Raiders Hit ResetTuesday, February 20 2018 - Glenbard South Raider Quad
Raider Track News
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Dist. 87 JV with Glenbard East, West, & South, Raider Quad with Cary Grove, Oswego East, & Jacobs
Raider(s) Of The Meet - The Raider Of The Meet award will be given to the athlete(s) that through their performances, caught the attention of the Coaches. This week, the Coaches have selected Katie King, Amara Bodine, Kimmy Smith, Kaya Cloutier, and Kayla Crowder as our Raiders Of The Meet. Congratulations!
I have to say I really enjoyed the Dist. 87 Meet the other night! Not only did our girls compete, they really supported one another. In addition, at the end of the meet, Kat Acabal and Bianca Montenegro led the group huddle which was a lot of fun to watch! Saturday turned into a long meet with about 40 heats of the 55 and 40 heats of the 200 and there were many stellar performances. Just so you know, we weren't running run of the mill teams. Oswego East and Cary Grove are 2 of the best in 3A. Don't get discouraged! Stay encouraged and work to get where you want to be.
Coach Crissey - It has been a productive week for the throwers. As we continue to see progress with our technique our performances have improved in competition. Nothing is more true than “Perfect practice makes for better performances”. That statement holds such value in the throwing events. With it being such a technical event, we must pay specific attention to so many aspects of the throw. As a whole group of throwers, we improved this week. Individually, some improved more than others. At the JV District 87 meet, Kaya Cloutier had an incredible welcome back party. She set a huge PR with a power position throw of 28-10.25. Kayla Crowder started to show flashes of explosiveness, especially with her mark of 25-9.25. As usual, the Quad with Cary-Grove, Oswego East, and Jacobs never disappoints in the throws. Without a doubt there will be some state qualifiers this season who competed on Saturday. That did not make our throwers shy away from giving their best effort. Taylor Pickens set a new PR with a mark of 26-10. That was good enough to place her fourth overall in JV. Kayla Crowder continue to impress by senting a new PR of 27-10.5. Kaya Cloutier performed at a high level this weekend with another solid toss of 27-11.75. Ciara Jackson had the performance of the weekend with an incredible series of throws. All of her marks were over 33-feet. Her best toss was 33-8.5.
Coach Bledsoe - Times continue to drop as our Varsity 4x800 team sheds 12 seconds between their Wheaton North and Glenbard South Quad. With a final time of 11:01, we may see a sub 11 minute 4x800 in the next few weeks. The Distance team has continued to work hard, and as a result we have seen some great improvements. Gianna Alexander improved in her 800 meter run by 7 seconds. Mikayla Jacoby, Cassidy Shirley, Abby Knight, and Shayan Malik had strong performances in the 1600 meter run demonstrating the true tenacity of a distance athlete. The Raiders are also excited to welcome Freshman runners Kelly Anderson and Erin Sowl to the team, and Senior Alex Danos. Congrats to Amara Bodine by improving by 1 ft. in the Pole Vault! Jumpers, we need to get on a roll! Keep working girls!
Coach Tacchi - At the Dist 87 JV Meet, the sprint/jump/hurdle team took care of business posting 22 career best times/distances! This will get harder to do as the season progresses but early signs are encouraging! Personally, while I like everyone's efforts, I really enjoyed how Isabell Bergman, Kaitlyn Jepsen, and Roberta Sims competed. Keep up the great work girls! On Saturday we ran into a buzz saw and we got hammered a bit. I wasn't discouraged. We kept getting up, dusted ourselves off, and got back at it. I loved what I saw from most of you. Next week let that read "all of you!" "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain Since this was the first time we used Fully Automatic timing, there were only a handful of PRS. FAT is the most accurate timing available and you can't compare to hand times. Chris Nobles and Aracely Carrillo pulled out PRS in the sprints and Kimmy Smith & Lily Taylor had PRs in the HJ. We have a home meet this Friday night against Hinsdale South and Chicago Noble. This will be another opportunity to compete to the best of your ability! A special thanks to those kids who stepped up to run the 400, (Maggie Sim & Emma Taylor) and to those girls who filled in for others in the 4 X 400 Relay!. Withouth you, Ania Gniatczyk - 66 and Suvannah Williams - 68 wouldn't have run what they did. Thanks!
Team Reminder - Project Linus Monday. Buses leave South at 11. This is the last week of our fundraiser for Project Linus and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Please share or reshare the info. Home meet on Friday night.