OUTDOOR SEASON HERE It is official. We can tell by the rain and cold weather!!! Required practices started the 6th of March and we are getting ready for our first meet at the end of this month. Congratulations to Colin Dillon and Noah Pastrana for qualifying for the indoor state meet. Can you believe Noah finished in the top ten? Congratulations, also, to all our distance runners who ran outside all winter. Have you heard Pastor Hout bragging about his indoor meet? It was the alumni meet at Capital University where he ran the hurdles, threw the shot and pole vaulted. Can you believe he won two events? He won’t talk about how many people were in those events. Maybe all that walking and trail blazing with the Grace Belvo Land Lab has helped his conditioning?
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...
Want stats on the athletes? Check out this site that has a website for each Miamisburg trackster...
Check out this old cross country website with some highlights from meets.... http://miamisburgcoedcrosscountry.com