Plainfield South Invitational, 3.11.16

Post date: Mar 12, 2016 5:47:04 AM

The term “PR” comes from runners. It has spread to other sports, but the “personal record” has its roots in running.

PRs are easy to calculate in track and field because of the sport’s measurement-specific nature. On Friday night at the Plainfield South Indoor Invitational, Minooka’s athletes set 13 PRs. A few more were set several miles away at the Batavia Distance Madness meet.

Out of 12 teams at Plainfield South the varsity girls finished 5th. The JV squad, which was made up largely of freshmen, brought home the first-place trophy.

Minooka won three individual JV events on the night with PRs set in all three.

The throwers had the highest percentage of individuals earn PRs, but those marks weren’t limited to field events.

Distance runners, sprinters, and hurdlers all notched PRs before the night was over.

One PR was achieved by a new hurdler who recently stayed up way past her bedtime watching YouTube videos of Olympic hurdlers.

Two others were by a single person who practiced new events just this week for the first time, and then performed great in both of them at Plainfield South.

The PR stays with you. It invites the opportunity to beat it. You can always strive to improve the person you were yesterday.

Go Indians.

— Coach Thomas