Raiders Fly Fast!Thursday, August 23 2018 - Morris Early Bird Invitational
Raiders Fly Fast! Morris Early Bird Invitational. August 22nd, 2018
Where do we begin? How about at Morris on a Wednesday afternoon with temps in the upper 70's? The JV started us off with a "BANG" with Kylie DeNardo and Abby Knight finishing 1-2 to help pace their Team to a JV Championship Plaque! Helping their team to the championship was Alex Gonzalez (12), Erin Sowl (29), Alyssa Kain (34), Naomi Friedman (35), Sarah Ledford (44), and Erin Matos (50). Alex, Kylie, Alyssa, Naomi, and Sarah were competing in their first meet ever! Erin Sowl had a Meet PR and Abby Knight had a HUGE career PR taking 28 seconds off of her previous best! Bella Zulas and Riley Behl also made their debuts for the Raiders! Our Varsity Girls were also up to the task as Ania Gniatczyk (7), Ellie Stewart (8), Julia Clingen (12), and Mikayla Jacoby (23) all had Meet PR's with the support of Ali Salt (25), and Gisela Hagedorn (34). Together, the Varsity grabbed the 2nd place trophy equaling their finish from a year ago. I always study the times and if we look at the top 5 finishers for us by time (doesn't matter which level), this years Top 5 beat last years top 5 by 1 minute, 46 seconds! An average of 21 seconds per girl! While that's incredible, don't get too comfortable. We all have work to do! Congratulations for your efforts Raiders! Next meet is next Saturday at The Harvest Fall Classic in Elgin!