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End of track and field season quiz

Senior Daisy Widboom works on her long jump technique during practice May 7. Long jumpers are only able to practice a few jumps a day because of the stress it puts on their muscles and joints according to Widboom.
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June 4, 2019

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Girls’ track wins conference champions

Freshman Freya Wade and junior Ava Bishop run the 100 meter during Sections May 15. The girls' track and field team were Section champions.
Hard work and dedication push team to victory
May 21, 2019

Sophomore Alanna Franklin said achieving the conference champion title is a clear example of the hard work the team has put in throughout the season. “We worked really hard this year to catch up...

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Junior Anna Keith looks to land in the triple jump. Keith placed third behind the schools Wilmar and New Prague.
Park progresses through midseason
May 8, 2019

Park competed in Orono’s Invitational meet May 2 along with the high schools Orono, Wilmar, Waconia, Fridley, New Prague, Dassel-Cokato and Southwest Christian. Girls’ track and field placed second...

Snow delays track

Senior Donovan Hill practices with his fellow track teammates by walking over hurdles before running. The recent snowstorm April 11 caused the team to again be indoors.
Team recently ventures outside
April 18, 2019

Freshman Renee McSherry said because of the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I...

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

Junior Anna Keith recovers after jumping over a hurdle and prepares for the next. Park participated in a preseason invitational on March 30 at the University of Minnesota.
Track invitational focuses on individual and team results
April 10, 2019

Junior Anna Keith said the first track meet of the season on March 30 was not typical because of the lack of teammates. “It's really different. It's more individual. Not a lot of hurdlers came, so...

Girls’ track and field preseason quiz

Sophomore Lauren Whiteman runs the 100 meter dash during a meet April 26 last season.
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March 22, 2019

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Girls’ track concludes captains practices

Senior Anna Jenissen races the 200m during the 2018 track and field season.
Team looks forward to season
March 13, 2019

According to senior Anna Jennissen, at the girls’ and boys’ track and field captains’ practices, they work on team bonding in preparation for the new season. “Captains’ (practices) are more...

Girls’ track and field quiz

Sophomore Hilda Habia jumps hurdles on track meet April 26. Park's next meet is May 16 at Chanhassen High School.
Test your knowledge
May 10, 2018

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Five track meets canceled because of snow

Sophomore Hilda Habia lunges at the beginning of practice April 13. Athletes warm up inside due to the weather.
Weather limits practice space, time
April 22, 2018

Junior girls’ track captain Anna Jennissen said the cold weather and snow impacts track’s ability to practice outside and canceled five of their meets. “Since there really hasn't been a spring,...

Sophomore reaches new heights

Sophomore Will Schweitering works on pole vaulting at practice April 10. The April 17 track meet was cancelled.
Will Schwietering inspired through pole vaulting
April 20, 2018

Looking for growth as an athlete, sophomore Will Schwietering said he was inspired to pole vault by a family friend. “I started pole vaulting because my dad’s friend did it in college and introduced...

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