Last Updated 06/22/2008 03:28 PM
2007 Cross Country History
Dailey, Katrina Maricocchi, Katelyn Sussli, Hayley Hillberg, Alaina Kappner,
Claire Williams, Megan Downey, Katherine Holly, Rita Maricocchi, Molly
McGeeney, Courtney Naber, Caitlyn Rowane, Hannah Sagel, Sarah Stark,
Danielle Stiene, Randi Dailey, Maggie Moeller, and Rebecca Shulte.
These are the names of the girls who sweated, worked their hardest,
and sometimes lost their lunches…the 2007 SMAC Cross Country
This was SMAC’s biggest cross country team ever, eighteen girls.
And it was one of the greatest cross country teams ever!
There was also another first this season.
SMAC’s season record was 81-14…the best ever for SMAC Cross
Country!!! From nine meets in
which everyone did great to two new “nuts”, SMAC had a sensational
season. The first meet was the
Moeller Meet. The temperature
was over one hundred degrees so the race was shortened to one and a half
miles instead of two. But no
worries, through the intense heat SMAC still did great and kept their
unbelievable spirits up.
Some other meets in which SMAC participated in were Hillsboro-
fourth place, Mason- fifth place, Milford- second place, New Richmond-
second place, St. Xavier- fourth place, Wyoming- second place, and the
All-Star Meet- which was done individually by only some girls.
Along with the Moeller Meet, Wyoming and Mason were also very warm,
just not warm enough to stop the SMAC’ers!!!
Hillsboro was by far the earliest meet but there was nice weather. J
The Xavier meet was pretty cool because to finish we got to run
across the football field! But
one of the best meets was city championships.
All of the SMAC’ers put forth their best effort so the team could
finish in first place for the small schools division for the fifth time in
six years!!! GO SMAC!!!
The 2007 SMAC Cross Country Team could not have achieved its great
success without its coaches or eighth grade captains.
The captains were Katelyn Sussli and Dani Dailey who did an
absolutely wonderful job as team leaders especially with how many new
runners there were. The coaches
for SMAC were Dave Prenger, Dave Robinson, Kim Dailey, and SMAC’s very
own photographer, Kim Downey. Along
with these four there were many other parents that helped out and
encouraged us to do our best. Coach
Robinson, one of the assistant coaches joined the team in the middle of the
season and started coming one or two days a week.
But the “SMAC BUG” quickly bit him and now he comes to all of
the runs and is helping out with SMAC Track.
The head coach was Dave Prenger.
He did a sensational job and made running fun for the team just as
he has done for the past 6 years as a head coach for SMAC Cross Country.
Putting SMAC into words is extremely difficult because there is so
much spirit and fun and hard work going on at every practice that you
can’t help but want to be a part of it all.
Their spirit shines through their pink uniforms, when they scream
SMAC while they stretch and at the end of a meet or practice where they do
a prayer circle praying to 9 specific saints and shouting meaningful
quotes. Even though the SMAC
team has a great attitude and a lot of spirit, that doesn’t mean that
they can’t be pretty sneaky and unpredictable.
But through all of SMAC’s unpredictability you can always be sure
of one thing…we wear our pink with pride!
By: Rita Maricocchi
SMAC Running Club, Loveland, Ohio
Comments or problems
can be sent to Dave Prenger