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Meet The Athlete: Sihirah Reese

Johanna Kaplan May 23, 2021

How long have you been doing track and field? I’ve been running track and field since fifth grade. What does track and field involve besides running?  It tests a lot of the abilities you have...

Freshman Meg Ridgeway passes the ball to a teammate April 29. Park lost to Chanhassen 17-0.

Spring Sports Captains Infographic

Katie Nelson and Maren Wilsey May 2, 2021

Spring sports are back in full swing, but due to the pandemic some changes have been made. This infographic contains goals some of the sports captains have for their season, as well as some ways their...

Freshmen Tommy Walsh and Thomas Shope throw a frisbee around at Minikahda Vista park April 3. Spring sports are in full session as of April 5.

Spring sports infographic

Maren Wilsey April 8, 2021

Spring sports are starting but due to the pandemic they might look different than usual. This infographic shows the restrictions imposed on sports and the steps needed to sign up. 

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.

End of track and field season quiz

Hayley Westwood June 4, 2019

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Freshman Freya Wade and junior Ava Bishop run the 100 meter during Sections May 15. The girls' track and field team were Section champions.

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant 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...

Junior Anna Keith looks to land in the triple jump. Keith placed third behind the schools Wilmar and New Prague.

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant 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...

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.

Snow delays track

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood 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...

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.

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood 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...

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

Girls’ track and field preseason quiz

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant March 22, 2019

Play the quiz below to see how much you know about track and field and facts about the Park’s track team. Loading Girls' Track and Field var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-414187"),...

Senior Anna Jenissen races the 200m during the 2018 track and field season.

Girls’ track concludes captains practices

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant 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...

Sophomore Hilda Habia jumps hurdles on track meet April 26. Park's next meet is May 16 at Chanhassen High School.

Girls’ track and field quiz

Breanna Thompson May 10, 2018

Test your knowledge on the girls’ track team by clicking on the link below. This quiz will cover basic facts and information about the girls’ track team. Loading Girls’ track and field quiz var...

Sophomore Hilda Habia lunges at the beginning of practice April 13. Athletes warm up inside due to the weather.

Five track meets canceled because of snow

Yonit Krebs 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,...

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