Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Is Tad Gold the best athlete at BA?

All this week Coach Sawicki has been performing exit testing for all the BA athletes. Most of them have been involved with the spring strength program and the SQA program. Meanwhile, all Tad Gold has been up to is going from hitting over .400 for the baseball team in the fall to being the second leading scorer for the hockey team this winter to tearing the cover off the ball again this spring for the baseball team. If that weren't enough, Tad might have proven yesterday to be the best athlete in the school.

Coach Sawicki was testing 40 yard dash times and vertical jump in the ice arena and 20 yard shuttle in the gym. Because the baseball team was rained out and looking for something to do, Tad jumped into the mix. What he did was simply amazing. On three separate tests, Tad registered the fastest times in the school this year with 4.30 seconds all three times. He then jumped into the vertical jump test and recorded a very respectable 30.5 inches. The testing then transitioned to the gym and on a test that Tad had never performed, he ran the fastest time in the school. After getting a feel for the test, he ran a blistering 3.98 seconds.

Coach Sawicki said afterwards, "It was one of the most impressive performances I have ever seen. For someone to come in and never have run any of the tests before and then knock off the best times this year is a thing of beauty. I would love to see what he could do if he had a little time to train."

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