The Fort Madison Community School District cancelled spring sports due to the COVID-19 shutdown. FMCSD wants to recognize the senior athletes who were supposed to compete this year. The girls’ track team has two seniors, Alexandria Miller and Dalyn Wondra. Coach Brian Mendez shares his thoughts on the two seniors on the girls’ track team.
Alexandria Miller (Lexi)
Due to a series of unfortunate knee injuries, Lexi never was able to have a full season that met her expectations. So many times when kids get the injuries that Lexi had, they rarely ever return. I knew she was frustrated, but so were Coach Stull and I. We wanted the best for her. During every off season, Lexi would see me and tell me that she was ready to return when she was healthy. I always hoped she could, but was leary of her ruining her knees for a track season.
Here it was, her senior year and she was running as well as she had in years and it looked like we were going to get through a full season with positive results. I learned to never count anyone out and the perseverance that she learned will take her far in life. I am proud of her; she’s one neat kid and I will miss her very much.
What a real treat Dalyn is. She came and worked hard every day and put forth 100% effort. I am not sure I ever heard her complain once in our time together. She went to meets with a positive attitude and was always optimistic about her efforts in her events. More than anything with Dalyn, I will miss the conversations that we had at times. I really enjoyed the depth they would reach; after them, I would always come home and tell Mrs. Mendez that I had another fun conversation with Dalyn. Our teams were always better with her on them and I wish her the very best.
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