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TFS middle school harriers perform well at Eagle Invite
Tallulah Falls School middle school runners performed well at the annual Eagle Invitational in Jefferson on Sept. 16.
According to TFS Athletic Director Scott Neal, Tropical storm Irma caused the longest lasting weather-related change of school routine ever experienced at TFS.
"Many in the community were without power, water, WiFi or cellular service for various amounts of time," Neal said. "In short, it certainly was a life interruption, but it also brought out so many GREAT opportunities in our community."
"Surprisingly, each veteran MS harrier who ran at Lamar Murphy Park last year improved their time this year, despite the chaotic week," Neal said. "After a couple of weeks of cool temperatures, the heat and humidity rose enough during the morning of respite to dry the dew on the grass."
The MS Indians are taking to heart the advice from Coach Nichols concerning pacing, course goals, and hill strategies, he said.
"The improvements recorded in this meet clearly demonstrate how keeping an active mind – especially when “fatigue makes cowards of us all” – can fuel fun through better racing," Neal said. "Active and positive thinking on inclines and declines, around corners, and when needing to pass people at the right moment significantly affects performance and a feeling of pride when finished."