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Senior commits to Claremont McKenna College

Senior commits to Claremont McKenna College

Maria Perez Barriga

May 28, 2019

After visiting Claremont McKenna in February, senior Lexi Lee said she decided to commit to swim for the college because of the atmosphere and location. “I really like the school, and I will be able to swim on a swim team there as well. It’s also in California, which is an added bonus,” Lee sa...

Girls’ swimming sprinter commits

Girls’ swimming sprinter commits

Katie Hardie

May 14, 2019

After searching for a school that could cater to both her career and athletic interests, senior athlete Sara Anderson decided Minnesota State University at Mankato would be the best fit for her. “The main thing I was looking for when I started my college search was a good nursing program,” An...

Senior commits to The University of St. Thomas

Senior commits to The University of St. Thomas

Rachel Salzer

January 21, 2019

As it gets closer to the end of another school year, more and more seniors start deciding the next step in their future. For senior Claudia Stone, committing to swim at the University of St. Thomas felt like the right thing to do. Stone said she has been swimming since the age of 5 and decided to swim in c...

The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

November 13, 2018

According to senior captain Claudia Stone, Park preformed well at Sections with certain individuals and relays qualifying for State. “Sections went very well overall. We were able to qualify two relays and three individuals to State. This is a huge accomplishment especially because it’s for class...

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

September 28, 2018

According to head coach Joe Yaeger, the meet against Richfield Sept. 27 went well overall with challenging practices to prepare them for upcoming meets. “I thought the meet went very very well. The girls have had a hard last week, week and a half with the practices. They really came through and...

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 9, 2018

After participating in varsity girls’ swimming this past fall, sophomore Lily Rostal said she decided to continue playing golf this spring to further develop her abilities as a golfer. “To improve I’ve just been doing a lot of practicing — practice is the key to being better at golf,” Rost...

Fulfilling a sense of achievement

Fulfilling a sense of achievement

Alec Pittman

April 12, 2018

Times mean a lot in swimming. I used to base my achievements based solely on them, and by comparing my times with some of the most talented swimmers in the country. In early December, when I began my senior year of high school swimming, I approached the season with the same mindset that my times defi...

Synchro prepares for a successful season

Synchro prepares for a successful season

Carissa Prestholdt

March 19, 2018

According to freshman Maya Lee, creating relationships with her teammates is crucial to having a rewarding year. “I want to do more team bonding activities, (and) I want to do some sleepovers with my team,” said Lee. “Because we are going to be writing our own routines, we will be able to spend ...

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Eli Curran-Moore, Hanna Schechter, and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 9, 2018

According to boys' swimming head coach Amanda Forsberg, after section finals Feb. 24, five Park swimmers qualified for the State preliminary meet March 2 and State finals March 3 at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. “(The team) did really well. Hayden Zheng won the 100 breast. I don’t...

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Sophie Yarosh

November 25, 2017

As sophomore Hattie Kugler reflected on her final high school meet of the season, she said the team’s support at State encouraged her throughout the meet. “(The meet) was pretty good. We had a lot of cheering, and our team really came together like it did at Sections,” Kugler said. Coach...

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