Westside School participated in the individual championship track meet recently. Athletes took home 26 medals overall, including seven gold medals. They also set 21 new Westside School records! As a result, the school has been put in the AAA meet for the team championship meet. We hope you can come support the Westside Wolves at Renton stadium this Saturday, May 30, starting at 10:00 a.m. as they compete in the team championship meet.
Reese, our male Athlete of the Week, is a talented track athlete, but what makes him great is his dedication. Reese takes every practice seriously, and works to keep his teammates focused as well. In some ways, it is like having another coach. Reese runs the 400 for Westside School this year, and he has won in each of our meets, including bringing home the gold medal last week. Reese’s best time so far this year is 1:06, but he is confident he can go faster. Reese also runs the curve on the sixth grade boys 4 x 1 relay team, and helped the team win the bronze last Saturday. The medley relay teams can be any grade, but they are usually eighth grade students and a couple seventh grade students. Coaches have pushed Reese and JP into service out of need this year for the medley relay team and they have done a great job running the first two legs. Our medley relay team finished third, so Reese either won or assisted in three medals.
Regan, this week’s female Athlete of the Week, had a great cross country season and coaches started her off in track thinking she would run the 1600 or 800, but after some hip injuries, decided to move her down to the 400. She ran fine in the preliminary meet, but not as well as she could have. The 400 is a very challenging race, and can be tough to learn how to run. After the first meet, Regan figured it out though, and won her qualifying race, and then won the gold last week in the championship meet. Her fastest time this year was 1:12, which is only one second off the girls’ school record in the 400, which is extremely impressive for a fifth grade student. Regan also anchored our fifth grade girls 4 x 1 relay team, which finished second.
Congratulations to Reese and Regan!