Happy Mother's Day (weekend) to all the moms out there!
We had an exciting conclusion to our Sectional meet this past Thursday. As a team, Neuqua finished 4th- the highest overall place we have finished in a few years- and four individuals qualified in 6 different events for the state meet this upcoming week at Eastern Illinois University. Congratulations to the state qualifiers of Riley Ammenhauser in the triple jump and long jump, Corinna Pena in the 1600m Run, MiKenna Robinson in the 800m Run and 200m Dash, and Glynis Padilla in the High Jump.
Congratulations go out to our team point winners...
Glynis Padilla 1st place in the High Jump
Riley Ammenhauser 3rd place in the Long Jump and 1st place in the Triple Jump
Corinna Pena 2nd place in the 1600m Run
MiKenna Robinson 1st place in the 800m Run and 1st place in the 200m Dash
Sithara Gajapala 4th place in the Pole Vault
New Records Set at the Sectional Meet
How do you top a record setting triple jump at the conference meet? If you're freshmen Riley Ammenhauser, you come out and jump a new record of 39'4 on her first triple jump, qualifying for the state meet. On her second jump, Riley jumped a monstrous 40'6 jump to win the sectionals and continue her record setting ways. Congratulations, Riley!
The 200m Dash record was set 7 years ago. On Thursday night, a new record holder emerged in MiKenna Robinson. She is the first female athlete at Neuqua to sprint to sub 25 seconds with a time of 24.92 in the 200. Congratulations, MiKenna!
The record setting night also included Corinna Pena. She broke the previous 1600m Run as the first female Neuqua athlete to run under 5 minutes in the 1600. At Sectionals, Corinna dropped her record 1600 time further to a 4:58.57. Congratulations, Corinna!
Week of May 14
Monday, May 14th: Practice from 2:45-5:00 for state qualifiers, unveiling of Corinna Pena's Booster picture
Tuesday, May 15th: Practice from 2:45-5:00, Uniform Turn in right after school, End of the Season Banquet 6:00pm
Wednesday,May 16th: Practice from 3:00-5:00
Thursday, May 17th: Send of Breakfast for state qualifiers 7:45/Leave for State 9:00am
Friday, May 18th: State Meet Preliminaries
Saturday, May 19th: State Meet Finals
Those who have qualified to participate in the State meet will be given specific information for our trip to Charleston at practice on Monday.
Booster Picture Unveiling
All are welcome to support Corinna Pena as her new Booster Club portrait will be unveiled at 6:15pm in the Commons at the main campus.
Uniform Turn In
Tuesday, May 15th- please wash and dry all pieces of the team uniform that were checked out to you at the beginning of the season and return them to the coaches right after school on Tuesday. We will be meeting in the athletic cage area directly behind the PE office. This also includes backpacks that were given to seniors and the varsity athletes. A fine will be issued for any missing pieces of the uniform not returned.
End of the Season Banquet
All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the 2018 season on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00pm in the LMC of the main campus. Cake will follow the banquet.
Thank you to all who have donated to the team fund this year. We have raised $485. If you would still like to donate to help defray the costs of the pasta parties, awards, and end of the season banquet, please send a check made out to Neuqua Valley and include your daughter's ID number and a phone number.
Go Wildcats Track and Field!