Resolution J6117-2013

Congratulating the Queensbury High School Girls Cross Country Team and Coach Bob Underwood upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class B Championship

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  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating the Queensbury High School Girls
Cross Country Team and Coach Bob Underwood upon the occasion of  captur-
ing the New York State Class B Championship

WHEREAS,  Excellence  and  success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured  by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling  in  them  the  value  of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS, The Queensbury High School Girls Cross Country Team  are  New
York State Class B Champions; and
  WHEREAS,  The  state  meet  was held at Queensbury High School for the
first time in eight years, and the Lady Spartans were able to close  out
the  day in thrilling fashion, edging out Pearl River by six points with
a score of 86; the last time the Spartans hosted the state met, in 2005,
they also walked away with a state championship, but  it  was  the  boys
team; and
  WHEREAS,  Emily Guinther was Queensbury's first runner across, finish-
ing 16th with a time of 18 minutes, 35.5 seconds; she  was  followed  by
Megan  Kellogg,  24th  (18:42.4),  Danielle Soprano and Sherri Metcalfe,
35th (18:58.5) and 36th  (18:58.9),  Alexis  Bartlett,  66th  (19:27.4),
Emily Atamanchuk, 89th (20:00.8), and Jennifer Messina, 107th (20:36.0);
and
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Head Coach Bob Underwood, a skilled and  inspira-
tional  mentor,  respected  for  his  ability  to develop potential into
excellence; and
  WHEREAS, The team's overall  record  was  outstanding;  and  the  team
members  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Queensbury High School Girls Cross Coun-
try Team from the opening meet of the season to capturing the  champion-
ship,  were  a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship, of
honor and of scholarship, demonstrating  that  these  team  players  are
second to none; and
  WHEREAS,  Athletically  and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
  WHEREAS, Head Coach Bob Underwood has done a superb  job  in  guiding,
molding and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment,  and  Head  Coach Bob Underwood, and the Queensbury High
School Girls Cross Country Team's outstanding athletes have clearly made
a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a tradition of their
school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  the  Queensbury  High  School Girls Cross Country Team and
Coach Bob Underwood upon the occasion of capturing the  New  York  State
Class B Championship; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Queensbury High School Girls Cross Country
Team and to Head Coach Bob Underwood.

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