March is here and our conditioning for outdoor track continues. Sadly, we had snow over the weekend and now the track is covered again. We will hope for warmer weather this week and a thaw on the oval so we can get back on it very soon.
Cedarville Indoor Track Meet It was a busy weekend with the giant meet at Cedarville College. We had a number of people involved and they looked pretty good. Nice job Greg Hubbard. Good running Jordan Townsley. Great work to all the others who are training during the week and getting ready for outdoor season. Can you believe we have had over sixty people to many of our practices?
Turkey Trot went well with 10,700 participants. Wow were there a lot of people. That is 2,000 more than the record breaking number they had last year. Lots and lots of former Viking runners were spotted. Pastor Hout made a list and came up with over thirty names. After the race, people were invited to come to St. Jacob and meet with Jenna Parlette’s mom for a reunion. It was good to have nearly twenty people in attendance.
State Meet Jordan ran her best at the state meet in Columbus but did not quite make the podium. Lots of posters and pictures of her face were spotted at the meet and it gave her a good laugh before the race.
State Qualifier - Jordan Townsley! Our boys and girls team ran their best at the regionals in Troy but the competition was very stiff. Jordan Townsley ran an amazing race and had a big personal best to qualify for the state cross country meet. Congratulations Jordan. Very good work!!!
Double Regional Qualifiers!!! Congratulations to both the boys and the girls cross country team. They both qualified for next week’s regional competition at Troy. The girls did a fine job in the mud and advanced with a third place finish. The boys pulled off a muddy upset on the wet course in finishing fourth. Good job Burg!
GWOC championships This year they were at Sidney and the Miamisburg harriers came ready to run. The girls finished very well and only lost to three state ranked teams (who are number 2,3 and 4 in Ohio). They boys also ran well but did not quite finish as well as the girls. All GWOC runners included Jordan Townsley, Cat Livingston, Ocean Morris, Curtis Carmack and Ryan Slaughenhaupt.
Piqua Invitational We are the champions!!! Both the Miamisburg boys and girls team brought home championship trophies! Despite the rain, Jordan Townsley slid her way to a big victory in the girls race. In an exciting boys race our freshman Ryan Slaughenhaupt ran neck and neck and was just outleaned at the finish. Ryan ran a personal best time despite the rain and so did Ocean Morris.
Home invitational was outstanding for our ‘Burg harriers. Not only did the girls win their meet but the boys pulled off a big upset to also win. Special congrats to Jordan Townsley who was the overall champion in her race. The excitement of the day was hampered by the fact that our Jenna Parlette (now running for Wilmington) was collapsing at a meet in Indiana. She laid in a coma for several days and died on Tuesday. She was a legend to us and will be sorely missed.
Regionals We have the toughest area for track and field in the state and we see that every year at the regionals. Somehow, we were able to get five people to the state meet. That list includes the record setting 4x400 team and Zak Kruer in the pole vault. Good luck in Columbus, boys!
Districts We may have set a record for the most ever qualifiers for the regionals. How exciting to see the boys team and the girls team finish so high in the standings. Special congratulations to district champs Zak Kruer (pole vault) and the boys 4x400 relay team. The boys set a record by going 1-2 in the pole vault (go freshman Bailey Mergler - now the #1 9th grader in the state) and Lexi Williams qualified in the girls pole vault and very nearly got the school record.
GWOC Championships It was another tough challenge with the great athletes from Springboro, Lebanon, Fairborn, Xenia, West Carrollton and more. We gave it our best but Lebanon won both the boys and the girls divisional title in the GWOC South. A special highlight for us was the historic 1-2 finish of our Miamisburg boy pole vaulters. That felt good and it was an upset to have our second get second. But an even bigger upset happened with the girls when Lexi Williams pulled out a 9-6 pr clearance on her last jump to win the title. This is the first time ever in school history where we have won the boys and the girls title together!
This is our track and field website with pictures and results from this 2013 outdoor season...
Want stats on the athletes? Check out this site that has a website for each Miamisburg trackster...
Check out the cross country website with highlights from each meet.... http://miamisburgcoedcrosscountry.com