Coed Varsity Track · T&F Captain’s Picks (QO & Dam @ WM)


Following each division meet this season, each captain will pick their “performer of the meet” based on whatever criteria they think fit that makes their teammates stand out in a positive way.

Here are the picks for the meet at Watkins Mill versus WM and Damascus on 4/11/18. There were over 115 personal bests (PRs) set at this meet that was the season opener for most athletes.

MEET RESULTS

Captain: Elizabeth Cassell 

1. Who is your pick as performer of the meet?

Elizabeth Cassell and Jason Kearney

Jason Kearney

2. What did they do that stood out to you to deserve this recognition?

Jason ran a 10 second personal record the first meet of the season in the 3200.

3. What does your choice do on a daily basis to make our team better?

Jason always gives one hundred percent in all of the workouts, and is always ready for the next repetition without complaint.

4. Is there anything else we should know about why the teammate you chose is awesome?

When he’s hurting, he never makes excuses of why he’s doing poorly, but continues to put in the work. When he’s doing well, he never brags about his achievements, but sets a new even higher goal.


Captain: Kayla Martin

Kayla Martin and Olivia Meyers

1. Who is your pick as performer of the meet?

Olivia Meyers

2. What did they do that stood out to you to deserve this recognition?

Even though she was tired and everyone had finished running the mile, Olivia still finished the race strong by sprinting the last 100 meters in order to break 8 minutes.

3. What does your choice do on a daily basis to make our team better?

Choosing Olivia shows the team that even though you are not winning the race that you continue to push through your event and try to get a better time.

4. Is there anything else we should know about why the teammate you chose is awesome?

The mile race was the first race that Olivia has done after she recovered from some adversity that previously stood in her way.


Chris Thoms & Taylor Wonnacott
1. Who is your pick as performer of the meet?
Taylor Wonnacott
2. What did they do that stood out to you to deserve this recognition?
 Taylor raced amazingly well at our tri-meet by competing in four different events while he was sick. It is great to see someone act as tough as he did during meets and workouts, while still having a good attitude.
3. What does your choice do on a daily basis to make our team better?
Taylor always pushes hard on workouts and makes runs more enjoyable when he is running with us, due to his great sense of humor. He makes coming to practice all the more enjoyable.
4. Is there anything else we should know about why the teammate you chose is awesome?
Taylor is not only a good runner, but also a soccer player and more importantly, a pole vaulter and often has to put in extra work running before his pole vault practice.
Aidan Cordle and Joe Ripple

Captain: Aidan Cordle

1. Who is your pick as performer of the meet?
Joe Ripple
2. What did they do that stood out to you to deserve this recognition?
He struggled through his first few throws, but then refocused on his fundamentals and went on to PR in discus and set a season record in Shotput.
3. What does your choice do on a daily basis to make our team better?
Joe tries his hardest every single practice, creating an environment of self improvement for the rest of the team.
4. Is there anything else we should know about why the teammate you chose is awesome?
Joe is always greeting everyone with a smile, make sure to follow in his example.