The varsity team opened up its season last Tuesday with a great showing at the first Emerald City League Meet of the year held at Lincoln Park. A number of new runners completed their first 5k while the veterans pushed hard on a familiar course.
Middle School Cross Country - First Race of the Season
Yesterday was the first CrossTown Middle School cross country meet. Though more than half of our team was on the Eighth Grade retreat, our five Sixth and Seventh Grade runners showed a great performance.
The Blazers Boys Varsity Tennis Team is off to a strong start. Some times players get tight in matches, and they do not play to their potential. Other times players play their best during competition. This year’s squad demonstrated the latter in their first match of the season against South Whidbey.
Congratulations to our seniors who will be pursuing athletics or the arts in college! Athletes, top: Grace (ultimate at Carleton College), Ethan (track and cross country at Pomona College), Sophie (ultimate and basketball at Drexel University), and Noah (tennis at Brown University). Artists, bottom: David (visual art and design at Cornish College of the Arts), Oscar (communication design at Parsons School of Design), Harrison (theater and music at Whitman College), Sofia (acting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts), Jackson (acting and directing at University of Washington), Charlotte (minor in studio art at Colby College), Lucy (art history with a minor in studio art at Vassar College), Willa (acting and children’s theater at Emory University), Keegan (art and design at University of Colorado at Boulder), Noah (English literature, creative writing, and children’s theater at Brown University), and Saffron (film, media, and theater at Smith College).
USA Olympic Decathlete Jeremy Taiwo kicked off the Upper School Athletic Awards Banquet tonight by sharing with Blazer athletes some of the lessons he has learned through training and competition: “I now know that every hurdle and obstacle is a learning opportunity, and being comfortable with being uncomfortable will make you unstoppable.”
The Blazers Girls Varsity Tennis team was on fire last tonight against a perennially tough and well coached Seattle Academy team. The coaches were impressed with the surgical tennis the girls played. The application of strategic play, display of athleticism and heart were much appreciated by coaches Ian, Andrew and Emily.
The Upper School Athletic Student Council (ASC) sponsored the annual Spring Bash on Tuesday. The fans enjoyed free snacks, refreshments and pizza while witnessing the Girls Varsity Ultimate's impressive 9-8 win against a talented Seattle Academy team.
The K-12 Pep Rally brought Bush Blazers of all ages together to celebrate our winter sports teams. A faculty cheerleading squad kept the crowd amped up in preparation for the unveiling of the day's special guest and newest member of the Bush family—official mascot Blaze the phoenix!