Thursday, May 30, 2013

Congrats to All Our Relay Runners!

We had 17 of the team who were able to make it out to the Kids for Kids Relay event at Roselle Catholic, which actually allowed us to field two teams each of boys and girls in the 3rd & 4th grade age group!

This required some of our younger runners to step up.  Notably, Sofia Milelli, Giuseppe Milelli, Nate Goethals, Ava Petrus, Patrick Griffin, and Brenna Watkins were all 2nd graders or younger who enthusiastically ran against much more experienced competition!

We entered two teams of boys and girls in the 3rd & 4th grade 4x100 and one team each in the 3rd & 4th grade Sprint Medley relay (100-100-200-400).  We also had several runners participate in “mixed” teams with other schools, as well as full team showing at the javelin!

Two of our stand-out performances were from one of our girls teams, which looks like a real powerhouse in the making!  The combination of Ava Kurtas, Ava Sutter, Claudia Kellam, and Emily Shepard placed first in both of their races.  It was quite impressive!

However, all runners did a great job, and demonstrated remarkable progress from the beginning of the season.

Thanks also to all the parents who helped out; notably Dave Shepard, Mark Petrus, and Joe Kurtas who manned the javelin station!