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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Senior Nate Benishek plays in an ultimate game for the Orange Crush May 16. This is Benisheks first year playing the sport.

Better late than never

Modesty Manion June 5, 2024

Joining a new sport as a freshman or middle schooler can be intimidating. But is it just as difficult to join a new sport as an upperclassman? Many juniors and seniors at Park take this route, and have...

Junior Cordell Birden takes off his warmup jacket for the 100-meter dash May 30. Birden won the 200-meter heat and will compete in state next week.

Meet the Athlete: Cordell Birden

Kalsang Wangmo June 3, 2024

How long have you been running track? I’ve been running track for 3 years now. I started running track because I’ve always been told I was fast. What are your favorite memories from running track? One...

Junior Cordell Burden running at track and field sections at Armstrong High School May 28. Birden ran an 11.10 in the 100-meter dash, getting 3rd place.

Park makes statement at sections

Caedon Exsted and Finn Berry June 3, 2024

With the track season coming to an end, Park competed in sections at Armstrong High School May 30. Park went above and beyond, breaking records along the way. Sophomore Jacob Skelly competed in the...

Junior Cordell Birden gets ready to run the 100 meter dash May 28. Birden qualified to compete at finals May 30.

Track starts prelims off strong

Thomas Halverson June 3, 2024

The preliminary sections kicked off with bangs as track athletes showcased their endurance on May 28. Several competitors shattered personal bests, setting an exciting tone for the upcoming finals. With...

Meet the athlete: Jakob Eenigenburg

Meet the athlete: Jakob Eenigenburg

Caedon Exsted, Staffer April 24, 2024

What were your initial thoughts about breaking the 400m indoor record? I thought initially that my coaches were joking when they said that, and then I realized, “Oh, that's real.” That's pretty...

Junior Jordan Greene walks on new field Mar. 14. This is the first year students can use the new track and field.

New track, new season

Louisa Augustine, Copy Editor March 20, 2024

As the winter winds down, athletes begin finding themselves immersed in the spring sports season. For Park’s track and field team, the new season brings about a new twist; a brand new track and turf....

Senior Sebastian Tangleson runs the 110 meter hurdles May 17. Tangleson got fourth overall out of eight in the conference at Chaska High School.

Track sprints through conference

Jacob Perszyk and Cole Taylor May 22, 2023

As the track team advanced through conference on May 17, coach Arsenio Richardson said he believes that despite the weather, the team had a solid performance.  “We started out pretty solid, it's...

Sophomore Anna Healey darts past opponents in the 4x100 relay race. Park’s girls relay placed fifth out of 10th.

Track trusts in True Team

Alicia Mainjeni and Anya Panday May 11, 2023

Along with competing in normal track and field meets, Park’s track and field team competes in special championship meets called true team meets.  True Team meets offer the unique opportunity...

Sophmore Lucas Tangelson competes in the mile race during the boys track meet at Armstrong April 14. Tangelson finished with a time of 4:51.

Meet the Athlete: Lucas Tangelson

Roberto Alvarez April 21, 2023

Why do you run track?  I run track because I really wanted to find a spring sport, and in track and field there are a lot of different things to do. I'm not going to do baseball, because it's kind...

Sophomore Ximena Gomez Rodriguez practices short throws as a warmup March 17. The Crush ultimate team has to practice indoors due to the late snow.

Spring season delays

Lilly Fandel-Thompson April 20, 2023

Spring sports are beginning their seasons, yet are finding issues with impacts from the long winter weather.  Minnesota winters are cold and long, which has taken a toll on the beginning of the season...

Senior Denly Lindeman leads the track team during pre-practice stretching April 13. The team was successful in rasing money for the program through fundraising efforts.

Spring sports teams hold fundraisers

Alex Hoag April 14, 2023

To combat the many costs that come with playing a sport, many of Parks sports teams have been hosting fundraisers for financial support. Through these initiatives, the softball and track teams have found...

The track team warms up April 13. The team is unable to host meets this season.

Torn up track hurts team

Anya Panday and Alicia Mainjeni April 13, 2023

In recent years, Park’s track team has struggled with having an outdated track. Due to the age of the track, the quality has reduced to the point where the team can no longer hold home meets. However,...

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