Countless outstanding performances.   Two girls and two boys rocked the meet the most.  Tessa, Sarah, Jason, and Devin gave us extra reasons to cheer.
For those of you not making sandwhiches, you had the chance to watch Coach Jaime create snow in the hallway.

As we move into Counties and Regionals (and States), the coaches remind you...we have faith in all the growth we've seen and know we're ready to explode with the rest of the season!
So, as I've spent the last two days watching football, I can't help but to think about how these games have parraleled the start of the 2011 season for the coaches.   Some performances have not gone as expected, we've had a few surprises, and lots of moments have brought the coaches to their feet to cheer.

The JV meet started our season, where we got to see who trained over break and who ate too many snickerdoodles (Coach Jaime's favorite cookie).  The Varsity meet Friday night was awesome, as Devin Repp, Eric Martel, Jason Hill, and Tessa Wiles came through in big ways.

Devin broke his own school record by running 37.55 in the 300.  Then, later in the night, he moved into third place in school history in the 500.  Just for fun, to cap off the night, Devin placed for the team in the 800.   A mile of racing over the course of the night that added up to three scoring performances for the team.

Jason Hill was the MVAL runner up in both the 800 and 1600.

Eric Martel moved into second in school history with his performance in the shot put, and placed 3rd in the meet.

On the girls side, Tessa Wiles placed 4th in the shot put with a  personal best throw.

We're hitting our stride at the right time with less than a month until the Regional meet.   How low will our times fall?  How far with the shots fly?  How high will our jumpers soar?   Stay tuned Blazer fans....

So, as we return to school, we will h the "post-season" meets, starting with the MVAL Antietam championship on Friday, Jan 7. 

The Relay meet before the break was awesome.  The four meets right before break may have been the most fun I've had coaching, ever, period.   We are seeing tons of improvement and having a great time in the process.  Thanks to everyone for your hard work, willingness to experience discomfort, and just being amazing.  I'm so excited to see what the remainder of our season holds.  

I'm so grateful that within 24 hours we will all be back together again.   I will be even happier if the Steelers hold on to their lead and win this game :)