How often do we have the opportunity to say that someone we work with and admire has made it to the USA 2013 Track and Field Nationals in Albuquerque, NM? Well, I am so proud of one of my P.E. coaches --- Jake Winder! He went to this national meet over the weekend, and he came in SECOND PLACE for the Men's Pole Vault!!! WOOHOO!!! Check out his stats:
As a school, his principal, and a friend, we are just so proud of him!!!!!! Jake is an amazing person who always puts his family, students, and friends first....and I just want him to succeed in everything that he does. He jumped 17'9" to qualify for the meet; and today, he made a jump of 18'2.5" to come in second place. Way to go, Coach Winder!!! We love you and are so proud of you!!! Check out his video from Sunday afternoon:
On Wednesday, when he's back at school, we are going to surprise him with a cake, card, and many congratulation hugs!!! See, good things DO happen to wonderful people. Keep up the good work, Jake! We'll be here supporting you all the way!
Here are some current articles in case you want to read more about this phenomenal Southbury Elementary School P.E. Teacher!!