The BXC 9/11 Memorial Workout will be held on Monday, September 14 at the Bartlesville High School track at 4:00 p.m.
Last year, Bartlesville Cross Country (BXC) Coach Scott Vermeire, an Air Force veteran, started the BXC 9/11 Memorial Workout dedicated to those first responders that sacrificed their lives to save others and to the innocent men and women lost that day. The event will involve the Bartlesville cross country team and some Bartlesville first responders. It is also open to BXC parents and other BHS athletes to participate.
The workout consists of three parts:
- Nine Flights of Pain- run nine flights of stadium steps (each roughly 62.5 meters), to represent all the flights of stairs first responders climbed to help save people trapped in the Tower.
- 11 Sprints of Honor- each sprint being 37.5 meters, representing the 412 first responders who died that day.
- 2001 Meters of Remembrance- 5 laps around the track plus one meter at the end, which is 2,977 meters, representing the number of lives lost on 9-11.
(Picture from last year by Joe Williams)