Category Archives: XC 2017

Latest Results

We have a had big last few weeks highlighted by the following efforts. Zach qualified for the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Lawrence, KS in the 110 hurdles and 800m. He was able to use a devastating finish to secure the Region 2 title in the 800.

Garrett was on fire Thursday night as he continued his CPSL dominance in the pool and helped SPRA snap the 2+ year win streak of Park Forest. He will be a favorite for medals at Big Champs in a few weeks.

Julia used a strong second half on the streets of campus to earn the the Arts Fest 5k title in 20:27. She made a move on the downhill to break away and from there on she was by herself and then she said, “I just kind went for it.” The time was 50s improvement over last year’s effort. for winning the Arts Fest 5k in 20:27!

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Fibonacci 4k Results

We had strong day at the Fibonacci 4k! Max and Isaac won the men’s relay with a time of 14:30. Myah and Lindsey were victorious for the women in 15:59. Julia and Camryn were the second women’s team in 16:56. Maggie and I teamed up and finished second in the mixed relay with a time of 20:26. Sera’s mom, Sue was the overall women’s winner in 18:51!

We also has a vision of the past with former Juggernaut, Matt Kisenwether, winning the 4k title in 14:45. And a glimpse into the future with Devon and Monika snagging 4th overall women, Seki Chappell finishing on the 6th place women’s team, and Gretel and Claire crossing the line as the 7th place women’s team.

It was a fun race and everyone had a blast.

Full Results

The GATES #2

Our second run to the GATES produced more personal bests and new course record for the girls, Sera at 9:51. Lindsey dipped under 10 for the first time at 9:57. Zach added a personal best of 9:05 as he and Max finished side by side. Isaac and Leo added personal bests of 9:25 and 9:35, respectively.

Life Lessons from The Alchemist

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history. The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams.
Here are ten of the most popular passages and lessons to apply to your life:

1. Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
Any new pursuit requires entering uncharted territory — that’s scary. But with any great risk comes great reward. The experiences you gain in pursuing your dream will make it all worthwhile.

2. What is “true” will always endure
“If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.”
Truth cannot be veiled by smoke and mirrors — it will always stand firm. When you’re searching for the “right” decision, it will be the one that withstands the tests of time and the weight of scrutiny.

3. Break the monotony
“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”
Gratitude is the practice of finding the good in each day. Life can easily become stagnant, mundane, and monotonous, but that changes depending on what we choose to see. There’s always a silver lining, if you look for it.

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