Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Good evening all. I'm writing this post minus two wisdom teeth, following a quick trip to Lake Cumberland to deliver my mother from L'ville International to my grandparents' house at Lake Cumberland, and, what seems like so long ago, a Regional Championship weekend. With a little time to reflect, the Regional Championship results have taken on even more meaning. It's about what it means to the program as a whole, it's about what it means to each individual member of this team, and it's what it means to the TNHS community. I witnessed a program ascend to prominence in its first year of competition much to the surprise of those that know high school running in Kentucky. I had the opportunity to cheer on amazing triumphs and to share in some of the hardest heartaches. And, I saw the TNHS community represented by 15 of the most amazing young people that I've ever had the opportunity to work with. Special congrats to the boys team (who PR'd across the board - seven out of seven!) and ran 3rd (narrowly missing 2nd - 3 points!) and qualified for the State Championships. And, to Sadie Middleton who laid it all on the line, suffered through a self-imposed blistering pace, and qualified herself for the State Championships with a huge PR - you rocked it!