This year has been like any track season, it's had it's ups and downs.
Lets start with the downs.
Will Claye strained his hammy at nationals (luckily nothing to serious), Chris Benard missed the world team by 6 cm in the long jump and 1 cm in the triple. Ronnie Taylor strained his hammy, after missing time due to his groin. And finally Tyron Stewart missed the final at world's because I was being cute and thought 8m would make the final and had him pass his 2nd jump in prelims. He missed finals by 1 cm.
Now the goods.
Will has won medals at every championship and needs a well deserved rest. So sometimes God has plans that are unseen to us initially. Chris PB'd in both the long jump and triple jump this year by 46 and 49 cm respectively in each event. Troy Doris PR'd and established himself in the top ten after having to take a year off for knee injury. Tyron won his first US Championship and had the third furthest jump in the world indoors.
So now that we head to outdoors I know what we must due and things we must do to recover and not repeat those mistakes. So I feel blessed and honored to work with and amazing group of athletes. And sometimes we are at our lowest when we claim to the highest and achieve the greatest.
Head Coach and founder of Maximum Velocity Athletics.