Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WOW-some track stars

I've been REALLY busy the past week or so, but I'm dropping by here for just a minute to send some well-deserved kudos to Grant, and his fellow track teammates. Their season has just ended, and they accomplished some REALLY amazing stuff! I was aware that they were doing well, but didn't realize just how well until the end of the season awards' thingy-ma-bobber. is a re-cap:

Our Junior High Track Team broke 18 school records this year.
Our 7th grade boys team was un-defeated. (Several of the boys were undefeated in their individual events as well.)
Our 7th grade boys team won the League Championship Meet by 105 points!!!

As for Grant........he qualified for league in all four of his individual events, and was on the winning 4 x 100 Relay Team. He finished the season at league with some personal records, which was a great way to go out.

And I have to give an extra "hurray" for one of his best friends, Ally P.--I swear this kid has wings. Ally just turned 13, and jumped 18'7" in the Long Jump, and just over 38 feet in the Triple Jump. That is so phenomenal that coaches from other schools were joking about checking his birth certificate. (Ally also went undefeated all season in the 100 meters and 200 meters. This kid is AMAZING! Go Ally!)

Raymond athletics has taken a long turn "in the bottom of the barrel" in the last 10-15 years. We've had scattered successes, but its been a LONG time since anyone can remember the type of dominance that this group of 7th grade boys are showing. A winning season (with the 8th graders) in football, undefeated in basketball, and undefeated in track.

GO BOYS!!! We're proud of you!

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