“King of the Hill” Champions

Mar 25

      “King of the Hill” NCAA Bracket Challenge Champions                                         Lana Kalapodakis & Nicky Sanchez            *They both win the championship trophy above and a free lunch after practice during our pre-season week !                                                   6     Stan Fryczynski 6 56 56 Johann Alo 8 54 70...

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Continuing Series – A look back in history & the present: Academics+Athletics=Success

Mar 06

Over the course of the next few months, I will be adding further successful Patriot Alumni stories – something to provide inspiration for all of our present student-athletes.   Audrey Ting (class of ’95) was a 4 year runner on the SHS cross-country, indoor & outdoor track and field teams. Not only was she an outstanding XC runner, she was also highly...

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Three Reasons You Should Always Eat After Your Workout

Feb 24

  We all know it’s a good idea to grab a snack after you go for a run—but what, exactly, happens to your body if you don’t?   Finished your morning workout but don’t have time to grab a bite before heading out the door? That could be a problem.It’s usually a good idea to eat and drink within an hour of exercising to maximize those recovery benefits and regain...

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Cross-Country Quiz

Feb 13

  1. In kilometers, what is the usual distance for a U.S. HS cross country race ?     2. What is Cross Country? (answers can vary a bit)     3. Which of these were considered to be the best to eat the night before a race? Fats Proteins Sugars Carbohydrates   4. Which of these is considered the best thing to eat for dinner the night before you run? Steak Salad...

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Here are 5 ways to promote and recruit runners for the cross country team

Feb 10

  #1) In Cross Country, everyone gets to participate, even if they are only running in jv or freshman races. Most other sports have cuts.   #2) Cross Country practices typically will not last as long as basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, or football.  You do your stretching, work out, warm down – HEAD HOME by 5:00pm   #3 )It will help athletes get in...

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Cross Country – True Life Inspirational Story

Feb 08

Coach’s Biggest Lesson I’d been a quitter all my life—until he gave me something to run for. by Gordon MacDonald Posted in Better Living, Sep 1, 2005 I would be the big man on campus,  the greatest running back in the history of Stony Brook football. I’d strut across the school lawn with a giant varsity letter plastered on my sweater, a gaggle of...

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Great story about an up and coming distance star !!!

Jan 25

Brooke Rauber’s Time Is Coming On The Track     NYRR MILLROSE GAMES Cory Mull Jan 24, 2018 The nation’s top freshman girl distance standout was born into a family of runners.  Brooke Rauber‘s mother, Michelle, was a Division III national champion in the 1500m indoors and 10K outdoors at SUNY Cortland (NY) under Jack Daniels. Her father, Chris, is...

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