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CHAP Chariots (MI) - Just home from Nashville, where they raced in the Homeschool National Championships! Congrats to the CHAP Jr. High Boys Team on Winning the Meet, and the CHAP Sr. High Girls Team for finishing 3rd.
Homeschool National Champions CHAP Chariots Sr High Girls are Homeschool National Champions!! Congrats to our top especially who all earned All American medals: Annika Shoemaker, Larisa DeMass, Sophia Shoemaker and Hillary Kuhlmann. Congrats to our CHAP Chariot JR High Boys on winning the Jr. High National Cross Country Championship. Top 3 of Enoch Shoemaker, Daniel Thomas, and Dawson Parks we're All American medalists, with 4th runner Liam Kuhlmann finishing just out of the top 18 who medaled. Enoch was the Individual Boys Champion and Daniel was the runner up
CHAP Chariots Another great day at the races for the 2017 CHAP Chariots! Larry Steeb Meet of Champions in Dexter saw 6 more school records: Boys 4x100 and 4x400 (3:42.85) Relays. Girls 4x200 (1:46.68) and 4x400 (4:07.65) Relays, plus a 2:17.86 for Larisa DeMass in the 800, and a 48.05 for Maria Luea in the 300M Hurdles. Several other medal winners and PR's too. Way to roll, Chariots!!
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CHAP Chariots (team profile...) 2016 Michigan State Volleyball Champions
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Another first place TROPHY for the girls varsity basketball team! (courtesy Mary Grace Braatz).
CROSS-COUNTRY: Who is this Sarah Kettel...
And why is she winning so much?
(posted Dec 3) Who is Sarah Kettel? More than a few Midwesterners surely asked that after the high school junior won the Nike Midwest Regional in Terre Haute, Indiana, a week ago. Even in her home state of Michigan, those who are familiar with the name refer to her as “that homeschooled girl” without knowing her backstory. How did she apparently come out of nowhere?
She didn’t exactly come out of nowhere, but in running terms, close enough. If one were to look carefully through the previous year’s Nike results, they’d find Kettel’s name in 96th place. Not exactly headline material.
This fall is playing out differently. Kettel has been tearing up cross country courses all season, winning every race she has run and notching an incredible five races between 17:25 and 17:30. She came to Terre Haute hoping for a top five finish. It would be her first race this season against Audrey Belf, who won Michigan’s D1 title in 17:19 and was undefeated herself.
Yet for Kettel, it all started inauspiciously. She grew up in Brighton, Michigan, and while she loved being active and playing outdoors, her experiences with the gateway sport of soccer were limited to age five or six (“I loved to run from one end of the field to the other with the crowd of kids who were chasing the ball”–kicking it, though, not so interested). After starting off in the public schools, she and her family opted to try homeschooling following first grade. Her mother, Dianne, put her career as a veterinarian on hold to school Sarah and her younger sister Rebecca. “I was a couch potato in high school. I took up running probably 12-13 years ago kind of as a stress relief. With little kids at home it was an efficient way to exercise myself and the dog at the same time. And get away from everything. I went from nothing to just really enjoying running,” says Dianne, who eventually convinced Sarah to try some road races as a ninth grader. (photos courtesy: usa.milesplit.com and The Mercury Chronicle) full story...
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