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Central Mountain/Shamokin Recap

The fact we were able to move this meet to Wednesday made a huge difference in weather conditions which I am sure was a blessing the spectators and athletes. Mr. Walsh’s relationship with Central Mountain has enabled us to begin a competitive dual series with them in recent years and this year would be more of the same.

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

The girls team set two school records on the day with Clare Marsh in the 300m hurdles (49.44) and the girls’ 4x400m relay (Myah Chappell, Sera Mazza, and Clare Marsh), but it wasn’t enough as they suffered a narrow defeat, 69-73, to the Wildcats. Other event winners on the day were the girls 4x800m relay (Julia Cusatis, Addie Ebbs, Kathleen Simander, Sera Mazza), Izzy Warren (100m hurdles, Long jump, triple jump), Myah Chappell (400), Sera Mazza (800), Lindsey Carmack (3200), and Michaela Maynard (discus).

Success doesn’t come from pie-in-the-sky thinking. It’s the result of consciously doing something each day that will add to your overall excellence. – Nick Saban

The boys had four event wins on the day lead by Carter Kauffman’s double wins in the 1600 and 800. Carter also teamed with Leland Calistri, Tyler Emigh and Max Wortman to win the 4x800m relay and lower their season best. Theo Spychalski produced a season best throw in the javelin (126-1) to earn the victory. The boys were defeated by Central Mountain 111-31.

There is no substitute for hard work. If you’re looking for the easy way, if you’re looking for the trick, you might get by for a while, but you will not be developing the talents that lie within you. There is simply no substitute for work. – John Wooden

We were able to add a few more district qualifiers on the day which was a plus!

District Qualifiers (District Standards)
4x800m relay
Girls
Boys

100m hurdles
Izzy Warren
Clare Marsh

1600
Addie Ebbs
Sera Mazza
Kathleen Simander
Carter Kauffman

400
Myah Chappell

300m Hurdles
Clare Marsh

800
Carter Kauffman
Kathleen Simander
Sera Mazza
Addie Ebbs

3200
Carter Kauffman
Addie Ebbs
Sera Mazza
Lexi Kranich
Lindsey Carmack

4x400m relay
Girls

Triple Jump
Izzy Warren

Long Jump
Izzy Warren

High Jump
Sarah Watkins

People on the Bubble
Boys’ 4x400m relay team
Myah Chappell (200)
Camryn Eby (3200)
Clare Marsh (triple jump)
Michaela Maynard (shot put, discus, javelin)
Maggie Urban (1600)
Max Wortman (3200)
Tommy DeNezza (100)
Cole Bernier (100, 200)
Izzy Warren (200)
Tyler Emigh (400)

Thanks for the continued support and encouragement. It was fun to see someone fans at the meet!

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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.

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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.

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

Northern Cambria/Penns Manor Dual Recap

We had a great opening meet against Northern Cambria and Manor. The team was able to get off a little rust and compete against someone else other than ourselves. Plus we got to see all of the elements we’ve been training through except the snow. Mother Nature had us prepared in that regard, too. Illustrating how rough the spring has been, before the meet the Penns Manor coach mentioned how the weather has only allowed them outside 5 times for practice.  We’ve been fortunate we haven’t had to deviate much from our intended plans. There have been tough days, but we’ve persevered physically, but more so mentally and emotionally. We need all three to be great.
Sport is about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking your chances. – Sir Roger Bannister
We had several highlights yesterday. The big ones for me was how the team encouraged one another. The team did a great job of getting to all of the events to offer support. We ran multiple relays and it created a fun, team-bonding atmosphere, as it made everyone contribute for their team to succeed. This gave everyone the chance to be the hero. It is a good feeling to have to come through when your team is urging you around the track. Another highlight was when I was with the throwers during the shot put. They were coaching each other helping with corrections, which illustrated how much they knew what they needed to do to be successful. That kind of intimate knowledge of their event will accelerate their learning curve. There was just a lot of pure joy and excitement, which was special.
The girls team opened the season with two wins. Izzy Warren (100m Hurdles-school record, long jump, triple jump) Addie Ebbs (1600, 3200), Clare Marsh (300m hurdles), Myah Chappell (400), Sarah Watkins (HJ), Kathleen Simander (800), 4x800m relay (Sera Mazza, Kathleen, Maggie Urban, Sarah Watkins), 4x400m relay (Clare ,Kathleen, Sarah Watkins, Emma Youngmark) all earned wins on the day. Michaela Maynard, Sera Mazza,  and Veronica Emigh chipped in valuable points in the throws, distance and sprints, respectively.
NC  – 50  | SJCA -94
PM -62  | SJCA  -87
The boys didn’t have the depth to keep pace with Penns Manor and Northern Cambria dropping two hard fought decisions. Carter Kauffman (800, 3200), Max Wortman (1600), Malachi Duvall (HJ), 4×800 (Carter, Tyler Emigh, Leland Calistri, Max) were event winners on the day.  Tommy DeNezza,Theo Spychalski and Jameson Reigh added additional points in the sprints and throws, respectively.
NC -103 | SJCA  -42
PM -78 |  SJCA  -45
Confidence is the successful repetition of any endeavor. – Debbie Millman
We were able to produce several qualifiers for the District 6 Championship (State Qualifying Meet) on the day which was an impressive feat given the conditions. The goal is to take a full bus to districts AND states!
District Standards

District Qualifiers
Boys and Girls 4x800m relay teams
100m hurdles
Izzy Warren
Clare Marsh
1600
Addie Ebbs
Sera Mazza
300m Hurdles
Clare Marsh
800
Carter Kauffman
Kathleen Simander
3200
Carter Kauffman
Addie Ebbs
Sera Mazza
Triple Jump
Izzy Warren
People on the Bubble
Boys’ and Girls’ 4x400m relay teams
Myah Chappell (200, 400)
Camryn Eby (3200)
Clare Marsh (triple jump)
Michaela Maynard (shot put, javelin)
Izzy Warren (long jump)
Sarah Watkins (high jump)
We have a few more debuts tomorrow and we will look to add to our district roster!
Thanks for the continued support. For us to get where we want to be we have to achieve great communication, and more importantly develop high level of trust and love in what we do. With those ingredients we will be able  to be successful on many levels.
“I as the conductor, have to come to the rehearsal with a cast-iron sense of the outer architecture of that music, within which there is then immense personal freedom for the members of the orchestra to shine. There has to be, between me and orchestra, an unshakeable bond of trust, born out of mutual respect, through which we can spin a musical narrative that we all believe in.” – Charles Hazlewood.
You have to learn to trust  if you want to make “music”.
The team is excited and prepared for the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invite tomorrow! Make sure they hydrate and get extra rest since they don’t have school.

Northern Cambria Meet Information

Here are the details for Wednesday’s meet. The weather is on the upswing, but please be prepared for anything. The athletes should have fluids and food for the meet. There will probably be a concession, but it is nothing you would want to eat while competing.
 
Directions from SJCA to Northern Cambria HS.  (1:24): https://goo.gl/maps/jYVemw4Z8Aq
 
Students dismissed from classes (1:15). Please check in with your 7th period and after teachers for assignments before leaving. 
 
Depart SJCA by 1:33 p.m.
 
The lineup is subject to change, based on our needs/availability.
The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team. – Lewis B. Ergen

Philipsburg, Tyrone, Bishop Guilfoyle, and Bald Eagle Recap

Yesterday we competed at Philipsburg, along with Tyrone, Bishop Guilfoyle, and Bald Eagle. We only scored against Bishop Guilfoyle and Bald Eagle since we have already scored against Philipsburg and Tyrone. The goals of the day were to keep working on our pack running, have some new people step up and meet the demands of the day, and close hard the last mile.

The girls were up first and we sent five to the line in Jordan, Kate, Maggie, Emma, and Kelsie. Jordan and Kate controlled the race up front as they got out well and lead the field through the first two miles. A runner from Bald Eagle, Maddie Cingle, was giving chase but started to fall of their pace as they were preparing for the final charge. Maggie ran even-paced and moved up throughout the race and now had Cingle in her sights over the last mile. The top three did a great job of pressing hard the last mile. Jordan won and was followed by Kate in second and Maggie in 4th. Maggie, just ran out of terrain in closing in on Cingle. Both Maggie (39s) and Kate (21s) ran faster than they did last Tuesday which was impressive considering they had their best hill workout of the season the day before. Emma is still battling a cold, but that didn’t deter her. She was a little off her normal pace, but the fight was still there. Over the last 200m, a runner from Tyrone tried to get by her, but she used her patented kick to hold her off and finish 20th overall.
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