2019 SCHEDULE

attitude+effort+team=winning

 
#REFUSETOLOSE
With a full committed team spirit and a championship mindset this year's team can accomplish more than we ever have.   Let's go to work and pull on the oars in the same direction.
We bring back more talent for the 2019 season than we've ever had.    If we focus on working hard, making good choices, supporting each other and having fun, nothing can stop us.   Do this and we win no matter what our team scores says.
Varsity, JV, Open.   Guys and girls.  We are going to be tough to beat!     Our best year ever?  YOU BET!
RACE NEWS | RESULTS
STATE

> Guys 3rd.  Lowest place, score ever

> Girls 4th, Lowest score ever

> Josh 9th, Ashley 7th.

AREA

> A little rain couldn't rain on our parade.

> 2nd Girls Varsity, 2nd JV & 5h open

> 3rd Guys Varsity, 2nd JV and Open

> 60 lifetime bests.

> Evan for the WIN

MILE MADNESS

> Miles were run.

> Costumes were worn.

> Madness as in the air.

> SENIORS RULE!

PICKENS

> 4 races.  4 team wins!

> 14 lifetime PRs.  Ben by :53!

> Madness as in the air.

> SENIORS RULE!

GREAT AMERICAN

> We got to watch the #1 girl in America run 16:22 and the #1 and #2 boy's teams in the country do battle.

> Guys Varsity got 2nd in the Seeded Race.  Almost pulled off the win.

> Several lifetime bests

WINGFOOT

> Most competitive XC race in Georgia

> Varsity & JV guys both 7th

> JV girls a team best 4th.  Varsity 12th.

> Average team finish of all varsity & JV races we rank behind only Harrison, St Pius, South & Marist.  Not bad company.

> Eliza was awesome!  So was Eli & James & Sophia and Erika.

WARPATH

> Guys Varsity wins!  Open guys perfect.

> Guys and Girls JV 2nd.

> 38 lifetime PRs

> 13 more runners hit the lettering time.

> We did great with starting faster.

> Zoe comes to visit!

ORTHO/COVERED BR

> WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!

> Ortho Championship girls 4th/guys 8th

> CB Varsity/JV girls 8th. 

> CB Varsity guys 14th/JV 6th

> 9 guys, 11 girls hit varsity lettering time

> The point of this weekend was to get experience in big, crowded, talented races and figure out how to race competitively in these kinds of "championship feel" races.

TEAM STATE MEET TREND

Our average guys and girls finish in the state meet the last 3 years ranks us #5 in 7A.   Time to get guys and girls both on the podium

TEAM TT SOLID RESULTS.  EXCELLENT ATTITUDE & EXECUTION OF THE RACE PLAN

WFHSXC kicked off the 2019 campaign with our team TT at the location of the Mountain Invitation in Unicoi State Park.   Seniors Reece Cato and Izzy Ptacek led with squads with times that were better than last season's race leaders (Jeremy Ericson & Haley Tillery) on the same course.   Good conditions and slightly lower cut grass fields this year vs last.  After a LONG bus ride, athletes nailed a shortened warm up / race prep period and passed the "race reherasal" with flying colors.  This TT should give our runners confidence at our first real meet of the season.  We busted off the rust and starting learning how to suffer again.   

 

Top 5 guys and girls times were faster than last year and our split times between #1 and #5 was smaller.   If we remain confident and if every person on the team will work towards being their best, we will be a dangerous team in 2019!  

Shouts out to Josh Whedbee and Aidan Murray.  Our most improved guys compared to last year's TT.   Ditto Addie LaCotti and Jenna Burrow for the ladies.

FAIRWAYS Focus on process for race #1

 

Our challenge this week was to work on being excited, to lead and ask, to nail down our pre-race activities, to try hard the 2nd mile and to cheer for our team.   All the while, our minds were 4 ZOE who was a huge part of our team, even if she couldn't be there. 

Team results were very encouraging.  3 team wins on the guys side.  2 2nd place finishes and a 5th, even with our team missing a few key runners, on the girl's side.

We will be better having run a tough course, in tough conditions for our first meet.  Experiencing tough makes us better because XC is a toughness sport.

KICK OFF CLASSIC Fun times

 

We ran well and had a long fun day on the beach.  What's not to like?

4 races.  3 team wins and a 2nd place.  Pretty REFUSETOLOSE kind of outing.  Izzy and Caroline get individual race wins.  Coaches win the volleyball tournament.

Lots of fun competitive finishes.  If we were as brave the middle mile as we were the last 80 meters our team would be unstoppable.    Every race you learn more about how much you can push at different spots in a race.  Learn, get better in practice and try again.  That is how improvement happens.   Do the work to win your own golden plunger every day.