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!!!
POLE VAULTERS HOT EVEN IN THE COLD What a great way to start off 2015. The boys have been to two indoor meets at Miami East and have come away with the best ever early season marks in school history. Bailey Mergler has gone 13-6 and Noah Pastrana has cleared 12-6. Way to go, guys!
THERE IS SNOW ON THE GROUND but Pastor Hout has been seeing distance runners outside putting their miles in. Wow, they are a dedicated bunch. The “official” start of preseason conditioning is not until the 19th of January. Hope you are having a good new year!
JINGLE BELL RUN For the third year in a row the men’s winner was our very own Jason Bruns, boyfriend of Elizabeth Steingass. Hannah Steingass was a winner too as she won her age group! Good job, runners!!!
TURKEY TROT ON THANKSGIVING They had a new route this year and Pastor Hout was not able to see as many Miamisburg runners as in the past, but word on the street was that there were certainly a number of them among the 8,000 participants. What a great race and a great day for our historic downtown.
NIKE REGIONALS AT TERRE HAUTE A number from our team trained hard for this meet and ran in it on the 16th. The girls finished fifth in the open race. Good work, runners! They ran on the same course the Division I college athletes will use for their nationals!
REGIONAL MEET AT TROY The Miamisburg runners gave it their best but the competition is the toughest in the state at our regionals. Ryan Slaughenhaupt was close to making to the state as an individual and the girl’s team had the highest finish in school history. Their 8th place finish was not that many points behind the team in 4th that made it to the state. It was a tough finish to a great season. Thanks for all your great effort and great work, Burg runners!
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.
St. Xavier invitational The boys and girls xc teams headed down to Cincinnati for this huge meet. It was tough going in the heat of the day but the Vikings came through and even brought home a trophy. It was also exciting to meet Nate Brennen, a 3:52 miler and Canadian record holder who is a professional runner for Saucony. Can you believe he holds four national records for Canada?
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
Districts The season is quickly coming to a finish. We gave it our best at our District meet which features a lot of really good competition. Thankfully, we have a number of people who are heading on to Regionals. Special congratulations to Brooklyn Mikesell for winning the 100 meter hurdles. Lexi Williams tied the school pole vault record again and our girls 4x800 and 4x400 team broke the school record once again!!!
GWOC championships This is one of the toughest conferences in the country so how exciting to have a number of league champions. Pastor Hout was especially thrilled to be able to coach the boy’s champ and the girl’s champ. Way to go Bailey Mergler and Lexi Williams. Lexi also tied the school record with her winning jump!
This is our track and field website with pictures and results from this 2013 outdoor season...
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Check out the cross country website with highlights from each meet.... http://miamisburgcoedcrosscountry.com