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Kenlyn Marsicek

Girl’s track and field season starts off strong


Off to a great start this year, the Maple Lake Track Team earned first place finishes, had personal records broken, and memories made. For senior Jordyn Demarais it is her fifth year competing in track and field. “My favorite part about the track atmosphere is the encouragement,” said Demarais. “We are all doing different races each meet and we are all tired, so we know what it’s like to feel that way and we can encourage our teammates to keep pushing.” Demarais enjoy’s competing in the discus event, and sprints the 100 and 200 as well. 


Due to the uniqueness of the sport, athletes in track and field have the opportunity to compete in many different events, at practices and at meets. Sophomore Joanna Hall hopes to participate in the events of 100 and 300 hurdles, long jump, and running the 4×2 at meets. Hall’s favorite events are the 100 and 300 hurdles. “I got first in 300 and 100 [hurdles],” said Hall. “I PR’d in both.” Hall’s season has been going well, and her goal for this year is to reach state in her hurdle events. 


Sophomore Celia Ortiz-Sanchez has made her debut in all of the events she has competed in this year, for it is her first year competing with the Maple Lake Track Team. After several practices and meets, Ortiz-Sanchez has found a favorite in the triple jump event. Through all of her hard work and practice Ortiz-Sanchez has stayed motivated from the help of her friends and teammates. “[My friends] always help me improve because they have been in that spot for more years than me,” said Ortiz-Sanchez. The Maple Lake Track Team competed in two meets this week and will go on to compete in two next week.