Last week was a busy but wonderful week! It started on Monday with an invite in Sleepy Eye where we were able to get everyone one last chance to compete before the conference and subsection meets. While the athletes who have been competing a lot over the year took a lesser role, our younger and less experienced athletes stepped up big time. A number of athletes set PR’s, and the girls came away with another victory, while the boys finished a solid second.
That proved to be just a precursor of what was to come as we traveled back to Sleepy Eye on Thursday for the Tomahawk Conference meet. We came into the meet as the favorite for both the boys and the girls, and the athletes did not disappoint. Both teams performed well and earned convincing victories, earning the title of Tomahawk Conference champions.
Finally, on Saturday, we took the girls’ team up to Stillwater High School to compete in the Class A Minnesota State True Team Meet. We had earned the right to compete in this meet by winning the section true team meet a couple of weeks ago and headed up there with the goal to improve upon last year’s results. While it was a cold and windy day, the girls competed to the best of their abilities: some even achieved PR’s in these adverse conditions After battling in the middle of the pack throughout the meet, we finished in 7th place (one spot higher than last year). Congratulations, ladies on being the 7th best class A track team in the stat out of a total of 173 teams!
With the end of last week, we now focus on individual performances as the athletes begin the post-season competition with the subsection meet on Thursday. We will be setting the line-up on Monday, so everyone will know who is who is competing in the “tournament” on Monday. The top four individuals in each event and the top two relay teams will earn a spot in the section meet on Saturday, June 1, at Mankato West.
As we begin to wrap up the season, I want to express our thanks to everyone for the hard work they did this season and for the ways they worked together and encouraged one another in meets and especially in practice.
Also, as we wrap up the season, please turn in your uniforms as soon as you are finished. If you are not going to be competing in the subsection meet, you can bring them to practice on Tuesday. If you are competing in the upcoming meets, please bring an extra set of clothes you can change into if you are eliminated from further competition. We will have bags at the meets for the uniforms, so that we can get them returned in a timely manner. Thank you.
- Monday, May 20 – Practice 3:30 to 5:15 PM
- Tuesday, May 21 – Practice 3:30 to 5:15 PM – 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays will practice at the New Ulm Middle School track weather permitting.
- Wednesday, May 22 – Pre-meet practice on your own since everyone is getting out of school at different times.
- Thursday, May 23 – Subsection Meet at Belle Plaine at 4:00 PM. Bus leaves MVL at 2:00 PM
- Friday, May 24 – Post meet loosen up and run on your own.
- Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day! Section qualifiers should do a workout to prepare for the section meet – OYO
- Tuesday, May 28 – Section meet qualifiers practice at MVL – 3:30 to 5:00 PM