UPCOMING RACES: May 2017
Sat 5/27: Southernmost Seminoles 5K
Higgs Beach, Key West
8 AM – a morning race this year
This is the final race of our Spring Grand Prix Season. Lace ‘em up and get some points!!
Click that silver thing above to see the latest standings.
NICOLE ROCKS THE STATE MEET!
Congratulations to Key West High School sophomore Nicole Matysik for an incredible performance at the two-
On Friday afternoon, Nicole broke her own School Record (SR) in the 800 Meters, taking a hard-
That was the warmup. The 3200 was The Show. Class 2A is loaded in the distance races, and Nicky has butted heads with most of them more than once before. She has gotten to know them as friends, and as competitors. She has also learned how they race and has learned how to race against them. Patient and stealthy, she stalked the early leaders as they pushed the pace in the first few laps, used a steady 1:20-
But the show was not over. On Saturday, in the howling wind, Nicole ran to another silver medal – again only beaten by Collier (whose 2:05.29 clocking in the 800 earlier this year is ranked #1 in the USA), Nicky used smart pacing and a killer finish to outrace her other chief rivals in 4:57.65, the third fastest 1600 in school history, trailing only her 4:56.32 run at Regionals a week before, and her SR of 4:55.93 set in winning Districts the week before that.
Outstanding job by Nicole and her coach Terence White on a great finish to a great season. They are contemplating taking the trip up to North Carolina for the New Balance National Meet in mid-
Nicole was The Show Of Shows, but a good contingent of Keys runners also competed at States.
Conch freshman Robert Pedroza was the only other medalist, running a strong race in the 1600 to take 5th place in 4:25.43, and slice :00.06 off the SR he had set at Regionals.
KW soph Owen Allen just missed medaling with his 9th place finish in the 3200. Owen finished the season having chopped almost 20 seconds of Everett Wagner’s SR.
Marathon’s boys 4x800 Meter Relay of senior Joel Zaila, eighth-
In the 400, Keygan ran :51.60 to place 9th, just missing a qualifying spot for the 400 final by :00.16. (His prelim time would have placed him third in the final.) He also just missed in the 800, placing 9th in 2:02.21.
Joel placed 15th in the 1600 in 4:44.13 after running 10:17.48 for 11th in the 3200 the night before. Aydan was 14th in 10:28.34 in the same race.
Dolphin Junior Takara McKnight ran :27.66 for 16th in the 200 as the lone representative of the MHS girls team.
So a successful T&F season is over, and we all look ahead to Cross Country. Mark Saturday 9/28/17 on your calendar as the date for the 2017 Monroe County Championship Meet at KWGC.
CLUB ELECTION AT THE JUNE SOCIAL
Your current Board:
President: Mary Ann Nelson *
Vice President: Dr. Dedra Ling
Treasurer: Don Nelson *
Recording Secretary: Chelsea Stamy
Corresponding Secretary: Rick MacKenzie
* = stepping down on 5/31
***SUNSET SAIL WITH FURY***
KWSR June Meeting &
Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00 PM
Sunset Sail includes:
Food, Beverages, Music, Camaraderie
Cast your vote for the Board of Directors!
GRAND PRIX AWARDS PRESENTATION!!
We crown our Champions and reward AG winners!
The Best Part:
The Club will pay your way!
WHAT?? My $25 annual dues include a Sunset Sail, with free food and drinks??? No, can’t be.
YES YES YES, IT’S TRUE!!!
—–> BUT <—–
YOU MUST RSVP
(see link, below)
and your dues must be current
(see link, above)
The Details: “Commotion on the Ocean” 6/7/17
Check in at Fury Booth near Conch Republic Seafood Company by 6:00 — 5:45 is even better.
Don will have tickets for all members that have RSVP’ed. If you show up without having done the RSVP thing, you’ll need to buy yer own ticket.
We need to have a total head count BY JUNE 5TH to give to Fury, so respond early!! The sooner you RSVP the more fun you’ll have!
Our Sunset Sail will include complementary beverages (alcoholic and non-
ACTIVE Club members receive a complementary rate to attend the social.
*** If you have a family member who is interested in attending and/or joining the club, you must have your membership fees up-
If you do not have a family membership, the club will cover only the members. Others will have to pay. (Hint: upgrade to a Family Membership and save bigtime.)
Also, kids 3-
*** If you have a friend who is interested in joining the club and attending the social, they must become members and pay their membership fee PRIOR to the social date.
*** If you have a friend who wants to attend and does not want to become a member, they are more than welcome to attend…but will need to take care of their Sunset Sail ticket individually.
We are looking forward to a wonderful time on the beautiful waters of Key West.
> email firstname.lastname@example.org – PLEASE put “RSVP Sunset Sail” in the subject line to separate yourself from all that junk mail that we all get.
> OR, post your RSVP on our Facebook page.
One last thing: on such trips, it is customary to tip the crew. They get paid low wages and depend on tips. Since you’re not paying to take the ride, drop some cash in their bucket.
RSVP right now!! We’ll see ya on the 7th!!
JOIN THE MORNING RUN GROUP!
The group meets on Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 6:00 AM at White Street Pier for a casual few miles in the pre-
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