While we are in the midst of athletic season transition, it feels like the right time for me to share my thanks. I know many people will be listing their blessing as they join their family over massive food-fests, shopping sprees, and sporting events – I will be among that crowd. I won’t be sharing ALL of my thanks, but the ones that pertain to the readers of this website. I’ll try not to be overtly sentimental, but this past year, I’ve understood that I have a lot to be thankful for as I try to continue the reporting tradition of this website.
First of all, thanks to Brett Hoover. He understood and appreciated the value of the student athlete from his previous positions at the Ivy League, which resulted in the creation of this website. I’m doing my best to continue your legacy in each of the posts that get published while trying to use the mantra “What Would Brett Do” whenever a challenge surfaces.
Secondly, I could not have made it through 2015 without the help of many people who have volunteered their time to help me cover the track & field and cross country seasons – L. Kelsey Armstrong, Jenny Desouchet, Nell Smith, Rachel Sorna, and Becky Wexler. I want to thank these amazing people for their time, passion for the sport, and for sharing their stories. I hope we can continue to work together for the 2016 seasons.
Thirdly, to you – the reader, the fan, members of HepsNation! We appreciate the feedback, including the corrections but especially the praises. We love to hear stories from off the playing field that can shed additional depth and color to results, pictures, and events. We appreciate your willingness or approval of us sharing your photos, videos, and stories with the rest of the Internet. If you did not care about the Ivy League student athletes, then we would not have a website. You’re always welcome to reach out to us to inform, correct, or volunteer at any time of the year.
And lastly, to my wonderful husband who I don’t think will ever comprehend why I love track & field/cross country so much or why this website matters that much to me. Thank you for your patience as I stay glued to my computer in watching meets, writing up results, or researching for stories to share throughout the year.
I want to wish all of you readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday and transition into the winter season. I hope you get the opportunity to share the gift of thanks to the important people in your lives while remembering to give back to those who could use a little love in theirs.
See you during the indoor season.