Regionals Results Both teams had a great day at Triad by moving on to the sectional meet to be held in Decatur. The girls missed winning by just 2 points to Mascoutah while the boys finished in 3rd. Jenna placed first, and Ella stepped up and had a huge day in 4th place. Jake Schwartz also ran really well and narrowly missed winning the boys race by a second.
Peoria invite Results The boys and girls teams both had amazing days at Peoria this weekend. Almost everybody set a personal best. Check below to see how many people had to be updated on the top ten list! Jenna placed 3rd with a new school record of 17:43. Ella set a huge pr of 18:47 along with Sydney Haddick in 19:39, Libby Price in 19:55, Mandy Kraus in 20:02, and Megan Molinari in 22:06. The boys were not to be outdone. New bests went to Jake Schwartz in 15:19, Jackson McAlister in 16:10, Adam Robson in 16:11, Eli Ward in 16:22, David Lunk in 16:39, Noah Hays in 16:54, and Matt Dawson in 17:49.
Triad Invite Both teams placed 2nd out of over 20 schools. The girls top three of Jenna Schwartz, Ella King, and Sydney Haddick had great days and finished in the top 20 out of almost 300 runners. The boys had great finishes from Jake Schwartz, Eli Ward, Adam Robson, Jackson McAlister, Noah Hays, Logan Batson, and Samuel Rick.
Freeburg Invite Both teams took home trophies with the boys in 2nd and the girls in 3rd place. Jenna Schwartz was the winner in the girls race with Ella King having a great race in 3rd. On the boys side, Jake Schwartz was 2nd overall, and Adam Robson medaled and is starting to finish towards the front of the pack.
Edwardsville Invite The team had a great day! We took home a lot of medals, including 1st place finishes from Jenna Schwartz in the varsity race and Ella King in the Fresh/Soph race. Jake Schwartz finished in 4th in the varsity race and Jackson McAlister was 5th in the fresh/soph race. Other medals went to Adam Robson, Matt Dawson, David Lewis, Sam Kreinberg, Adrianna Neiman, Sydney Haddick and Colleen Sliment.
Peoria results click Despite muddy conditions, both teams competed really well and proved that they are both capable of performing with the best in the state. Both Jake and Jenna Schwartz medaled. Jake finished in 14th, and Jenna was 3rd out of over 800 runners in each race.
Granite City Our first 3 mile race of the season was a huge success. On the girls side, we finished 4th as a team and Jenna Schwartz was the champion. Ella King also took home a medal. On the boys side, Jake Schwartz had a pr and placed 11th, and Eli Ward and Jackson McAlister medaled in the freshman sophomore race. Sydney Haddick and Colleen Sliment also jumped onto the top 10 list for girls times since I started coaching in Waterloo.
Columbia Relays We had a great day at the Columbia Relays. The boys team of Jake Schwartz, Adam Robson, and David Lunk finished in first, and the girls team of Jenna Schwartz, Ella King, and Mandy Kraus finished in 2nd. Also getting medals were Libby Price, Heather Elliott, Emma Steining, Ashley Hartman, Sydney Haddick, Colleen Sliment, Eli Ward, Jackson McAlister, David Lewis, Noah Hays, Matt Dawson, and Sam Kreinberg.