Wednesday, October 19, 2011

State

Well, state was a very disappointing experience for our team.  The girls were ranked 4th going in and ended up 9th.  The boys had an amazing opportunity to win Herriman's first ever state title, especially with Mountain View having a very mediocre performance, and ended up way back in 5th place.  I hope that all of the team takes a look at these performances and remembers them, and never lets it happen again!  It is a real downer to see such a talented group of young athletes absolutely fall apart in a perfect type of situation.  I will never be upset with any person who puts forth their best effort, but will never be satisfied with anything less than your best effort.  I think that Steve Prefontaine said it best this way: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."  I think we sacrificed  too much at the wrong time today.  We were like Rocky in the first fight against Clubber Lang in Rocky 3, and we needed to be like Rocky in the second fight against Clubber Lang.  Let's do better!  We were in the Nike SW Region Championship Race with our boys, but probably lost that spot after our poor performance today.  We need to do whatever it takes to get there next year.  Foot Locker is your only post season opportunity now, I hope those going make the most of it and prepare physically and mentally for the challenge from now until December.

--Coach Barnes

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