Track Advances to Regionals

by Kayla Stephensen

At Track and Field Districts, Friday, May 19, Kylee Parker, a senior, broke the 300 hurdles school record set by Hannah Lewis in 2009. Parker remarks, “I didn’t know I was going to break the record but Coach Barnes told me I had a chance.” Maddie Crane, a junior, went to districts for 300 hurdles but unfortunately didn’t make it to regionals. She’s been to districts all three years of her high school career and hopes to make it to regionals for her senior year.

Three freshmen are advancing to regionals with Parker. Lydia Travis, Bailey Sedlak and Sydney Hollingsworth are on the 4×100 meter relay along with Maria Mescher, a sophomore. Hollingsworth commented on the relay team’s dynamics, saying, “We all get along really well and we also work really well together especially since we all played soccer last fall. I’m looking forward to having another opportunity to try and break the school record for the 4×100. All of us on the relay team really want to break it this year. It feels awesome to be on such a successful young relay team because we have a lot more opportunities to improve in future years.” At districts, the runners got 51.22 seconds and the school record is 50.72 seconds. Hollingsworth is also going to regionals for the open 100 meter. She notes, “I don’t have a goal for my PR, but senior year I really want to make it to state!”

Kenna Kramer, a junior, won 1st in high jump at districts and is advancing to regionals along with Riley Allen, a junior pole vaulter, and Hayden Bullock, a sophomore shot putter. The May 24 is pre-lims and finals for regionals will take place on May 26th.


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