Sunday CC Roundup 9/22
I have been reading a new book about running and it is discussing the importance of diet and how it can easily improve performance. So, I am challenging the team to give up sweets and soda from Monday morning until after the meet Saturday and see if it affects their performances in Lakeland. Just an FYI if your child shockingly doesn’t want dessert at night.
This week our focus will be on Flrunners.com by far the largest meet we will run at all season. But before we hit those details, here are the results from our last meet.
“Runners of the Week”
The Bale and Trail showed the Varsity Boys a taste of the post season, seeing 6 top 15 teams in the State. As a whole, the team ran well, but the award this week goes to Senior Tommy Eggers, who ran a season best by 37 seconds.
After a slowish start to the season, Jr Lillian Holtery showed the fierce competitiveness that is her trademark. After a planned conservative start for the first mile, Lillian made up significant ground the rest of the race and with a strong finish ended up in the top 10.
Over in Gulf Breeze, season bests were being run by just about every athlete, but none more impressive that the PR by John Fontejohn. John ran a season best by a minute and lowered his all time pr by 30 sec.
On the girls side, Sophomore Lily Tucker (apparently it was the weekend for Lilllies). was the top finisher on the ladies side and ran a season best by 50 seconds. Last year’s jv county champ (unrecognized due to an error by the meet director...me) is moving forward.
The cost of this trip is $160 plus uncovered meals. (Cost covers ticket to universal, hotel for two nights, lunch & dinner Friday night.) Please try to make payment by Wednesday if at all possible. We leave Friday 9/27 and return Sunday 9/29.
Travel: we have one charter bus holding 54 athletes, plus three additional vehicles carrying 13 athletes.
9/27 - Friday
645 arrive at NHS
7:00am - depart NHS from front of gymnasium/auditorium
10:45am - stop in Tallahassee at State Meet Course to run and eat lunch
~6:00pm - check into hotel in lakeland fl
Dinner in hotel and chill for the evening (Hotel: Holiday Inn and Express Suites, 4500 Lakeland Park Dr. Lakeland, FL 33809 ٠ Phone: 863-595-4500)
9/28 - Saturday
6:00am depart for course (Bus entrance: 2402 Holloway Park Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803)
7:20 - Varsity Boys ROC Run
7:40 - Varsity Girls ROC Run
8:45 Boys Unseeded (b varsity team hopefully)
9:05 Girls Unseeded (b varsity team hopefully)
9:30 - JV Boys Run
9:55 - JV Girls Run
11:00 head back to hotel for lunch and rest time
Athletes will go to lunch in the restaurants surroudning around the hotel.
4:00 - 6:00 depart for Universal Studios and Eat in Universal City
6:30 - midnight - “enjoy” Hollywood Horror Nights
1:00am arrive back at hotel
~10:00am depart for Niceville
~12:00pm lunch in Gainesville
5:00pm arrive back at NHS
This week’s Senior Spotlight
Tell me about your family...
Very supportive parents and younger brother (Alex). Helped me through the rough days and the injuries
My parents and my brother and sister have always been pushing me to do better in everything I’ve done, whether it’s in running or academics. They’ve been the best supporters and motivators that I’ve had. .
When did you start running? Why did you start running?
2013 - Had friends that were already doing it
I started running in 9th grade when I was in Virginia just to try it out. I ended up sticking with it to have fun while improving myself.
Favorite part about being a cross country runner
My favorite part of running cross country is running with my teammates, whether it’s at practice or in a race.
Best memory of cross country
Going to the state meet
The Buccaneer Bash this year because it was the first time in my running career I ever finished in the top 10.
Favorite Musician/Band/Music Genre
Your place to relax
Wolf Creek Lake, North Carolina
My bed, or the couches at the college
Favorite subject in school
PE because I could basically do whatever I wanted.
Cookies and cream ice cream
Complete this sentence "Everyone who knows me, knows I love...."
growing a beard
Plans for the future?
Become an engineer
I don’t know what college I’m going to get, but I plan to Major in either Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. My biggest dream is to own my own island.
Anything else you’d like to add
Next week: Saturday 10/5 County Meet in Baker. Start time 8:30am. More info
Looking for general season info, don’t forget the team website: www.nhseaglecc.com
Most Updated: Complete Season Schedule available here