News and Announcements
In the past, we have waited to participate in indoor meets until the end of December/early January since we run our program as a club. But this year, we decided to start earlier and take advantage of the 4 Ursinus College indoor meets for consistency. A lot of great things happened. Here is a summary of our top performances, including 2 records broken:
1. Junior Aiden Hurlburt won pole vault both meets, and not only broke the indoor pole vault record, but also broke the long standing outdoor record of 13-6.25 from 1974! That’s right – a 47 year old record! He vaulted 13-7. This is just the start, so we will wait and see just how much higher he can soar by the end of this year, but a huge congratulations to him for this history breaking achievement!
2. His teammate, freshman Tyler Grabisnki, is not far behind placing 2nd in this weekend’s meet clearing 12-6! He also technically broke the previous indoor pole vault record. Pretty exciting for a freshman!
3. Junior Evan Loro placed 1st place in this weekend’s triple jump, getting his best jump by several feet of 40-0.75! If that wasn’t great enough, he also broke our indoor long jump record now at 19-7.25, a huge best jump for Evan!
4. Our boys 4×800 meter relay earned a 3rd place medal, Freshman Conor Fisher, Senior Holden Brown, Sophomore Tyler Finck, and Junior Oscar Felegy with a time of 8:52.25!
5. Our girls 4×800m relay also earned a 3rd place medal, including Sophomore Addison Kleinle, Senior Belle Lees, Freshman Isaballa Scarlata, and freshman Payton Campbell with a time of 10:28.90!
6. Our girls Distance Medley relay earned a 2nd place medal, with a time of 13:16.37, Sophomore Addison Kleinle, Senior Bethany Brown, Senior Belle Lees, and Junior Hailey Reinhard!
7. All 3 girls hurdlers advanced to finals between the 2 meets. Hadlee Horvath advanced in the Dec 11 meet, and Bethany Brown and Isabelle Russo advanced in the Dec 18th meet ending up with a 6th and 8th place overall, all finishing with indoor 55 hurdle PR’s!
8. Belle Lees placed 2nd overall in the 3,000m with a significant time drop of over 20 seconds, at 11:10.94! Payton Campbell wasn’t too far behind in her 3,000 debut finishing 4th with a time of 11:36 .72, the only freshman who competed in the event!
9. Hailey Reinhard placed 2nd in the 800m, with a lifetime best time of 2:22.71!
10. And last but not least, not only once, but twice, Senior Didro Augustin ran a 7.02 in the 55m dash, just missing the indoor record by 0.01 seconds! He is surely consistent!
For those who have not participated in indoor meets, keep working hard! Trust me, we are watching and noticing who is putting in the work to be able to compete at a higher level. We continue to run trials and measure in order to determine who is eligible and ready to compete! If you don’t get the opportunity to compete this indoor season, remember you are working to prepare for the Spring track and field season! If you get qualifying marks during spring season, you then get the opportunity the following indoor season.
Training plans for our holiday break will be sent out through remind text.
Work hard, be prepared, and have fun!
Weather uncertainty is coming our way, so just a few adjustments to this week:
Place your belongings in the locker commons and report directly down to the track and warm-up. We will begin promptly at 2:45pm. The workout should begin by 3:05pm.
For tomorrow, Monday, expect a shorter practice that ends at 4:15 pm, due to the rain. Those who are competing in the December indoor meets should report to the track fieldhouse at 4:00 pm to pick up a uniform. (Those students know they are competing). I will remain there until 4:30pm should anyone have an issue with rides. No weight room on Mondays.
For Wednesday 12/8- the weather “I think” will be cold, but ok. Distance will be doing a regular run to Wildlife Sanctuary, then can come to the weight room. For all other students, there will be a very short running workout, then we received permission to go to the weight room early. Expect practice to end by 4:30pm latest, even with weight room time, just in case a bit of light snow arrives.
Plan on bringing an umbrella and a poncho tomorrow for our final meet against talented Stroudsburg High School. Focus on being prepared tomorrow, warm up, cool down, and cheer on your team until the very end.
Arrival times: Sprinters and Hurdlers arrive 2:00 pm for screens
Distance and Pole vault arrive 2:10 pm for screens
Throwers, Jumpers, and Development 2:20 pm for screens
Meet begins at 3:30pm
BOYS SENIOR NIGHT!!!! Parents and seniors, plan on lining up along the fence by the fieldhouse around the 3200m race. Celebration will begin immediately at the conclusion of the meet!
ALL SENIORS – THIS IS IT! THIS IS THE FINAL DUAL MEET OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. How do you want it to go? Control the factors you can control to have the best meet of the season! Continue to stay hydrated, foam roll, stretch, and fuel your body with easily digestible foods for optimal performance. Please give a warm welcome to Stroudsburg, and help guide them as needed! Please remember to sanitize hands/wash hands after touching equipment. Let’s be as safe as possible for our final dual meet of the year.
LET’S GO TRACK AND FIELD HORNETS!!!!!!! LAST ONE, BEST ONE!!!!
“Work hard, be prepared, and have fun!”
We love everything about Parkland – amazing team, amazing coaches, and will be great competition for our athletes. Who will be able to stand the heat? Our team has surely been put to the test with weather extremes in our meets this season, which means we will be prepared no matter what comes for Leagues and Districts. So, take the challenge and control what you can control, to do your best.
For those riding the bus, athletes arrive at the Sports Center at 1:45pm
Bus departure 2:00pm
For those self commuting, arrive at Parkland’s Track Stadium by 2:20pm
Meet starts 3:30 pm
Only 2 spectators per athlete, and this will be strictly enforced by Parkland at the gate, as they have our athlete travel list. It’s done in effort to keep everyone safe, due to the large numbers of both of our teams.
Work hard, be prepared, and have fun!
EHS Track & Field Coaching Staff