BOB WINS THE NATIONALS How exciting to just hear from Bob Arledge, our 84 year old vaulter who calls the Miamisburg track his home. He won the national championship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the LSU track!!! He says he did not get much press because the guy who won the 95 year old category set a world record. We are excited for him, though, and we will give him all the recognition we can. Good work, Bob!
AUGUST IS WINDING DOWN Yes, we know. The track season is over, but we had a number of people who went to camps to vault, jump, hurdle and run. Pole Vaulters continue to get some work in with the pits that are still up on the Burg track. And did you hear about the summer track club? They are doing a fabulous job. Parker Hines, Clay Campbell, Ethan Johnson and Leah Amsler were spotted at the Miamisburg pool and they say the summer cross-country workouts have been going great. The boys team will be a close knit pack and the girls team has a lot of new freshmen.
2017 TRACK SEASON We had some outstanding performances at the regionals and sent two people in three events to the state meet. Collin Dillon was second in the 110 hurdles. Tyler Johnson was second in the 300 hurdles and also fourth in the high jump. They did their best in Columbus but, unfortunately, did not come back with any medals. Did you hear that our team finished well ahead of Centerville at regionals!!!
ONE FOR THE AGES Miamisburg nearly pulled off a big upset over Centerville to win the District championship. But our bid fell just two points short. What a meet for the Vikings. We ran our tails off and had Centerville in trouble but they scored big in the 3200 and 800 to pull off the win. Our 4x400 team nearly saved the day with a giant anchor by Tyler Johnson but he fell slightly short at the end to finish second (after passing three people) and finish second in the meet. We don’t want to miss saying something about Jasaan Deering who won the 300 hurdles going away and then came back in the 4x400 and took our team from 7th to 1st. Wow!!!
GWOC WEST CHAMPS - BACK TO BACK The boys came home with a nice trophy for winning their division of the GWOC!!! Congratulations to the guys and also to the girls who competed so well, also. It was a nice finish to the season after all those rained out meets. Next up is the big District meet. Hopefully that goes well and then the Regionals and finally the State.
2017 TRACK BANQUET is set for Monday evening, the 22nd of May. Lots of good food and good ways to highlight our team.
CROSS-COUNTRY AWARDS BANQUET What a great night it was for our boys and girls teams. They both had great seasons and it was hard to say goodbye to our seniors. Thankfully, we still have track season with them. And, thankfully, we have a terrific group coming back for next year to keep our cross-country tradition alive.
TROY REGIONALS Our region is one of the toughest in the state. Still, the Viking harriers came through in the clutch and finished as well as could be expected. The boys were 12th and the girls were 13th. Now it is time for the awards banquet.
BOTH TEAMS ARE REGIONAL QUALIFIERS After a tough GWOC meet both the girls and the boys teams had solid races to move on to the giant regional meet at Troy next week. Special congratulations to our top runners Ryan Slaughenhaupt and Cat Livingston. Also, special recognition goes to Leah Amsler and Ali Lacanilao for getting personal bests at this big meet.
GWOC CHAMPIONSHIPS This meet was a very challenging day for the Miamisburg harriers. The competition was extremely tough for both the boys and the girls. When the dust finally settled, Miamisburg boys were a very respectful fourth out of 18 teams and the girls were fifth. Next up is the District meet at Cedarville.
THOMAS WORTHINGTON INVITATIONAL The lady Vikings showed some nice pack running at this highly competitive meet. Big congrats to JJ Herron and Clementine Gates for their big PRs.
FAIRMONT INVITATIONAL This big local meet yielded some great results for our boys team. We finished way up the standings and even beat Lebanon. We had some great pack running from our athletes.
CENTERVILLE NIGHT LIGHTS This is an amazing meet under the lights. This year the event had great weather and terrific runs by a number of people. Cat Livingston continued her fine running and Ryan Slaughenhaupt had a great finish sprint to lead the boys team. Special congrats goes to Thomas Williamson who led the open race the entire way and just barely got nosed out at the end, but he set a giant pr in the process.
CEDARVILLE FRIENDSHIP INVITATIONAL The good news was that both teams dodged the rain but, whew, was it windy. Still, we saw some nice running and had a good opportunity to see the new Cedarville course where we will be running our district meet later this year. Congrats to Parker Hines and Cat Livingston who were our number one runners.
TIFFIN CARNIVAL It was a tough weekend for our xc runners from Miamisburg. The competition is really really tough up at Tiffin and some of the races are huge. Still, the team performed well and placed fairly well despite the excellent competition. They headed to Cedar Point the next day and we look forward to hearing the stories from that adventure!
MIAMISBURG INVITATIONAL Both the boys and the girls team performed well at the recent Miamisburg Invitational. There were sure a lot of teams there but the boys pulled out an impressive second place finish behind the great running of Parker Hines. The girls were even more impressive as they won their race by just a couple points. They were led by Grace McGrew with terrific support from freshman J.J. Herron. After meets at Wilmington and Miamisburg the teams head to Tiffin for that giant meet. We look forward to seeing their results at finishtiming.com or maybe baumspage.com
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!!!
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.
This used to be a very active track and field website for Miamisburg...
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Check out this old cross country website with some highlights from meets.... http://miamisburgcoedcrosscountry.com