Team Quotes


"Remember you can make a choice in life: be average, be good, or be great" -York XC Coach Joe Newton

“Hey! I meant to tell you that I ran my first half-marathon on Sunday! Who would've thought a sprinter would be able to finish 13.1 miles?"

Former SMTF runner Jeannie Knowles talking about her debut 1:42.01 half marathon at the Delaware Marathon on Sunday.

(Her PR's were 13.01 for 100M, 27.40 for 200M and 58.77 for 400M)

"The duration of an athletic contest is relatively short, while the training for it may take many weeks of arduous work and continuous exercise of self-effort. The real value of sport is not the actual game played in the limelight of applause but the hours of dogged determination and self-discipline carried out alone, imposed and supervised by an exacting conscience. The applause soon dies away, the prize is left behind, but the character you build is yours forever."

"Running fast requires conditioning your body, absorbing proper mechanics to the point where they're second nature, and then forgetting the details and letting it rip. It may sound funny to someone who hasn't been there, but the more you can let go, the faster you can go. Look at films of Mohammad Ali in his prime and you'll see how he had that little wrist flick on the end of his jab; if he had to think about doing that, he couldn't have done it. People have things inside them they don't know about until it comes out. When somebody asks me how fast a human being can run, I tell them that however fast they think it is, it'll be faster." - John Smith, UCLA track coach

"[Kayla] Montgomery, who attends Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., was diagnosed [multiple sclerosis] three years ago. At the time, she was one of the slowest runners on her team. But instead of throwing in the towel, she channeled her energy into making the most of her high school track career."

Read the whole article on how she became a North Carolina state champion

Sat, March 1- "Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It's not about winning. It's about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didnt let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasnt one more thing you could've done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman - you're perfect!" m Coach Gary Gaines off of Friday Night Lights


Feb 26- Jordan Hasay's statement and withdrawl at USA Indoor Nationals

“As with all of the competitors who lined up on Saturday, I desperately wanted to make the team to represent the United States at the upcoming World Indoor Track and Field Championships. Since Saturday evening my emotions have ranged from despair to determination to go to Poland and represent my country as best I can. After much thought and consideration, however, I have decided to withdraw my protest as I do not want to make a national team under these circumstances. I wish all members of the USA team going to Poland my best and look forward to continuing to train hard and competing to represent the USA in future World Championship and Olympic Games.”

"Focus: The ability to focus in the face of distractions or unexpected circumstances. The mentally tough runner doesn’t avoid situations, but instead addresses them right away. For example, when you’re in the last miles of the marathon, you feel dead tired, you’re hurting, and you want to quit. That is the time to focus. You say, “I must keep moving forward, just this step, one more step.” And you’ll likely get to the finish line when you are mentally tough."

Feb 5- "Lindsay Prettyman had a great day. She showed her confidence to dominate the 3,000 meters with a nine-second school record and an ECAC qualifying time. She has matured so much in her events. It is a pleasure to watch her race."Coach McFarlan, speaking about former St. Mark's track and field standout Lindsay Prettyman after her school record performance in the 3000M run.

Feb 4- "In fact, she was slightly peeved not to have dipped under nine minutes. As it was she ran an all-time high school best (indoors or out) for 3,000 meters." Mike Hickey, Alexa Efraimson's coach, speaking after she ran 9:00.16 for 3000M last weekend.That converts to a 9:42 for 2 miles.

February 3- "Some people train knowing they're not working as hard as other people. I can't fathom how they think."-Alberto Salazar“

January, 2014- "Trust me, my runners aren't going to run one event while looking past it to the second event. When they get on the line, that's a do-or-die situation for them."- Alberto Salazar

"People make a big mistake when they say, 'I need to be motivated.' You motivate yourself. I might inspire somebody, but that person has to be motivated within themselves first. Look inside yourself, believe in yourself, put in the hard work, and your dreams will unfold." -Billy Mills, 10,000-meter Olympic gold medalist at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics-


There are no shortcuts in life and running. Do the work to reap the benefits. Bottom line: you get out what you put in. Make no excuses. Do the WORK." -Kara Deschenes

"The best way to become a mentally tough runner is to believe that you're a mentally tough runner." -Ryan Hall, American half marathon record holder

"The ability to continue when training gets difficult is the greatest opportunity to grow as an athlete and a human being. If you can find the right encouragement within you during a tough moment, you're giving yourself a vital tool to accomplish many great things. Sometimes the same verse can get stale, so I think it's important to keep mantras fresh and effective. That being said, the most significant words my coach Terrence Mahon ever told me was as I was heading to the starting line of the Chicago Marathon in 2005. My goal was to win the race, and my training had gone very well. He is a guy of many words and on this day he simply said 'Define yourself.' It was such a powerful statement and I rehearsed it a million times on the streets of Chicago that morning—and got my first marathon win." -Deena Kastor, American Record Holding Marathon Runner

"I pushed all negative thoughts out of my mind. I imagined it was a nice cool fall day," said St. Mark's Kaminski in the News Journal

My last thought about Kenya and what makes the runners here so special is their incredible self-belief. I have never met a group of runners so confident in their abilities, even if they are unproven. For example, you cannot tell the difference between a 2:04 marathon runner and a 2:20 marathon runner in Kenya; they exude the same confidence and self-belief. It seems that everyone here believes they are just one day, or one race, away from hitting it big, and with confidence like that, perhaps they are. They certainly aren't afraid to take a risk and put it all out on the line, whether in a race or in training. Nothing great ever happens without taking a risk. -Olympian Ryan Hall

"You're not puking and nothing's broken so get going." - Vivian McQueeney

"I knew, as I was running, That if I wanted to train with faster girls I had to do their workouts. -No Shorcuts! -Hannah Falchuk

"I may not be the lithest, the most talented, or have the fastest time in the field, but I have passion and courage, and sometimes that is enough to do something extraordinary." -Lauren Fleshman

"Putting miles in your training log is like putting money in the bank. You begin to draw interest on it immediately." Hal Higdon

“We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.” Alberto Salazar

"When it's your last chance of the season to run the mile, and you have three other girls next to you with the same goal in mind, make a bet with your coach." Marisa Chamness from "How to Run a Six-Minute Mile" (an essay she submitted to Markings)

"If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win" -Carl Lewis

“I know Oregon’s a great team. But I can’t stand there wasting time thinking, ‘This girl does this. She’s potentially better than me.’ It’s all about guts, and it’s all about heart. So whoever they’re going to put on that leg doesn’t matter. "

-Villanova senior Emily Lipari after the epic win and collegiate record against Oregon in the Penn Relays 4x800M. Lipari split a 2:02.5!

April 17- "There are few things in the sporting world that are as emotional and fulfilling and draining and communal and beautiful as the marathon." Jeff Pearlman (UD grad and Sports Illustrated writer) Click here to read her great article on the Boston Marathon and the tragedy that unfolded

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” - Chris Grosser

April 8- "My goal is to beat yours" -Dathan Ritzenhein @djritzenhein

Top 10 female track and field athletes you should follow on Twitter

#10 Sanya Richards-Ross @sanyaRichiRoss

#9 Jordan Hasay @JordanHasay

#8 Kara Goucher @KaraGoucher

#7 Shannon Rowbury @ShannonRowbury

#6 Shalane Flanagan @ShalaneFlanagan

#5 Jenny Simpson @trackjenny

#4 Lolo Jones @lolojones

#3 Lauren Fleshman @laurenfleshman

#2 Sara Hall @SaraHall3

#1 Allyson Felix @allysonfelix

March 1- “And too there were questions: What did he eat? Did he believe in isometrics? Isotonics? Ice and heat? How about aerobics, est, ESP, STP? What did he have to say about yoga, yogurt, Yogi Berra? What was his pulse rate, his blood pressure, his time for 100-yard dash? What was the secret, they wanted to know; in a thousand different ways they wanted to know The Secret. And not one of them was prepared, truly prepared to believe that it had not so much to do with chemicals and zippy mental tricks as with that most unprofound and sometimes heart-rending process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottoms of his training shoes. The Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials. How could they be expected to understand that?” -Once a Runner

“When Coach Hillard accused Alex of wearing her father's sweatpants to practice” -Coach Moore's favorite moment of Indoor Track and Field

XC Quotes 2012

Oct 23- "Why does everything have to be a contest just because we are cousins?-Mary White, resonding to Coach Frydrych's challenge during drills

Oct 22- "I just ran within 2 seconds of my PR today"- Sarah, during her mile at practice on monday

Oct 5- -" I'm proud to be a senior" -Rachel, Marisa, Juliya, Katie, Mary, Sam, and Annie

Oct 2- "As long as there is no thunder and lightning, why would we cancel?" -FRESHMAN Katya Monarski when asked by a student if all practices would be canceled.

Monday, Sept 24, "Pieces of skin the size of dimes are falling off my feet" -Julia Travagline

"Yesterday I went home and seriously didn't know what to do without practice" - Prakya talking about the rained out practice on Wednesday

Aug 29- "I think you mean less than 90 degrees"- Hannah Falchuk, correcting Coach DiGennaro on his wall sit angle directions

August 22- "I like to be pushed and motivated" -Kelsey Ladics after the tempo run on Wednesday

August 21- "Yeah, I felt really good today" -Allison Gawinski at the end of her workout

August 18- "Coach was going to make us do striders today, but I talked him out of it"- Madelyn Baker

August 15- "We are going to find our comfort zone, and break out of it"- Coach DiGennaro

-Summer quote 2012- "If you want to outkick a girl by one second at the county or state meet, out-train her in November. If you want to beat that same girl by a minute, outrun her all summer"

2012 Outdoor Track Quotes

March 21- "Oooh, I am liking the new boot. So much better than the Granny boot" - Rachel Gagnon, complimenting Alex Esposito

Friday, March 9- “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

Thursday, March 8- “People ask why I run. I say, 'If you have to ask, you will never understand.' It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels.” – Erin Leonard

Tuesday, March 6- "To a runner, a side stitch is like a car alarm. It signifies that something is wrong, but you generally ignore it until it goes away" -author unknown

Monday, March 5- "COACH Deej, you realize you spelled hibernate wrong" -Captain Danielle Wegrzyn, calling out Coach Deej on the run today (In my defense, there is no spell check for Dreamweaver)

Saturday, March 3- "Spartanrunner went through serious seasonal depression. It went dark and hibernated for a while" -Captain Erica Trofa, noticing the lack of coverage over the winte

Friday, March 2- "We are going to do a hurdle relay this year, right coach?" A very excited Merissa Cope!

Thursday, Mar 1- "People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Baseball great Rogers Hornsby

Feb Outdoor Track Meeting - "Kaki doesn't run track, so I can't be Kaki's Hannah anymore" -Hannah Worsh's fun fact of the day

Indoor Track and Field 2012

Jan - 17- My headache is from the bumping on the bus...and Katie's voice" -Rachel McCabe, when we got off the bus from Kutztown

Monday, Jan 2nd- "It builds character, Deej" - Rachel Gagnon, explaining why we should be working out when it's 30 degrees with 30mph winds

Dec 23- "Merry Christmas!!! Thanks to the DeWhitts for hosting the great party"

"Did you know that turkeys are so stupid that they can drown in the rain? They just look up and drown" -Madelyn Baker, while running through the rain on Tuesday

XC 2011

Nov-11 "I'm just going to get this out now before I cry. I love you all" -Senior Captain Danielle Wegrzyn. Danielle has been on varsity in every single meet since joining the team her sophomore year, and has been one of the most dedicated distance runners in St. Mark's history. She does everything we have ever asked her to do!!

"I came from a high school where I had just 3 girls on my team to St. Mark's for I have over 30. And I'm proud to say that all of you are like my family nowYou are going to do so great tomorrow" Senior Captain Erica Trofa. Erica has been the heart and soul of our program, and she has been the perfect role model. She bleeds St. Mark's Track and XC!!

"Coach Deej, I'm all set. I can move here and have breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day" -Rachel Gagnon, after passing Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, and Chick-Fil-A all in the same strip.

"Coach Deej, they told me to play hide and seek, and no one came to find me" -Caelyn Brabson

Nov 5- Chew the glass, spit it out!!

Nov 2- "Spartanrunner invented Twitter"

- Spartanrunner tweet from Wednesday #spartanrunner -trend it

Oct 31- "Yes, I'm offiically running Spring Track! I was hoping you would ask"

- A very excited Hannah Worsh!!

Oct 28- " I couldn't have gotten throught his week without my team. You guys are like my family" -Katie McGovern

Oct 24- "There are 4 types of Deej. There is coaching and not running Deej"

"Oh...that's the worst kind"

"But that's the only Deej you have ever known"

Conversation between Coach Deej and Hannah Falchuk

Oct 21- "Someone take his shoe" Cassie Neubeauer's attempt to steal the key in Deej's sjoe to break into the car and raid the leftover breakfast food

Oct 20- "Michael, It's Mimi. How ahhh yahh? Is it warm theyahh? Hello? Michael? it's Mimi"

Katie McGovern immitating Coach Deej's grandmuthahh

Oct 18 - "Deej, you haven't been to our lunch in a while, but we've been really good"

Madelyn Baker, commenting on the new and improved Freshmen lunch choices

Oct 14- "Not only did Krista she run a super awesome race and PR, but talk about amazing sportsmanship and great character when I'm totally dying and sucking toward the end. She's so encouraging and tells me right as she's running next to me, "Come on! You got it! WE got this!" I feel like this is totally what our team is all about! "

Katie Brown, commenting on Krista Charamella's words of encouragement in the race

Oct 10- "If I wish the team good luck at Joe O'Neill, can I be quote of the day?"

Coach Lexi over facebook chat

Oct 7- "If you borrowed anything pink for practice today, GO!!"

Spencer Shannon during category striders

Oct 6- "We will wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month"

"Isn't Breast Cancer month in October?"

Danielle Trofa, unaware that it's already October 6th

Oct 4 - Wait, these high school girls are running 200's in 34 seconds, uphill? I think we need to find a different hill" Runner from a local collegiate xc team, commenting before the start his workout at Carousel.

Sept 30- We know we look good, you know you don't. You want our chocolate, but share we won't. We are the seniors, you know it's true, and this is what we're gunna tell youuuu...." The 2011 Seniors at the White Out competition on Friday

September 26- "We're cross country runners, we're gonna get dirty anyway" Erica Trofa, explaining today's running route

September 22- "On the website the captain says the picture is on the left, but it's on the right"

Amanda Smith, calling out Deej for again messing up the website

September 21 - "We started adding ice adding ice to the whirlpool, and Calvin came over and told us to stop because the thermometer is 8 degrees warmer, so now it's 49 degrees in here" - A VERY cold Marisa, Katie,and Julia

September 20 - "Vote for Senior Hannah Worsh and Freshman Lauren Crouse for homecoming court!!!" -SMXC

September, 18 ""I ran for over 30 minutes today and I felt great!!"-A very excited Katie Brown at the meet on Saturday (Katie put in 300 miles this summer and suffered a pre-season injury. She is coming back!!)

September , 16 - "Deej, it's not quote of the week, it's quote of the day" -Marisa Chamness, calling out Coach Deej for slacking on quote of the day!!

September 15 - "The reason why America is so fat is because Salad Works is so expensive." -Tara Langan, discouraged at having to pay $8.50 for a salad

September 11- "Lake Forest only has 1 "R'. It's not spelled like Forrest Gump. At least you have been consistently wrong."-Coach Frydrych, calling out Coach Deej on the incorrect spelling of Lake Forest

September, 5- "None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful -Mother Theresa-

August 17 - "You will go by Hannah or Fally, and you will be called Kaki's Hannah"- Coach Deej on how to decide which Hannah we are refering to

Outdoor 2011

May- 5- "Remember when I almost played golf? What was that all about?" Natalie Pesetsky at Friday's practice, reminding us all when she contemplated joining the golf team her senior year.

Wed, April 20- "Well, on behalf of the whole team, Deej, we would all just like to thank you for welcoming us into your home" -Coach Lexi's address to Coach Deej at the Spring Break Dunkin Donuts Run -Link to video

Monday, April 18- "It looks like St. Mark's is Stalking Holmwood Tech" -2010 Penn Relays 4x800 commentary on Flotrack.

Wednesay, Mar 23- "The starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desire brings weak results." - Napoleon Hill (Steenkamer's Quote)

Monday, Mar 21 "The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, Mar 9- ""Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?" Mary Manin Morrison

Monday, March 7 "Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?" Mary Manin Morrissey

Saturday, March 5- "Don't wait. The time will never be just right"- Roseena's quote, but also spoken by Napolean Hill

Thursday, March 3-"Perfection is not attainable. But when we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardy

Tuesday, March 1- "If you can dream it, you can do it” Walt Disney

Indoor 2011

Saturday, Feb 12- "Hi, I'm Taryn Schweizer" "Oh, like Schweizer from the Schweizer's that own Pro Physical Therapy?" "Yeah that's me" -Beth Sowden, entering the state meet on Saturday as Taryn

Monday, Feb 8- "I wasn't aiming for your head" -Maddie Murphy, after hitting Coach Deej in the neck with a snowball during the "Mystery Event" snowball challenge

Monday, Feb 1- "Deej, Thom took you out in dodgeball. You were crab walking, then you curled up in a was pretty embarrassing. -Roseena Hardcastle, keeping it real

Saturday, Jan 29- "What did Kasey run? 59 seconds? I'll just run that time." -Joelle Prettyman at the UD Invitational

Thursday, Jan 27- "YAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYY!!! St. Mark's just called! No school!!!!! -A pretty excited Erica Trofa via text message

Wednesday, Jan 26- "Everything I do with the kids, everything I learned, I learned from him," said DiGennaro, who didn't run himself until his last two years of high school. -Coach Deej giving much deserved credit to Coach Fischer in the News Journal

Sunday, Jan 23- "Cutting these programs was about money, though that is little comfort for members of a team with the lowest operating costs in the school. We can play around with the numbers all day (a basketball roster spot costs $18,344 annually, while the entire cross country program costs $13,951), but in the end, this was a decision to save the university money" - Coach Lexi's great article in the News Journal

Saturday, Jan 15- "You guys did so much work, I just didn't want to let you down" -Jill Allen coming back for the big win in the 4x400

Monday, Jan 2- "It's a hard knock life for us, it's a hard knock life for us, instead of treated we get tricked, instaed of kisses we get kicked, it's a hard knock life" Alex DeWhitt (with an h), showing off her theatrical talents

Friday, Dec 25- We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup" Buddy the Elf

XC 2010

Saturday, Nov 19 "You raise me up, so I can fly on mountains, you raise me up, to soar on open dreams" -Kyle Fox, lyrically blowing us away during the stretch

Saturday, Nov 12 "Last year we had to fight to get 2nd, this year we took a shot at 1st. You can be upset that it's over, but don't be upset with how you raced." -Dan Frydrych

Wednesday, Nov 9 "The libero is a player specialized in defensive skills: the libero must wear a contrasting jersey color from his or her teammates and cannot block or attack the ball when it is entirely above net height" -The libero is also defined as a member of the XC team who does not understand the definition of "black on black" practice and wears contrasting bright blue (initials EF or DT).

Monday, Nov 8 "I can't wait for you to be famous so that I can tell people I know you" Tara Langan after listening to Natalie Pesetsky's vocals

Friday, Nov 5-"I'm trying not to cry... We're not just a team, we're a family"-Roseena Hardcastle"I'm like really in denial that this season is ending. The week before indoor is so boring" - Emily Frydrych"Deej said to me at the first practice, "when life give your lemons......" -Rachel Spurrier" we got lost on the first practice and we got back I was seriously considering telling Deej that I wasn't going to run XC. But, i'm really glad I didn't" -Grace Baker"Oh my god, I just realized this is our last practice. Oh Woww" -Izzy King"I ran for 20 minutes today and felt good. I'm going to run" -Katrina Steenkamer"When I joined the team it felt like it was just Izzy and I, and it didn't feel like a team, but now we feel like a family"- Katie Henshaw When I joined the team Freshman year I was friends with Emily. Now everyone on this team is so close with each other. I love everyone" - Beth Sowden"When I first started I was forced to run by my parents, but then my sophomore year I wasn't forced, yet for some reason I just showed up. I was hooked" -Sonia Lopez "I've been on the team for 2 years, and it was the best decision I ever made" -Jill Allen"Everyone basically said it already, but I just love this team" -Hannah Jobst "Running XC is my addiction"- Natalie Pesetsky

Nov 4- "yeah, I didn't think you liked muffins Emily" -Emily being disowned by her dad as he gives a muffin to Rachel instead

Nov 2- "U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, you ugly, yeah, you ugly, yeah"- The 5x4 team of Frydrych, D. Trofa, Sowden, Wegrzyn, and Hardcastle talking trash just moments before their defeat

Nov 1 "What?? Where was it Deej? I made everyone in my homeroom listen to the morning announcements bc I would be on it" Katie McGovern, frustrated that the Catholic Conference announcement was not read on Spartan Morning News

Oct 29 "There are hardly any schools here yet"- A confused Kaki Armiger who didn't realize that the Catholic Conference contains just 3 schools. (She also won 'most likely to be quoted on'

Oct 27 "Oh, I love white trash" -Tara Langan, confused and talking about the "edible" white trash.

Oct 26 " I wish we had an Opera Club" -A passionate Grace Baker expressing her desire to create the Opera Club at St. Mark's

Oct 22 " When I was 13, I had my first love. There was nobody that compared blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah- blah, She had me going crazy, Oh I was starstruck" -Jen, Carin, Erin, Hannah, Kristen, Tara, and Allison trying to sing Beiber

Oct 21 "I liked this workout. My head didn't hurt." Kristen Basciani complimenting Coach Lexi's Fartlek workout.

Oct 20 "You have these girls working really hard" "Dad, he took us to Dunkin Donuts today" Katie Henshaw explaining to h dad how practice went today

Oct 20- "I had to stop doing abs because I got too ripped over the summer" Izzy King explaining why she had to back off on ab work lately

Oct 19, 2010 "Guess what? I ran 30 minutes yesterday and I am cleared to come to practice!!! - Hannah Jobst!! on rejoining the team on Tuesday.

TRACK 2010

Wednesday, May 5- "You dance with the girl you took to the dance"

Monday, May 3-“I really didn’t come here to run a fast time, I came here to win. I knew the time would take care of itself.” -Chris Solinsky after running 26.59 and breaking the American Record 10K last Friday at Stanford.

Friday, April 30- "If you want to win the race you have to go a little berserk" -Bill Rodgers

Monday, April 27- "I think it was the atmosphere and we wanted to run well here"-Emily Frydrych in the News Journal

Friday, April 23- “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it" -Bill Cosby

Monday, April 12- "A horse gallops with her lungs, perseveres with her heart, and wins with her character"

Friday, April 9- "Here's a good trick: Get a job as a judge at the Olympics. Then, if some guy sets a world record, pretend you didn't see it and go, "Okay, is everybody ready to start now?"" -Jack Handy

Thursday, April 8- "Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead" -Roger Bannister (after becoming the first person to break the four-minute mile).

Monday, March 29- "A goal is like the elusive butterfly. You can go crazy chasing it all day and come up empty, or you can be patient and smart and then it will land on your lap"

Saturday, March 27- Jill's new nickname is Young Jeezy"

Friday, March 26- "Even if I don't reach all of my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any" -Danielle Fotopoulis

Wednesday, March 10- Everybody panic. Oh my god, there's a bear on the loose in the collesium. There will be no refunds. Your refund will be escaping this deathtrap with your life. If you have a small child, use it as a shield. They love the tender meat. Cover your sodas. Dewie loves sugar" -Jackie Moon "Semi Pro"

Monday, March 8- Natalie Pesetsky let go of all her nerves and became the breakout artist of the year with her performance, “Let Go” on Friday Evening at the SpartanCenter. Accompanied by matt Mossman, Pesestky’s song-writing rendition with acoustic tones left the audience speechless and searching the internet for her underground work.

Merissa Cope, an avid Pesetsky groupie, characterized her performance as dazzling and uplifting. While backstage during the show she stated, “ummm, wow, this was the best performance of the night.” There were many acts to choose from, so for Cope to gave that stamp of approval was genuine and authentic. Unfortunately, the crowd’s enthusiasm for the show was short lived with the arrival and departure of the next performance. This fan was not certain how or why DiGennaro was allowed on stage. His rigid guitar skills and off-key vocals made the audience cringe for a bathroom or snack break. At one moment it became apparent that he actually did not know what he was singing, and he had to stop and start. Let’s hope that his musical debut was also his final act.

Overall, this reporter would rate Pesestsky as the highlight of the evening, and Digennaro as the lowlight (or low life).

Saturday, March 6- Wild ducks make a lot of noise, but they also have the sense to benefit from occassionally flying in formation." -Unknown

Friday, March 5- "As a captain, I think it's important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are goin bad." -Mark Messier

Thursday, March 4- "What do Tigers dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze? Do they dream of Mauling zebras, or Halle Berry in her Catwoman Suit?" -The Hangover

Wednesday, March 3-" Imma be Imma be imma, imma be imma be. Imma be imma be imma imma be imma be" -Black Eyed Peas

Tuesday, March 2- "Teamwork....It is simply stated. It is less me and more we." -Unknown

Monday, March 1 "Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude deteremines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz