Don't forget to log your long run for this week on the Running 2 Win website!! :)
Week of June 26 Varsity athletes are encouraged to run 4 days this week. JV/Frosh 3days
Weight room is also an option 11:30-12:30 M/T/TH
WE will practice as a team on Monday 8am River and Thursday 7pm @ Leita Thompson Park (off 92..we meet in the large parking lot ) directions
Weight room is also an option 11:30-12:30 M/T/TH
July 1-July 15 DEAD weeks train on your own
All athletes should run 4 days a week. :)
July 16-21 CAMP :) ALL others will practice @River Monday and Wednesday 8am and Leita Thompson Park Thursday @7pm. WE will have 1 2/day workout to mimic what the athletes are doing at camp.
July 24 MANDATORY PRACTICE FOR ALL ATHLETES RUNNING XC 7:30-9:00 M-F and 6-7pm T/Th
July 31 School begins :(
September 23 We have a meet...make your fall break plans so that you can attend this meet and also return by 9/28 (Thursday).
Congratulations to the Boys AND Girls teams who each finished as Region 7 AAAAAA Runner-Up. We were in a very tough region with some great teams and very talented athletes. Our teams fought hard and gave it their very best, which is all that we ever ask of them. We are so proud to have such a competitive team looking forward to what the future holds! Our athletes can hold their heads up high because they did an outstanding job! Special congratulations and good luck to those who advanced on to sectionals.
Cobb County JV Championships
An outstanding showing from Pope athletes! We had many great performances that show a very bright future ahead. Happy for those athlets that got to finish the season with a great meet and for those headed on to compete at the Region meet and beyond!
Congratulations to the following athletes who placed top 8 in their event and scored team points!
Track And Field Message to Athletes
Regardless of the setting, attitude and effort are two characteristics that I believe everyone has control over and are imperative to grasp as the foundation of their success. As an athlete you must keep a positive attitude at all times. You are what you tell yourself and subsequently you are what you hear. Positive athletes with a strong inner awareness can become self-confident, self-disciplined, and successful role models.
The bus for the STATE meet will depart Pope 7:30 on Saturday. Athletes who are not competing are invited to sign up and pay $5 to attend the meet and post race meal.
Boys will compete at 11:00 girls 1145 at Carrollton HS.
Pope had a great day at the 7AAAAAA Region Championships! The boys continued their impressive season with TEAM wins in the Open, JV and Varsity divisions. Representing the Greyhounds at the State meet on 11/5 will be Pieter, Josh, Walt, Jacob, Axel, Will, KC, Nick, Joel and Cole. Congrats BOYS!!!
The Girls also had a good day with a TEAM win in the Open division, 2nd place in the JV division and 5th in the Varsity. Heather dug deep and qualified INDIVIDUALLY for the State meet with Heather placing on the 2nd ALL REGION team!!!! Congrats, girls, on a GREAT season!!
Pope had a great day at the Cass Cartersville Invitational. ALL teams received trophies with numerous athletes securing top 10 overall positions. Ben WON the JV race with Will B one step right behind. Conor, Cole and WIll W rounded out the scoring for the JV TEAM Champion Hounds. The JV girls placed 2nd overall and were led by Bella and McKenna with Maggie, Aurora, Bella and Lindsey finishing in a strong pack. VERY excited about what this young group of Greyhounds can do in the future!!
The Varsity teams were also impressive with the boys finishing as CHAMPIONS and the girls as team runner up!! Jacob WON the boys race in impressive fashion with Pieter having one of his best races of the season finishing 2nd overall. The blue wave continued with Axel (3rd), Josh (4th) and Walt (5th) to secure the perfect score. Showing the strength of the team, Will Br. and Joel both finished in the top 15 and received medals for their efforts. The Varsity girls were led by Heather, Hope and Darden who all finished in the medal count with Abbey and Peyton rounding out the top 5 scoring. GREAT DAY GREYHOUNDS!!! pope results
Pope had a fantastic day at the Cobb County Championships yesterday. THe JV girls started off the day with a TEAM win highlighted by Abbey's Runner-UP race with Hannah Rose, Peyton, Reece and Bella all having strong performances!!! The Boys JV race was very exciting as Will ran to a to JV County Runner-up position and TEAM 2nd place finish. Also running strong for the Pups were KC, Cole ,Conor and WilII.
Our VARSITY Hounds also had a great day as Heather (8th) and Hope(14th) led the girls along with Darden, Kaitlyn and Lindsey rounding out the top 5 positions.
In the final race of the day the boys VARSITY team hit the county with a wave of BLUE that has never been seen before! Jacob finished 8th overall and just behind him Pieter, Josh, Walt and Axel left no doubt who the COUNTY CHAMPIONS were for 2016!!!! Congrats to all!!! Results
Congrats to the Pope XC team who stood TOUGH at the first major competition of the season!! Leading the Varsity boys were Jacob, Walt, Axel, Josh and Pieter, with a :22 split from 1st to 5th runne..r, and rounding out the top 7 were Will and Joel to finish 3rd out of 27 teams. The girls were led by Heather and Hope who ran shoulder to shoulder the whole way and finished with impressive with sub 20:00 performances. The rest of the Varsity girls, also ran well as a group with numerous PR's Abbey, Darden, Hannah Rose, Reece, Kaitlyn, all contributed to a solid 9th place finish. See finish line videos HERE
Congrats to the POPE XC teams who performed well at the Sandy Creek Kick Off this weekend. Leading the Varsity Greyhouds to a Boys TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP were Jacob, Walt, Josh, Axel and Pieter. The Varsity girls were led by Heather, Hope, Abbey, Hannah Rose and Darden to a 3rd place overall finish.
The JV Hounds were also very impressive and WON both the boys and girls TEAM Championship!!! Results
Thanks Coach Cole for the quality photos!!
East Cobb Challenge Meet