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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.

Hayley Westwood

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.

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 with the bigger schools. This entire season we have had a smaller team so we have pushed to be the b...

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.

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 with a score of 134.25 behind Wilmar by 39 points. Boys’ track and field placed fourth with a score...

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.

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 pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

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.

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 it's a lot of warming up by yourself and being independent,” Keith said. Boys’ track head c...

Girls’ track and field preseason quiz

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

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

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.

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 about playing icebreaker games and focusing on getting to know each other, rather than focusing on im...

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.

Breanna Thompson

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.

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, and it’s really cold out, we haven't been able to go out on the track at all,” Jennissen said....

Sophomore reaches new heights

Sophomore Will Schweitering works on pole vaulting at practice April 10. The April 17 track meet was cancelled.

David Bryant

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 me to the sport because he thought I would be good at it,” Schwietering said. Pole vaulti...

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