Coach Kraft sent an important email on the upcoming week to the team this afternoon. Please read the entire email as there is a lot of very important information in it. If you did not receive it, please email Coach Kraft.
The girls 4x400 team of Adrienne Pascucci, Phoebe Hopkins, Emma Larson and Mia Toffoli was named the ABC 40/Fox 61 Athletes of the Week after their 2nd place finish at the New England Championships. Watch the feature on the squad here.
Sophomore Mia Toffoli was named 22News Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. The complete article and video of the interview is available here: http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/sports/22news_athlete/athlete-of-the-week-mia-toffoli
The girls track and field team came away with medals yet again from the New England Track and Field Championships. Sophomore Mia Toffoli placed 4th in the 600m, running a personal best time of 1:35.08 (second all-time). She is now 17th in the United States in the event. The 4x400 squad of Adrienne Pascucci, Toffoli, Emma Larson and Phoebe Hopkins closed the season with an amazing 3rd place finish. The squad ran a new school record of 3:59.65 and is now ranked 29th in the country.
Also, earlier this week, the Republican wrote a feature story on Mia Toffoli which is available here.
EDIT: Video of the New England Races is now posted online.
Junior Alex Sullivan was named The Republican's Athlete of the Week back on February 11. Full article is available here:http://highschoolsports.masslive.com/news/article/-7168604030184254823/alex-sullivan-of-northampton-indoor-track-races-to-athlete-of-the-week/
On the heels of the most successful seasons in Northampton cross country history, the Blue Devils were recognized by The Republican as 14 members were named to the All-Scholastic teams for the fall.
For the boys, Sam Coates-Finke, Charlie Hale, Harrison Hunter, Ian Lutz, Sam Shanky and Alex Sullivan were named to the First Team and Alex Cahillane was named to the Second Team. Hunter was also named to The Republican's All-Academic Team.
The girls also placed six athletes on the First Team as Ruth Howe, Emma Larson, Haley Milsark, Mia Toffoli, Emma West and Eliana Zimmerman earned the honor. Joni Sullivan was named to the Second Team.
Cross country season is now underway with the largest team in school history! We had a great MTT for the upperclassmen in Vermont and yesterday was the first day with the entire squad.
Wednesday at 7 PM will be the Parents-Coaches meeting at the high school. We ask that at least one parent of each athlete attend. [UPDATE: We will be in the auditorium at the high school for the meeting.]
The practice schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:
Tuesday 5-7 PM - meet at flag pole
Wednesday 4-6 PM - meet at athletic fields
Thursday 5-7 PM - meet at athletic fields
Friday 5-7 PM - meet at athletic fields
In addition, the updated schedule for the season is now posted on the Schedule page.
It is very important that all athletes get their paperwork in to Mr. Miller immediately. The deadline was July 23, but if you don't have your forms in yet, it is not too late. However, in order to make sure you are cleared for the first day of practice you paperwork should be in this week. If you still need the forms they are available here: NHS Athletic Forms
In addition, the current eligibility list is available on the Hamp High Athletics Web Page. Any forms that are incomplete are available in the office at the high school.
I have received a number of requests for the MTT forms so I figured it would be easiest to post them here. Remember, all upperclassmen are allowed to go but must turn in their forms no later than August 17 to me. The check for $75 is made out to Coach Clayton.
MTT Permission Slip
The lifting and conditioning clinic will be held this week. All Northampton High School athletes must attend a clinic before being allowed to use the weight room this year (per Mr. Miller). The boys will go on Monday, July 19 from 6-7:30 PM and the girls are Thursday, July 22 from 6-7:30 PM. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, we will have more times scheduled in August.
On another note, congratulations to the winners of the Mass Dash, the Dirty Dozen. The team featured Coach Ross Krause and his wife Ashley as well as current Northampton athletes Sam "Moose" Coates-Finke, Harrison Hunter, and Alex Sullivan. Great job everyone!