Look among you and you will see all of our track stars that have competed against all the neighboring schools in the regional championship meet, racing against more than 450 other athletes in an epic marathon style event! Let us start with our 5th and 6th grade championship, which was rudely interrupted by vast electrical discharges in the sky accompanied by a prodigious volume of icy precipitate, for more on that weather phenomenon, check with Mr. Veela as your resident expert. Logan the terrible, jumped on the track, with 34 other 100 meter runners crushing the competition for a 3rd overall finish and a seasons Personal Record! Reece and Chris were thundering down the track just after him. Ryan, meanwhile was in the shot flexing his might biceps and readying for his best shotput of the year! In the mile, as storm clouds gathered overhead, Zed faced off against a number of worth adversaries racing neck and neck over 1600 meters of red track. In a finish so close that the crowd held their breath as Zed leaned ahead and was declared the champion! As he walked off the track, he was heard to mutter, did I run it faster than Mrs. Day could rattle pie off to the 500th place ? In the ladies 100, Dory sprinted ahead placing 4th over all while Abby and Madeline were growling just over her shoulder! Awesome Race 5-6th graders!
And ... in the CVL - Championship, where only trackstars that had placed in regular season meets were invited, the excitement really peaks. In the 400 Brady and Zed both set personal records in a tremendous race. In the triple jump, Weathersfield athletes soared! Both Brandon and Morgan placed as well as set personal records jumping nearly 30 feet! Meanwhile, Sage-brush jumped off the prairie and onto the track setting her personal record in the 200, head up and feet a' flashin. Mighty and extra-terrestrially motivated, Alicia flew around the track in both the 800 and mile, for a total of one and a half miles of Personal records in one day. In the discus, Brady spun like a top launching the disc far out into space, setting yet another seasons record. Dory, one of the only 5th graders invited to the championship, attacked the Height jump mat with a cat like vengeance, hoping high into the air before coming back to earth.
And finally drumroll please ... Stand up Merle Russell and Morgan McKeen! These two relatively elderly panthers are the talk of the town. Both crushed 400 meter school records at the championship meet. Merle broke Ryan Kehoe's 2007 record setting the new bar at 1 minute and 1.7 seconds. Morgan crushed Morgan's own school record by almost 3 seconds setting the new record at 1 minute and 7.5 seconds!
Nice racing Panthers...until next year when it all starts again.