Despite the challenges of the past week, the heat and the smoke and the uncertainty of Saturday, the Delta Hawks showed up in force and ran super tough at the Josh Ruff Memorial Invite in Folsom! We are especially impressed with our newest Hawks - for some of these athletes this was their first race ever - way to go!
Our boys’ team placed 3rd overall, with Elias taking the overall win and Matthew running strong to finish 5th overall. New Hawk Oliver Charkiewicz finished 20th to earn himself a medal and place third on the team, while Charlie and Lou rounded out the scoring Hawks.
Our girls’ team placed 5th even without Adeleine, who was out with an injury, led by newcomer Annie Villavicencio finishing 11th overall and Natalie’s 15th place finish. Both leaders earned themselves medals. Harper, Audrey, and Sonia rounded out the scoring for the girl Hawks.
Everyone agreed that the Willow Hill course is a tough one for the team’s first meet – it is one of the most challenging courses we ever face – but the Hawks made us all proud by fighting up those hills and giving it their best!
Mackenna deserves a huge shout out, as she epitomizes the heart of a Delta Hawk. At last year’s Josh Ruff Invite, Mackenna was new to running and still learning to push herself in workouts and races. She struggled to finish the difficult course and had to walk at times, but she didn’t give up. Mackenna has been a Hawk for over a year now, and runs with confidence even in the face of massive hills and huge fields of runners. Mackenna's perseverance was demonstrated yesterday by her six-minute PR over her time last year, and she’s only getting stronger! That type of growth is one of our key goals as a team, and she continues to make us all proud.
This coming week we have some hard workouts, a super-fun meet, and then our team outing at Jenkinson Lake! We will cover details at practice this week; meanwhile, here is this week’s schedule:
Monday: 5:30pm at Stonegate Elementary
Jog to Lock Hills, drills
3-6 x 800m intervals, full rest
10 min cool down, strength
Tuesday: rest and stretch
Wednesday: Gray and Black Group
3-4 mile easy run on your own
Thursday: 5:30pm at the Boathouse
10 min warm up, drills
20 min tempo at Marshall Hills
10 min cool down, strength
Friday: SRA Youth XC Meet #1
William B. Pond Park, Carmichael
Please arrive no later than 3:30
Saturday: Team Hang Out at Jenkinson Lake!
More details on the team app under “Events”
Arrive before 10am to join us for a long run
If you don’t get your long run in on Saturday, do it
3-6 miles, depending on fitness
As always, if you have any questions, please let us know!
Delta Hawks Coaches