Hawks Sports Weekly Highlights!
(Above: 8th Grader Lulu Ezekwenna)
The SHSH track team had a terrific season, dominating most meets. Hard work is contagious, and this was evidenced in practice. Hill sprints, for example, in which the athletes sprint up and down a different graded hills to build strength, gave the athletes a chance to push themselves at their own pace and learn how to approach training depending on the distances run. The coaches were happy to see the initiative taken as friends worked hard together, encouraging each other to do one more repetition. The athletes are learning the value in the training process, and this is critical to success. Over the course of the season, we introduced different drills to help the athletes improve their form and technique. Use of arms, high knees, relaxation, body angles, baton passing, and race tactics were some of the topics that were introduced and reinforced. We were fortunate and thankful to have so many parents come to watch the meets, which further inspired these runners to do their best. These athletes were truly a pleasure to coach, and made us proud.
Yesterday’s meet, the sixth and final, was a terrific finish to the season.
The girls finished first in the 100m (Camryn Gregory, 14.6), first, third, and fifth in the 200m (Camryn Gregory, 30.5, Lulu Ezekwenna, 31.0, Lucy Bronson, 32.9), fourth in the 400m (Alex Ellerstein, 1:16.5), first in the 4X100m (Lucy Bronson, Lulu Ezekwenna, Nathalie Vieux-Gresham, Camryn Gregory, 1:02.6), first in the 4X200m (Nathalie Vieux-Gresham, Madison Flemming, Lulu Ezekwenna, Lucy Bronson, 2:13.3), and first in the 4X400m (Sarah Calvo, Madison Flemming, Amy Cunningham, Alex Ellerstein, 5:55.2).
The boys finished first in the 200m (Andrew Franks, 26.4), first, third, and fourth in the 400m (Samuel Carman, 1:02.6, Daniel Daza, 1:04.0, Anton Van Schaik, 1:06.8), first in the 1600m (Theo Bammi, 5:28.4), first in the 4X200m (Anton Van Schaik, AJ Daniels, Daniel Daza, Andrew Franks, 1:55.7), first in the 4X400m (Jax Floyd, Daniel Daza, Theo Bammi, Samuel Carman, 5:02.2) and third and fifth in the 100m (AJ Daniels, 14.7, Jax Floyd, 16.3), All athletes gave their all with each meet. Two examples from yesterday are Samuel Carman in the 400m and Camryn Gregory in the 200m, who both took the lead at the very end, giving us all a very exciting finish.
The Hawks Baseball Team came out ready to take on an undefeated Calhoun on Monday afternoon… Undefeated until they played the Hawks, that is! Calhoun took an early one run lead. With the support of our fellow teammate Henry Kuck, The Hawks responded with two runs in the first. Anton Stengel led off with a shot up the middle. Anton stole two bases and Thomas Scholtz hit a blast which scored Anton. John Collins came up and hit a bomb to right for a triple and drove in Thomas Scholtz. In the third inning Anton Stengel had another great hit up the middle. Thomas Scholtz blasted another shot to right. John Collins came up and hit another bomb to center to score Anton and Thomas. Jimmy Symonds made a key catch in right to keep the Hawks ahead. Landon Thomas pitched a complete game and struck out nine Calhoun batters. The Hawks won the game 4-3! The Hawks are now 5-2, and looking to end their season with win against LFNY on Tuesday May 19th at 4:00pm.
The Hawks Softball Team defeated Cathedral in the bottom of the 4th inning on Thursday to secure their first win! The team was supported by outstanding pitching of Faith Sanchez and superb hitting of Jordan Blair. The team looks forward to next weeks final game of the season against Trevor Day on Thursday May 21st at 4:00pm.