State Invitational Recap
The men's team had 3 individuals place in the top 25 and medal at the stacked State Invitational held at Mitchell Park last Thursday. Joshua led the field from the start, finishing first in a new school record time of 15:23. It was nice to let him go fast and test himself running solo like that. The race will serve him well as a jumping point into the championship season. Joseph and Brennan also ran personal bests finishing 18th and 21st respectively. All three have their best racing ahead of them.
Not just the consistency, but the competitive nature to be their best over the past months and years produced the solid race results for those three. Brennan has been a great example this year of how taking risks is the only way to break through limits. About week two he put himself up there in a workout and since then has done it every day at practice, allowing him to drop a minute so far off his time this season and with bigger races ahead. We are looking to see which guys follow this example, focusing on the process and stepping up as solid scorers to round out our squad. We have a good group capable and ready to do just that! Run fearless, for the team, take risks!
Cole K made some progress in his 2nd race back and we hope to see improved intensity from him at practice for a strong finish. Collin, Matthew and Carson got a good shock in a big meet and it was a nice thing to motivate them in training and intensity down the stretch. Their fitness is in a good spot and now it's about believing in themselves, removing limits, and staying focused on the process and not the outcomes. The focus is on the team and blood and guts for our guys here on out! Run fearless, for the team, take risks!
The JV guys got to compete in a very competitive dual against a great squad in Brookfield East. Seven of those boys had career or season bests led by Jack Hutter in his first sub 19 performance. Now that he broke this barrier, we look for him to think less and put himself in uncomfortable spots in practices and races upcoming! Run fearless, for the team, take risks!
The team then kicked off our off week in style and came back with a strong aerobic effort on the Lakefront Run Monday. Fifteen men made the run this year, ranging from 8 up to 14 miles total. Two freshmen completed the run, with Brock Ringger putting himself with the pack and having a great run! The team will workout Wednesday with sub 5k pace work then come back with a tempo run on Friday. This week will set up for a good workout next Tuesday before Varsity Conference on Saturday and then winding down a bit and prepping for sectionals and state!
There will be no practice on Saturday or Sunday this weekend.
Week Ahead - JV Meet at Hale 10/8 and Varsity Conference 10/10
The varsity conference meet will be Saturday, October 10th at Rotary Park. We will still host a JV meet at our campus on Thursday, October 8th. Information for both is below,
JV GMC Pre Conference info
Still no fans at our home meet but you can stand by sidewalk like last time. I can get some helpers out on the course as well.
Team pictures for fall sports is now scheduled at 3:25 p.m. at East side of Hale. We will wear team jackets and khakis for the photo this year.
This time of year we emphasize SLEEP and NUTRITION. Recovery is important now as we enter this phase of training and competition. Responsibility in VICTORS, being accountable to your teammates means getting to bed and eating the right foods. Do the right things and good things happen.
Stay tuned as more updates come on conference, sectionals and state.