Friday, May 16, 2008

Some End of Season Surprises

Well the track season is winding up with an exciting flurry! 


Greg ran a 53.1 this week in a non-championship division of the conference meet and won.  It’s his personal best and while not quite as fast as we were looking for, definitely a move in the right direction.   With a strong training program as a lead in to next fall’s cross country season, Greg should be faster and have stronger endurance for next year.  Greg did qualify to run the 200 but is unlikely to move out of the qualifying heats.  Still in all, it was a good season for him and I think he learned a lot.


Although not involving Greg, the most exciting news for the Hudson High Track Team occurred yesterday in the 4x800 relay.  Hudson placed third in a sparkling time of 7:50.2.  The winning time was 7:47 and the top three teams each posted a faster time than the previous best in the entire state of Ohio for this year.  Our coach in convinced that yesterday’s race was a better and more exciting race than whatever will happen during the state championships later this season in Columbus.  Because of how the divisions stack up during the regionals, all three teams may not meet again until the final or may not qualify.  It’s a complicated set-up but it is what it is.  Hudson’s race was the second best in school history and all four runners turned in splits under 2:00.  Two of our guys ran mid 1:56.  It was a very exciting race and it’s great to see guys peak at exactly the right time.


Despite some earlier setbacks, the season is ending well for Hudson and I’m looking forward to the regionals. At this point it looks like our top miler (4:19.6) will qualify for the state championships and our relays look strong as well.  We have a real chance to qualify in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800.  More updates to come shortly.


Regards to All!


Former Runner



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