Coming up with their best effort of the season, both Eagle Track and Field teams won the Sea-Tac League Track and Field Championships on May 1, 2021.
The lady Eagles won their first-ever Sea-Tac Track and Field Championship on Saturday! The Eagles had a great team effort Saturday, with many athletes scoring in the league championship event.
This season was just the third year of track and field at JPII. We did not have a season last year.
The boy’s team also won the Sea-Tac League Championship last Saturday. The Eagle guys won their second Sea-Tac League title in the last three years.
It is impossible to single out just a few people when it comes to championships. Every single person on the team contributed to the League titles yesterday. Some athletes had personal breakthroughs mentally and physically; others won Sea-Tac League Championships. Some sacrificed for the team by running multiple events, while others left everything on the track.
To say I was proud of the team effort yesterday is an understatement. I’ve learned never to take for granted what we all saw yesterday. Youth at their finest—working hard, giving it their all, leaning on their faith, and encouraging each other and other teams. Who could ask for anything more?
Both teams looked sharp the entire meet and looked as though they could challenge a state championship if we had a state meet this year.
I do want to take a moment to recognize all of our seniors.
Congratulations to Kobe D., Emeline R., Holley N., Joshua B., Maggie L., and Joe O. for an outstanding meet and career at JPII. All performed super well last Saturday.
Congrats to Joshua, Kobe, and Maggie for winning individual Sea-Tac Championships!
Joe, Holley and Emeline all ran season bests on Saturday. I should also mention that Kobe went undefeated in the Sea-Tac Competition in track and cross-country. He never lost a race his senior year. And Joshua was the leader in the entire State of Washington at various times in the season in the triple jump. Kobe and Joshua led the state in their main events in our classification as well.
Our seniors were all ranked high in the state and had a chance to reach the podium if we had a state meet this year.
I also want to congratulatethe many other JPII athletes who made the league championship podium on Saturday! Awesome job!
I want to thank my assistant coaches Dr. Tracey Russell, Mr. Ken Pitman, Mr. John Schultz, and Mr. Kondrat, for all their hard work this year. They are a fantastic group of coaches.
Thanks to Dr. Russell and Mr. Kondrat for their coordination of all the sprint and field events at every meet as well.
Thanks to the parent volunteers who sacrificed their time each week to run the long jump and the triple jump at all the League meets. You folks are stellar!
And last but to least, thanks to JPII staff for all the time and attention to the COVID protocol checks each week. This process was a lot of work. We appreciate your efforts.
It takes a lot of people with different skill sets to make any team successful.
We are thankful to the Lord for the many blessings this season!