Yesterday, The Cottage School Track and Field teams experienced fun, fitness and much learning under a cloudless crisp sky at the Parkview track and field Need for Speed II. In the field events, Emmi Dillehay and Leah Maresca put the shot 16’03 and 13’08, respectively.  In the discus, Maresca tossed the implement inside the vectors 19’01, as Dillehay scratched each of her attempts while continuing to learn the intricacies of the art.  Alyssa Briggs leapt 11’06.25” in the horizontal jump (long).   Alyssa Briggs and Ana Mills kicked affairs off on the track with their tie in the 100m dash of 17.20.  Bri Worrell ran a gutsy 400m after the challenging 1600m in 1:27.48, and her 1600m in 7:27.  Alex Nebel and Grace Marriott (who is fighting a cold) ran in the second flight of the girls 800m and raced across the line in 3:16.54 and 3:37.54, respectively.  Nebel and Marriott ran in the same heat in the 1600m with times of 7:14 and 7:20, respectively.  Grace and Bri slugged it out in the long-suffering 3200m race in 15:28 and 16:46.  The 4X400m relay team of Marriott, Nebel, Mills and Briggs placed 5th in 5:59 to conclude the events of the evening.

For the boys, Colton Parks, Drew Elliott, Toby Nwokedi and Andrew Marriott raced the electrifying 100m dash in 13.76, 14.37, 15.34 and 18.23, respectively.  In the 200m contest, Kyle Kimble ran 25.232, as Colton Parks raced to a 28.49 and Andrew Marriott leaned in for a 34.76.  Aidan Briggs ran sub 60 seconds in the quarter mile with a 59.67 while Alex Yager ran 1:09.31.  In the 800m, Nick Daugherty raced in the first flight with the big guns and placed 9th overall with a 2:16.36, while Nick Helm ran 2:50.36.  In the coveted Dream Mile (1600m) Daugherty and Daniel Byman both raced among the Greyhounds in the first flight and managed a 5:18 and 5:43.  Unfortunately, due to a myriad of injuries and illnesses, in our bread and butter event, only one student-athlete toed the line, and Chip Payne ventured into the pain cave for 15:26.  While the boys failed to report for the 4X100m relay, the contingency of Daugherty, Byman, Hogg and Kimble managed to score some valuable points in the 4X400m relay in 5th position.  Aidan Briggs scored a point with an 8th place finish in the high jump in 5’04” (his best leap last year), while Alex Hogg placed 9th at 5’00”, and Daniel Byman placed 10th with the same height, with an additional missed clearance to Hogg.  In the long jump, Kyle Kimble garnered two points for the Cougars with a leap of 18’00.75” as Aidan Briggs grabbed a point in 8th at 18’00”.  In the shot put, Aidan Misnuner placed 11th with a heave of 31’09.75” and Nick Voorhees threw one deep for 23’08”.  Toby Nwokedi placed 14th in the discus with a toss of 66’00, as Voorhees went 45’02, and Misnuner spun one for 43’10.

The stage is set.  Nothing is beyond us.  Citius, altius, fortius.