those who competed so well at the district meet in Welcome Stadium. When it was all said and done, Miamisburg boys got to go out after the meet and received a trophy for their second place finish. How exciting!!! We had the largest number of people ever qualify for the regionals. Wow!!! And big congratz to our state qualifiers Joey Gray, Jasaan Deering and Terrell Waters.
DOUBLE CHAMPS “Double your pleasure, double your fun” is what the old commercial used to say. We certainly did that as both the boys and the girls won GWOC south championships. That is the first time that has been done in the school history!!! All our work in preparation for that competition paid off and that included meets at Centerville, Mason, Wayne, Fairborn, Welcome Stadium, Dayton Relays, Northmont, Tipp City and Kettering Fairmont. Special congratulations to Jasaan Deering who broke two school records and will undoubtedly win the runner of the year for the GWOC as she won three events and finished second in yet another.
MIAMISBURG RUNNERS AT THE TURKEY TROT How great to see so many. We had a nice reunion at 8:15 before the race and got a great picture in front of TJ Chumps. It will soon be time for indoor conditioning. Pastor Hout has already been in a track meet this season, though. He ran five events in the alumni track meet at Capital University and was actually able to walk a couple days later!
CROSS COUNTRY TEAM BANQUET It was a great night to highlight all the accomplishments of our runners. Congrats to all the athletes and to Coach Johnson and Coach Wysocki.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CENTERVILLE XC as their girls won the Nike Regional championship and are on their way to the Nike Nationals in Oregon!
MIAMISBURG AT REGIONALS The boys and girls team from Miamisburg had a great District meet and then represented their school well at the Regionals in Troy. Both the boys and the girls finished 11th in tough competition. Their season is officially over and all that is left is the award banquet. It was a great season with lots of awards and District runnersup trophies!!! There were meets at Wilmington, Miamisburg, Tiffin, Alliance, Centerville, Kettering and Piqua and, of course, Troy. We would like to take this moment to say “good work” to our very own Hannah Steingass! How great to also see Kristina Steingass running varsity for Wright State. Now we are taking a short break until indoor conditioning.
TRACK IS OVER but Bob Arledge and our pole vaulters kept working through the summer. The work paid off as our vaulters made great progress and 82 year old Bob won the nationals for his age group. We love Bob and his great comments including this quote “I’m a lot better vaulter than I was at 80.”
MIAMISBURG AT THE STATE MEET It is a two day meet with qualifying on Friday and the finals on Saturday. We were thrilled to hit the triple crown by getting all three events to the finals. How exciting to see Brooklyn Mikesell on the podium with the 300 hurdles on Saturday with another school record!!!
THE GIRLS ARE DISTRICT RUNNERS-UP and they came home with a very nice trophy and lots of regional qualifiers. The boys also had a lot of regional qualifiers including sophomore pole vaulter Noah Pastrana who pulled off a big upset in winning the districts by a full foot!!!
THE GIRLS ARE GWOC CHAMPIONS!!! We never thought we would be able to type that headline but it is true. The Vikings held off a big charge from Lebanon and Springboro to pull out only the second league championship in the history of the school. It has been a big season with meets at home and also at Valley View, Centerville, Springboro, Wayne, Hilliard Davidson, Hamilton, Troy, Butler and Winton Woods. How exciting to see a new school records in the steeplechase by Anna Flores and Cole Supp!!!
WE ARE STILL SMILING ABOUT INDOOR STATE where some Miamisburg athletes made all-state. How exciting it was to see Brooklyn Mikesell finish fourth in the 60 meter hurdles. What a great race. This seals her entrance someday into the Miamisburg Athletic Hall of Fame. Then our girls 4x400 relay team lined up and gave us another great race. Back and forth we went with other schools but Brooklyn brought us home to win the heat and finish 7th overall. Congratulations to Miss Mikesell as well as Jasaan Deering, Kara Graeser and Ocean Morris for their tremendous performance. Meanwhile, everyone else is getting ready for outdoor season. The snow is melted off the track and we are having great weather. Look out GWOC South!!!
DISTRICT CHAMPIONS! It was a crazy crazy day at Miami Valley Career Technical Center. When all the smoke cleared (from the close competition) Springboro had 52 points, Troy had 51 points and Miamisburg had 51 points. The low score wins so we at least had second place. The winner would be the one with the fastest sixth runner. Guess who that was? Once again, two weeks in a row, Miamisburg wins a big meet thanks to their depth. What a great season! Now it is on to regionals up in Troy.
GWOC CHAMPIONS! This doesn’t happen every year, especially when your #1 and #2 runners are injured. But somehow the girls pulled through and won anyways. It was only the second league win in girl xc history and it was the first in nearly 30 years (1986). The boys did pretty well too and finished second but they can boast of the runner of the year, Ryan Slaughenhaupt! He took it to the top runners and won the GWOC south title. Next up are the Districts and Regionals.
Double winners at Piqua Invitational How exciting to see the good performaces at Piqua. Special congrats to the girls team which not only had a perfect score (meaning the top five runners) but they had the first NINE runners in the meet. Wow!!! Next up - the league championships. GWOC is at Centerville.
Miamisburg girls move to #10 in the state There was a lot of press recently about the football team being undefeated and #17 in the state. Interestingly enough, they aren’t even the best fall sport at Miamisburg. Congrats to the girls who moved up to #10!!!
Tiffin Running Carnival Miamisburg harriers had personal best after personal best at this great meet. The highlight was the fourth place finish by the girl’s team that included wins over the many state ranked teams including the 13th best team in Ohio! Great job runners.
Miamisburg Invitational It was a hot day but there was still lots of good running at the home invitational. The girls handily won their race and later were voted the 20th best team in the state! They also won an internet vote on the Ohio team performance of the week on JJHuddle.com
This is our track and field website with pictures and results from this 2013 outdoor season...
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