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End of track and field season quiz

End of track and field season quiz

Hayley Westwood

June 4, 2019

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Spring sports’ tryout schedules

Spring sports’ tryout schedules

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019

The 2019 season for spring sports is quickly approaching. According to gopark.org, the registration cost for all spring sports is $160. Registration forms are available in the athletic office or online at gopark.org. Here is a list of the starting dates and tryout dates for every spring sport at Park....

Girls’ track breaks school record by two seconds

Girls’ track breaks school record by two seconds

Yonit Krebs and Breanna Thompson

July 1, 2018

At the Metro West Conference meet, junior Nyah Johnson, eighth grader Freya Wade, sophomore Sidney Hayenga and junior Anna Jennissen, the members of Park’s girls’ 4x200 team, defeated the school record for the 4x200 relay by two seconds. “Right after I finished I was looking around, and I loo...

Boys’ track wins Metro West

Boys’ track wins Metro West

Alec Pittman and Jacob Stillman

May 27, 2018

According to senior Abati Dedefo, it had been 47 years since the boys' track team won its conference. Abati said that fact brought on a lot of excitement when the teams hard work finally paid off. “I was excited because it was the first time we won a conference in like 47 years which is good,” ...

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Nicole Sanford

April 30, 2018

Senior Abati Dedefo said while being a multi-sport athlete as a track runner and soccer player, he chose to continue running track at the collegiate level because he believes it offers him the most potential. “To be honest, I grew up playing soccer, and soccer is fun, (but) then I just decided...

Senior to run at Ohio Wesleyan University

Senior to run at Ohio Wesleyan University

Yonit Krebs

April 20, 2018

Senior girls’ track and field captain Anna duSaire said she made the decision to attend Ohio Wesleyan University where she will also be running track. duSaire said the small-school dynamics of Wesleyan’s track program made it very appealing to her. “It's a small school and so a relativel...

Meet the Athlete: Alex Peterson

Meet the Athlete: Alex Peterson

Jacob Stillman

April 12, 2018

How long have you been running track? I ran all through middle school and then the winter of freshman year, school of freshman year and winter of sophomore year. In the winter it was with a different organization, and then I just got back into it this spring. What do you like the most about track? I l...

Senior Spotlight: Mike Donahue

Senior Spotlight: Mike Donahue

William Phelan

May 15, 2017

When did you start throwing? I started throwing freshman year. What do you enjoy about track? I enjoy how laid back it is. There is still a lot of hard work and intensity involved, but it is just less pressure. How has track impacted you as a person? Track has made me a stickler about the li...

Track team excels against elite opposition

Track team excels against elite opposition

William Phelan and Jacob Stillman

April 21, 2017

After taking third place at a home invitational, head coach Richard Keith said the track team benefitted from a higher level of competition. “By competing against teams such as Edina and Wayzata, the boys got a taste of what it will be like to run at Sections and State,” Richard Keith said. ...

Weather fails to deter track team

Weather fails to deter track team

William Phelan and Jacob Stillman

March 22, 2017

Despite the recent dump of snow, Junior sprinter Peyton Morrison said the track team has been able to hold productive practices indoors. “It has been a good start to the season,” Morrison said. “We have been able to work on sprint mechanics and quick footwork in the gym, which will help set...

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