Friday, November 28, 2008

Stevens Point Area High School Cross Country Dynasty

I just checked out the SPASH cross country website (Stevens Point High School in Wisconsin)and found some amazing numbers:

The conference meet is always something special, no matter how many times you have won it. This just happened to be our 21st consecutive title and our 31st in the last 32 years. It was also our 32nd consecutive J.V. title, something I am equally proud of.

Our J.V.s posted a perfect score for the 15th time and the 9th year in a row. It’s a nice accomplishment, especially when you consider Wausau East moved a few of their varsity guys down for disciplinary reasons.

That level of dedication brought us our 9th state title and our 15th trophy in our 30state appearances. It is also the 23rd time we have been in the top 5 teams.

* 5 SPASH runners broke 17 minutes!

Note: SPASH is coached by a former UW-Stevens Point teammate of mine, Donn Behnke. I might be mistaken but I believe he did not coach the team that one year they did not win the conference meet. I was back for a visit last year and asked Donn if he has his athletes do anything special with drills, flexibility, etc. The answer? "No time- I've got close to 100 kids out for cross country- we just run."

article about the state meet in the stevens point journal.

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