Tracking Their Way to the Top

It has been one whole year since everyone was first quarantined. Students and teachers stayed virtual the rest of the year, rather than the two weeks we were promised, and all spring sports were canceled.  

Now, however, it’s a new year, and thanks to everyone participating in social distancing, self-quarantine, and respecting the mask mandate, the race is on for the 2021 track team.  

With plenty of track meets already out of the way, both the boys’ and girls’ teams have already been setting new PR’s and placing high in their events. One of the Girls’ Varsity runners, sophomore Makenna Delaney, has improved her 100-meter dash time each week, and her 4×1 relay team set a new meet record in Springfield.  

Brooke Neimann, a senior, also has goals to improve her times on the 400, 4×400, and 800. Her biggest goal is to get under 60 seconds on her 400. When asked about the team, Brooke said that “The team’s goal is to get as many people as we can to state and place as a team.”  

Neimann’s teammates, Makenna and two sophomores javelin throwers, Jada Brown and Ashton Arndt, agreed with her.  

The boys and girls all have the same goals set, as shot-put thrower Bethel Glin says his goal is to, “Throw over fifty feet and place at state.”  

Junior Royce Gray, who runs the 200 and 100, plans to beat the school record for the 100 this season.  

These student-athletes have been giving it their all this season and are focused on continual improvement that will hopefully lead to a state title.