Thanks to all the parents, friends and family that came to watch our team yesterday! They were treated to a terrific effort by those team members not in Florida! Our team, according to the Pantagraph, had more first place finishes than any of the other 16 teams there. Congrats to Erika ... 1st in the 55 in 7.48 , Sydney who was 1st in the 800 in 2:19.26 and Gabi who threw the shot 39' 5.25" for another first. In addition, our 4 x 800 consisting of Ashley Lafayette, Syd Billingsley, Paige Smid and Elizabeth Madison qualified for the Top Times Meet (Indoor State) running 10:22.66. There were several other note worthy performances ... including some very competitive efforts by many of our "newest athletes" ... the results are available on the Normal West athletic site.
Thanks to Tammy Baker, our U-High Girl's Track website is up and running
again. If you have any creative ideas or want to add something to it ...
please let me know and we'll try to get the site as our best place for team
Our next meet is on Monday, March 19 ... The Clinton Indoor meet which will be
held at IWU. There are a limited number of entries available
at this meet. The coaches and I met this morning and made the following
4 x 800 Paige Smid, Lyndsay Shaver, Elizabeth Madison, Morgan Cross
(Ashley Lafayette, )
55M Dash Tat Peck, Sarah Hotzel
55M Hurdles Rachel R Weaver, Hailey Patterson
800M Cassie Frank, Ariana Jahiel
4 x 200 Tat Peck, Jordan Armstrong, Avery Hamm, Sarah Hotzel (Gabi
Jacobs, Hailey Patterson)
400M Erika Simple, Syd Billingsley
1600M Ashley Lafayette, Meghan Donnan
200M Erika Simple, Hailey Patterson
4 x 400 Sydney Billingsley, Jordan Armstrong, Avery Hamm, Elizabeth
Madison (Rachel R Weaver)
Long Jump Tat Peck, Sydney Kneller (Tentatively)
Triple Jump Jordan Armstrong
High Jump Hailey Patterson, Katie Thompson
Shot Put Gabi Jacobs, Becca Williams
For those not competing Monday, we ask you attend the meet. You will have
a short practice and then be available to support your teammates. We
anticipate the meet ending by 8p. If you are unable to attend the meet, I will
need a parent note prior to the meet. It is important I am able to
account for all our athletes, so the note is required.
Our last two indoor meets will be held on Saturday, March 24. Those
athletes qualifying for the Top Times Meet will compete at IWU while the rest
of the team will be competing at the Cogdal Relays held at ISU. We
anticipate being able to have all healthy athletes compete on this day.
Enjoy the next few days off and the beautiful weather HERE in Central Illinois
... not that I hope it's raining in Florida!
Quote of the Day:
Never fear or be ashamed of failure. Those who have been there will
understand you. Those who don't have not lived yet and are in no position
to criticize you.