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Central Mountain/Shamokin Dual Meet Information

Because of the weather and the flooded infield where they host some of their field events, the meet is being moved to Wednesday, April 18. The girls will look to keep their win streak going while the boys will look for win #1 on the season.

The meet is held at Central Mountain’s MIDDLE SCHOOL, not high school.

Students dismissed at 2:03 p.m.
Bus departs at 2:17 p.m.

The first quote below is the same one I used last year for the Central Mountain meet. I felt it still applied, so I am using it again.


Doubts kill more dreams that failure ever will. When we are kids, we were able to create, imagine, dream with no limits. We don’t doubt ourselves or our purpose. But when we get older, we are taught about responsibility and that maybe becoming an artist isn’t exactly a “safe and secure” profession. We move away from our passions and tell ourselves that it’s just a part of growing up. It is reality, we tell ourselves. But in reality, multiple studies showed that people who followed their hearts and led with purpose were way more likely to become independently wealthy vs. those who followed money and security. – Ekaterina Walter

Success has less to do with hoping and praying and strategizing than with diligently doing the right things, the right way, over and over and over.” – from The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden.


Directions from SJCA to Central Mountain Middle School. The track is located at the middle school, not the high school (:42)


Fibonacci 4K Fun Run

Here are the details for the relay race we will be using as fitness test in July.

The Fibonacci 4K is a family-friendly event and fund raiser for Discovery Space Children’s Science Museum and KidTech – two local non-profits focused on hands-on STEM experiences which spark creativity, curiosity and love of learning. Run is mostly on grass, with mixture of hills and flat terrain on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg. Events for kids, families, teams.

Informational flyer.

Online registration:

PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival Recap

To conclude our busy week of traveling, we took a small group of athletes to Lehigh for the PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival. This meet has been on the schedule before, but bad weather kept us from making the trip. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case in 2017. Rausch Fieldhouse is always jam packed with athletes, coaches, and spectators making it a very energetic atmosphere, because the athletes are constantly surrounded as the crowds are inches away at all times. On our schedule was Michael in the 800 and the girls’ distance medley relay. As we were waiting for our turn to compete we were treated with some great competition, including a new US #1 time in the girls’ 60m Hurdles by Cheltenham’s Chanel Brissett, a back and forth battle in the HJ that featured PA #1 Kyle Garland (Garland won with a clearance of 6-9), and the state record holder in the pole vault, Katie Jones, set the meet record and attempt to break her own state record. We also got to see Olympian and USA Track and Field Hall of Famer, Joetta Clark, as she was there supporting her daughter who was also competing.

The little details add up until they represent significant differences. Let nothing slip through the cracks. – Bill Belichick

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy boys’ cross country runner Brian Hackman is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.

CDT Athlete of the Week: Brian Hackman

From the Centre Daily Times:

St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy cross country runner Brian Hackman is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.

Hackman won two dual meets during the week and turned in a standout performance in the Forest Hills Invitational.

Hackman ran 16:47 for 3.1 miles as the Wolves split a tri-meet with Penns Valley and Philipsburg-Osceola on Tuesday. Hackman ran 17:57 in a sweep against Bellwood-Antis and Tyrone. He saved his quickest time of the week for last as he ran 16:40 to place third in the Forest Hills Invitational. His finish helped the Wolves place eighth as a team.

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