Sunday, August 14, 2011

It all starts tomorrow!

Cross country in the Bitterroot. I love it. I just finished a long summer of driver's education and am looking forward to a few days off before teascher days you'd think I'd want XC season to start a little later in the month. Nope. I hope you, like me, are "jacked" for the 2011 season of the Broncs!

What a special opportunity to challenge yourself both physically and mentally. What an incredible opportunity to be around quality people, encourage teammates and be encouraged by teammmates. There really is no other sport like it.

Practice starts tomorrow at 8:30 am at HHS. Be sure to have a physical and be ready to sweat:) Come with an attitude of gratitude and be your best.

See you then.

Coach Albert

Monday, August 1, 2011

State Champs!!

Congratulations to Kaurie and her Bitterroot River Rat swim teammates on winning the 2011 Montana Federation State Swimming Championship. We spent a hot weekend in Beautiful Chinook Montana cheering on the boys and girls in black. They were all very impressive. Four kids won individual "high point" honors.

The team was led by four seniors pictured above: Kaurie, Jake Wood, Nelly Moran and Graham Silcher. The team will really miss these kids next summer.

Kaurie finished 2nd in the 200 individual medley where she swims all four strokes. She also swam her lifetime personal record in this event. Additionally, she took 3rd overall in the 400 meter free style. This was a great race. She could have easily placed 6th but competed with a very tight field to finish ahead of these challengers.

She took 6th in the 100 meter free style and her IM relay team won the state title in that event. Nelly took second in the 100 meter breast stroke and Zander won the 100 meter butterfly state title. It was a terrific meet and a great season! Congratulations Bitterroot. We are all very proud of you!

Coach Albert

P.S. Great news: Kaurie is the newest member of Whitworth University's swim team!!