Abby’s 2016 Cross Country Season

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    Abby at the Coach Wood Memorial race

    Attending Parkview High School cross country meets has become a staple part of our fall activities since Abby took up the sport during her freshman year.  We have enjoyed watching her develop as a runner and have gone to as many of her meets as possible.

    We missed a good bit of Abby’s 2016 cross country season due to our swing through Canada, but got back in time to enjoy the last three events – the Coach Wood Memorial on October 15th, the 7A Area 4 Championships on October 22nd, and the State Championships on November 4th.  Photos of the events are included in the Gallery (see links above).

    These meets were special to Abby and her teammates.  First, individual runner performances at the Coach Wood Memorial were used to select 7 Parkview varsity runners to be on the state team.  Second, the results of the Area Championships determined which teams would go to the state championship meet, and third, participating in a state meet is just way cool.

    Abby qualified for the Parkview state team, the team reached the state meet, and they ran well, finishing 16th out of 24 teams in the 7A category.

    Gramma Jan and I attended the end of season banquet for the Parkview High School cross country team on November 15th to help Abby and her teammates celebrate their season. The team’s three coaches did a great job of recognizing the efforts made by and results achieved by each of the students who participated this year.  Abby made several trips to the awards podium. She received another school letter (her fifth sports letter in three years; earned in cross country, track, and lacrosse), she was recognized as a scholar athlete based on her academic performance, and she received the “Most Improved Female Varsity Runner” award.

    Well done Abby!  We are very proud of our #1 granddaughter!

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