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Middle School Track Report

From head coach LTC Willis Kleinsorge:

“The Middle School participated in the much more difficult Mexico Relays Track Meet yesterday than the one they competed in on Monday, but our boys put forth a good effort once again, they just had more competition.  Two of the team members earned medals.  Most of them improved their times or distances!

TaJae Blue placed 4th in the Long Jump with a very good jump of 15 feet, 9.5 inches.  (The first place jumper had an amazing jump of 16′ 11.75″!)

Daniel Perez placed 4th in the High Jump with a two-inch improvement over his jump in the last meet, clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.  There was a six way tie at this height, but he cleared the jump on his first attempt, so was placed above four of the other jumpers.  The best jump of the meet was 5 feet, 4 inches.

There were over a dozen schools participating and the best of each school competed, so we did quite well considering the odds.”

2012 Spring Sports Banquet

Missouri Military Academy honored its spring sports teams at a special banquet on campus.  MMA’s baseball, tennis, track and field, golf, Raiders, and Middle School track teams convened in Barnard Hall for Friday night’s dinner.  Athletic Director LT John Noel began the night with a few comments recapping the season, including MMA’s unprecedented season sweep over Wentworth Military Academy in all competitive events in 2011-2012.

Coaches of their respective sports recognized players who contributed the most on the field and on the track this spring.  Most Valuable Player, Best Sportsmanship, and Most Improved Player were just some of the honors bestowed on the athletes.  Varsity athletes were also given their letters.

Noel also presented the yearly awards to the most outstanding athletic cadets.

Photos from Friday night’s banquet can be seen by clicking here.

LT Noel presents Santiago Bou ’12 with the Most Valuable Player award for golf.

Middle School Track Finishes 2012 Season

It was a year of widespread improvement for the Missouri Military Academy Middle School track team.  LTC Willis Kleinsorge led the squad that competed in three meets this spring – at Centralia, at Mexico, and at Moberly.

Kleinsorge says the middle school athletes made impressive strides in a number of events.  David Gu ’16 brought home a bronze medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the Centralia meet, and improved upon his time in each meet.

Jason Russell ’16 also earned a silver medal for his performance in the 800-meter run in the Centralia meet.  Russell also improved his personal best time by almost 30 seconds in the 1600-meter run at Moberly.

Byron Amidon ’16 prepares to hand off the baton to Jack Moore ’16 in the 4×100 relay event.

As for group events, the relay team of Byron Amidon ’16, Jack Moore ’16, Gu,and Rafael Lozano ’17 sprinted to a gold medal finish in the 4 X 100-meter event at Centralia.

In field events, Amidon also earned a medal for his throw in the shot put event.  His heave traveled 36 feet and 10 inches, good for a silver medal.

Overall, Kleinsorge says the middle school track team learned a lot during the spring season.  The cadets participated in a number of track and field events, perhaps preparing them for a future as a part of the MMA track team.

The team did not win any of the meets in which they participated, but Kleinsorge says the season was an excellent learning experience for his squad.