Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TMA Track Team Hosts Community Meet

This past Saturday, teachers, mentors, tutors, friends, and family all finally got a chance to strut their stuff against TMA’s track stars after weeks of build-up, anticipation, and a little trash talk.

The first ever Community Track Meet took place in Northwest DC at Banneker Track. The event was the eighth and final meet of what has been an incredibly successful first track season.

Chris Ridout talks about his record breaking day.

School records fell throughout the day. Nobody could catch Chris Ridout as he raced to three new records (in the 55, 200, and 400 meter dashes). Courtney Jones (55 meter dash), Nakiah Ferrell (200 meter dash), and Nadean Talley and Kijon James (mile) also set school records.

Courtney Jones after her 55 meter dash.

There were lots of great moments throughout the day. Ms. Allison, Ms. Fried, Ms. Jones, and Ms. Juskewycz all did well in the sprints, even though Sunday brought many sore and rediscovered muscles. Ms. Johnston, Ms. Williams, and Ms. Dalton all ran the 800 together and provided Alexis Fenwick with some quality competition. Mr. Kaplan just barely outkicked Delonte Nash in an exciting finish in the men’s 800 (you can see Kaplan glancing over his shoulder to peek at his competition in the pictures). And Mr. Hanson and mentors John McCabe and Tyler Hall rolled back the years by running more than one race.

Coach Scogin and Coach Addison would like to thank all of you who came out to support our athletes. This season has been incredibly rewarding and we look forward to continue building the TMA Track team next year.

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