Raiders Bounce Back With 25 PR Meet!

Wednesday, February 28 2018 - Girls Raider Quad VS HS

Raider Track News

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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 India Lucas, Kelly Anderson, and Casey Wheeler as our Raiders Of The Meet. Congratulations!

Glenbard South Triangular VS Hinsdale South and Chicago Speer Academy
Perspective. That's what we need to have as we compete throughout the year. I can only speak for myself but I'm not a fan of getting our butts kicked. But sometimes, it happens. We've felt that over the last few weeks running some great teams. This week, we had an opportunity to run against some fairly even competition. With 25 PR's this weekend, we are finally starting to come together. Of those 25, 23 were career bests! We're headed in the right direction! Keep up the good work Raiders! Unfortunately things don't get any easier as we continue our tough schedule. Remember that even if we are defeated that can't stop you from running, jumping, or throwing your best! You will determine that!

Coach Crissey - Last Friday's meet was a great opportunity for everyone to compete against some solid competition. Taylor Pickens continues to show great potential by putting up good marks each week of competition. This week Taylor had a good set of throw, but capped them off with a toss of 27-8.5 feet. Jessica Velasquez has been very consistent this season. She start out like gangbusters with two marks in the mid-twenties. Nikki Newman (29-6.5) and Ciara Jackson (31-5) lead the Raiders in the throws with a finish of third and second place. I am looking forward to this week by starting some new workout movements that will help the throwers become more explosive and quicker on their feet. Also, we will be having a throw off on Wednesday to determine who will be competing at Batavia on Saturday since the meet is an invitational.

Coach Bledsoe - Our Raider distance team continues to dominate the 4x800 and 4x400 meter relays. Seconds continue to fall from splits hand-offs are looking smooth, and spirits are high as we set our focus on the Mustang Relays next week. The distance team is hungry for the opportunity to test our skills against some serious competition at North Central College. The coaching staff will have a tough time deciding who will represent the Raiders as everyone has been working incredibly hard and deserves a place on the relay team that competes next Monday night. Our long jumpers and Triple jumper are also showing improvement, as the number of successful jumps has been steadily increasing. Any Long/Triple jumper can tell you the importance of a solid approach, an This week we also have our goals meetingd our jumpers hard work is starting to pay off. We will continue to work hard on our jumps and our running, and will be ready for Batavia this weekend!

Coach Tacchi - The sprinters/jumpers/hurdlers accounted for 15 PR's, many which were career bests. It's exciting to watch your development. India Lucas was a welcome addition as she was a double place winner in the 55 and 200 Dashes. With Emma Taylor missing the meet, Cameron Rogers won the Hurdles with Chris Nobles grabbing a 6th place! Maggie Sim, won the HJ, with Casey Wheeler, Lily Taylor, and Kimmy Smith all scoring for the Raiders. Kudos to Amara Bodine amd Kaitlyn Jepsen for sweeping the Pole Vault! This week we have the Batavia Invitational against great competition. Here's hoping it brings out the best in us!

Team Reminder - Let's plan a Team Meal for the week of conference! This week we also have our goals meeting!