It will soon be indoor season and we have a number of people who are staying busy and active for the upcoming meets.
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.
Neil Charske Fairmont Cross Country meet How exciting to see personal bests by Summer and Hanna. Summer ran a giant pr by nearly a minute!
Centerville Stampede Our JV squad got to take the weekend off while the varsity competed against some very strong competition. It was a tough run for Kristina but both Hanna and Jacob said their legs felt fine the next day at church.
Alliance Invitational Our very own Hannah Steingass came through with another big personal best at this meet. Jacob Boyd was also there and ran in the middle school race. Kristina Steingass did not run as the varsity took a week off. Next up-Centerville Stampede!
Tiffin Carnival What an amazing meet this is, and very competitive too. Our runners were reminded once again how tough this meet is. The good news is that they all got their runs in and had a good time at Cedar Point the next day.
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.
Wilmington meet This was the first meet of the year for Miamisburg and they started off with a bang. Lots of good runs and new personal bests. Special congratulations to Kristina Steingass on her new personal record. Hannah Steingass also ran well and ran fast enough to earn her varsity letter. Go Vikings! In other xc news, our very own Jacob Boyd ran well in his first junior high meet at Centerville. Go Pirates!
Cross Country conditioning and Lions 5k Things continue to go well for the large group of people practicing and getting ready for Miamisburg’s 2013 xc season. Many of them were award winners at the Lion’s 5k xc race at Medlar View. Special congrats to St. Jacob’s own Dave Miller, Dawn Warrick and Kristina Steingass. They each came away with a medal. We have been following the West Carrollton xc team also because of our Jacob Boyd. This is his first year in cross country and we know he will do well for them.
State meet How close can one be? Our 4x400 team missed by finals by one spot and a tenth of a second. If Zak Kruer would have made his last vault he would have been on the medal stand. It was great to see our Vikings compete well in Columbus, though, against the best in the state!
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