By: McKenna Nutter
As we near the end of the school year, all of our classes and activities are starting to wind down, including HP Track.
One of our most recent wins was at Conference, with Morgan Jones, a 2021 senior, setting a new school record of 39’ in the shot put. She went on to win the conference championship!
In discus, Josiah Christopher set a new personal record by ten feet, an amazing feat, and went on to win the conference championship too.
Andrew Ali and Charlie Fragassi also went on to set new personal records.
In the 3200m, first place went to Molly Moening, followed in second by 9th grader Luna Scorzelli, and in fourth by Chloe Koch! Both Molly Moening and Luna Scorzelli beat Molly’s previous record of 5.05.59, both making it within the 4 minute range for their incredibly fast miles. After working hard, it all seems to pay off in their amazingly fast performances.
On Wednesday, May 12th, Highland Park went against Minneapolis Southwest, and Roosevelt. Highland Park brought home so many winners; it was incredible.
Vincent Langenbrunner took first in the 110HH and the 300HH.
In the 200m, Gospel Simon took the front, and as for the 400m, Spencer West-Hest and Ellie Moore both brought their A-game.
Luna Scorzelli may be a 9th grader, but so much more than thought, because Luna came in #1 for the 1600m.
Amelie Isom couldn’t seem to have put more strength and stamina into her run of the 3200m.
Congratulations to all of our runners, and don’t forget our relay runners: Tommy, Terez, Melvin, and Gospel in the 4×1; Clara, Athena, Ellie P., and Camille in the 4×2; and Ellie M., Delia, Luna, and Molly in the 4×8.
Let’s give a hand to all of our amazing track stars this year.
The 2020-21 school year has been hard, and many people haven’t been able to participate in after school activities, but thankfully we’ve been lucky enough to have most of our sports teams this year. So many people who play sports rely on them, and we are so thankful that each and every single one of the runners got their chance to do what they enjoy.
This year has brought a lot of new talent to Highland Park Track, but sadly we have to say goodbye to many seniors as well. Fortunately, we were able to send them off with a great season!