2018 IS HERE and January indoor practices have started. Can you believe we have more people out for the track team than ever before? It has been good to hear of some of our athletes who stayed quite active even in the December cold and now have gone to some indoor meets. Colin Dillon stayed busy with his high hurdles and was rewarded with a second place at the first big Ohio State indoor meet. Mohammed Hamayel kept lifting and getting stronger and was thrilled to get third at that giant Ohio State indoor meet with a mark that qualifies him for the indoor state meet on March 3rd. An interesting bit of information is that the boy who won the meet cleared 16-0 and has the best mark of all high schoolers in the state!!! In other indoor news, Miamisburg graduate Noah Pastrana set the indoor pole vault record at his college. And even coach Mike Hout has had some activity as he won the pole vault in an alumni meet at his alma mater (go pride of the purple Capital University).
TURKEY TROT A large contingent of current runners, former runners, coaches and fans were present for the Turkey Trot in downtown Miamisburg. There were people here from all over.....even from Alaska!!! How great to see everyone again. There were also a number of runners at the big NIKE regionals in Terra Haute, Indiana. The end of the year banquet is also now complete. It was a great night of awards with terrific food.
DISTRICTS AND REGIONALS It was not the prettiest performance of the year for both the boy’s and girl’s teams but they got the job done at districts. Both squads qualified for the regional meet at Troy. Congrats to the Viking harriers. They came together and gave it their best at regionals and both finished a solid 15th. Congratulations to both squads on another fine year.
GWOC CHAMPIONSHIPS What a competitive meet!!! On the women’s side, we placed well but just behind four teams that will probably all be going to the state this year. Great race, Ella Davis. On the men’s side, Parker Hines led a tight pack to an impressive finish and nearly beat powerful Beavercreek. That is the closest we have been to them in years. Up next is our District meet.
FAIRMONT INVITATIONAL The guys and girls were rocking and rolling again for this fine local meet. Parker Hines led the boys with a new personal record and a top finish. The girls were led by Ella Davis who also had a personal best.
CENTERVILLE NIGHT LIGHTS MEET This is the craziest meet as the athletes run the trails in the dark - although there are generators and giant lights to shine the way. It was crazy good competition and Miamisburg was honored to be there and give it their all. They, indeed, did give their all as there were a number of personal bests. The teams were led by Corey Reese and Clementine Gates. Way to go, Vikings!!!
CEDARVILLE INVITATIONAL It was another good weekend for the Burg harriers. Parker Hines and Ella Davis once again led the two squads to a solid finish in a large field. You can see full results at finishtiming.com
THE GIANT TIFFIN CARNIVAL How great to have the opportunity run against some of the best teams in the state. Our girls and boys were ready and they finished 8th and 12th in those large races. The girls packed together led by freshman Ella Davis. The boys had a number of personal bests and were led by Parker Hines.
MIAMISBURG INVITATIONAL Can you believe both the boys and the girls squads won the big Burg invite? The boys had a great pack up front to beat Fairmont, Oakwood, Bellbrook and twenty other teams. The girls did not have a frontrunner but they sure packed ‘em in after that to handle Oakwood, Fairmont, Springfield Shawnee plus another dozen schools.
WILMINGTON INVITATIONAL The boys and girls team from Miamisburg had a great weekend with nice marks at the Wilmington Invitational. How great to see them place so high and beat some fine squads.
BOB WINS THE NATIONALS How exciting to just hear from Bob Arledge, our 84 year old vaulter who calls the Miamisburg track his home. He won the national championship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the LSU track!!! He says he did not get much press because the guy who won the 95 year old category set a world record. We are excited for him, though, and we will give him all the recognition we can. Good work, Bob!
AUGUST IS WINDING DOWN Yes, we know. The track season is over, but we had a number of people who went to camps to vault, jump, hurdle and run. Pole Vaulters continue to get some work in with the pits that are still up on the Burg track. And did you hear about the summer track club? They are doing a fabulous job. Parker Hines, Clay Campbell, Ethan Johnson and Leah Amsler were spotted at the Miamisburg pool and they say the summer cross-country workouts have been going great. The boys team will be a close knit pack and the girls team has a lot of new freshmen.
2017 TRACK SEASON We had some outstanding performances at the regionals and sent two people in three events to the state meet. Collin Dillon was second in the 110 hurdles. Tyler Johnson was second in the 300 hurdles and also fourth in the high jump. They did their best in Columbus but, unfortunately, did not come back with any medals. Did you hear that our team finished well ahead of Centerville at regionals!!!
ONE FOR THE AGES Miamisburg nearly pulled off a big upset over Centerville to win the District championship. But our bid fell just two points short. What a meet for the Vikings. We ran our tails off and had Centerville in trouble but they scored big in the 3200 and 800 to pull off the win. Our 4x400 team nearly saved the day with a giant anchor by Tyler Johnson but he fell slightly short at the end to finish second (after passing three people) and finish second in the meet. We don’t want to miss saying something about Jasaan Deering who won the 300 hurdles going away and then came back in the 4x400 and took our team from 7th to 1st. Wow!!!
GWOC WEST CHAMPS - BACK TO BACK The boys came home with a nice trophy for winning their division of the GWOC!!! Congratulations to the guys and also to the girls who competed so well, also. It was a nice finish to the season after all those rained out meets. Next up is the big District meet. Hopefully that goes well and then the Regionals and finally the State.
2017 TRACK BANQUET is set for Monday evening, the 22nd of May. Lots of good food and good ways to highlight our team.
CROSS-COUNTRY AWARDS BANQUET What a great night it was for our boys and girls teams. They both had great seasons and it was hard to say goodbye to our seniors. Thankfully, we still have track season with them. And, thankfully, we have a terrific group coming back for next year to keep our cross-country tradition alive.
TROY REGIONALS Our region is one of the toughest in the state. Still, the Viking harriers came through in the clutch and finished as well as could be expected. The boys were 12th and the girls were 13th. Now it is time for the awards banquet.
BOTH TEAMS ARE REGIONAL QUALIFIERS After a tough GWOC meet both the girls and the boys teams had solid races to move on to the giant regional meet at Troy next week. Special congratulations to our top runners Ryan Slaughenhaupt and Cat Livingston. Also, special recognition goes to Leah Amsler and Ali Lacanilao for getting personal bests at this big meet.
GWOC CHAMPIONSHIPS This meet was a very challenging day for the Miamisburg harriers. The competition was extremely tough for both the boys and the girls. When the dust finally settled, Miamisburg boys were a very respectful fourth out of 18 teams and the girls were fifth. Next up is the District meet at Cedarville.
THOMAS WORTHINGTON INVITATIONAL The lady Vikings showed some nice pack running at this highly competitive meet. Big congrats to JJ Herron and Clementine Gates for their big PRs.
FAIRMONT INVITATIONAL This big local meet yielded some great results for our boys team. We finished way up the standings and even beat Lebanon. We had some great pack running from our athletes.
CENTERVILLE NIGHT LIGHTS This is an amazing meet under the lights. This year the event had great weather and terrific runs by a number of people. Cat Livingston continued her fine running and Ryan Slaughenhaupt had a great finish sprint to lead the boys team. Special congrats goes to Thomas Williamson who led the open race the entire way and just barely got nosed out at the end, but he set a giant pr in the process.
CEDARVILLE FRIENDSHIP INVITATIONAL The good news was that both teams dodged the rain but, whew, was it windy. Still, we saw some nice running and had a good opportunity to see the new Cedarville course where we will be running our district meet later this year. Congrats to Parker Hines and Cat Livingston who were our number one runners.
TIFFIN CARNIVAL It was a tough weekend for our xc runners from Miamisburg. The competition is really really tough up at Tiffin and some of the races are huge. Still, the team performed well and placed fairly well despite the excellent competition. They headed to Cedar Point the next day and we look forward to hearing the stories from that adventure!
MIAMISBURG INVITATIONAL Both the boys and the girls team performed well at the recent Miamisburg Invitational. There were sure a lot of teams there but the boys pulled out an impressive second place finish behind the great running of Parker Hines. The girls were even more impressive as they won their race by just a couple points. They were led by Grace McGrew with terrific support from freshman J.J. Herron. After meets at Wilmington and Miamisburg the teams head to Tiffin for that giant meet. We look forward to seeing their results at finishtiming.com or maybe baumspage.com
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NATIONAL CHAMP His name is Bob Arledge and he just won another national championships in his age group (80-84). He said he even beat those in the 70 group!!! This is significant to Miamisburg because he trains on our runway and uses our pit. Congratulations Bob!!!
DISTRICT RUNNER-UP Giant congratulations to all those who competed so well at the district meet in Welcome Stadium. When it was all said and done, Miamisburg boys got to go out after the meet and received a trophy for their second place finish. How exciting!!! We had the largest number of people ever qualify for the regionals. Wow!!! And big congratz to our state qualifiers Joey Gray, Jasaan Deering and Terrell Waters.
This used to be a very active track and field website for Miamisburg...
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Check out this old cross country website with some highlights from meets.... http://miamisburgcoedcrosscountry.com