News - Athletics
Ravens Athletics had another strong season, with moments of triumph and moments of disappointment. Here is a quick wrap-up of our fall sports, some collected from the coaches and others from the Athletics office.
[from Coach Zellner] With a total of twenty-three runners, the Cross Country team almost doubled in size in its second year. A motivated group of runners began practice in August and finished in October—a season that included sun and rain and heat and cold. They saw their hard work and dedication lead to solid results in several large invitational meets, which were attended by some of the top teams from around the state. These were great preparation for the competition within their own Region. At the Region Meet the Varsity Girls finished with a solid 3rd Place and several personal bests. The Varsity Boys finished with an impressive 2nd Place—behind only the eventual state champions—and qualified for the State Meet. A week later, on a warm and hilly course, they finished 9th in the State. The team was led by Max Warner, who finished 3rd at Region and earned a medal with his 9th place finish at State, and Eric Mellmer, who finished 8th at Region and 26th at State. Congratulations to all of the runners on a season that exceeded expectations!
We had double the excitement recently as the Ravens claimed State titles this Spring season. First our Men’s Tennis team played to a dramatic finish against Rowland Hall, ending up as State co-champions. Jay T Anderson won the State title in first singles, and Quinn Pritchett won in second singles. Check out the articles in the Tribune and the Deseret News. Then the Ravens Men’s Lacrosse team made a powerful run through the playoff brackets, capped by a victory over Syracuse for the State title. Read more here.
Congratulations to our hardworking, talented athletes and coaches!
Congratulations Ravens! A thrilling State Final game at Rio Tinto Stadium went to penalty kicks — and Waterford came out on top. That makes the Ravens back-to-back 2A State Champs (and 3 of the last 4 years). You can see more coverage and great photos from the Salt Lake Tribune here and from the Deseret News here.
[Photo credit: Laura Seitz/Deseret News]
Waterford Senior Sarah Chen was again chosen to be one of six women on the US National Short Track Speed-Skating team, and she will compete in the World Cup event this fall. You may remember that Sarah was featured last year in a very nice article in the Deseret News. We are proud of her and hope you’ll join us in wishing her the best as she competes at the highest levels of the sport.
(Photo credit: Thomas Di Nardo, Bella Faccie Sports Media)
Congratulations to Senior goalkeeper Jeannie Woller, who was just named the 2A Women’s soccer MVP by the Salt Lake Tribune. Jeannie led the Ravens to a 2A title this year. There is a great article about her on the Tribune website. She and five of her teammates (Caroline Coats ’15, Jamie Duke ’12, Grace Sponaugle ’15, Mistu Miyashima ’13, and Kristen Johnsen ’12) were named to the 2011 All-State teams.
[Photo credit: Leah Hogsten/Salt Lake Tribune]