The SHS Track Team’s season opener,
“The Holiday Invitational “
was as tough as expected. How tough?
There were 88 athletes who turned in marks that met the “Elite” standards and 43 who were “National Elite”!
Our athletes stepped up to the challenge though and set
6 new, Sparkman Indoor Track records!
For the girls –
Jr, Kelsey Johnson set a new Sparkman Record (Indoor AND Outdoor) in the girls Triple Jump with a leap of 30′-1″. This beat the old School record by more than 3 FEET!
9th grader Gabrielle Griner set a NEW SHS Indoor Mark in the Girls Polevault with a jump of 8’6″ and finished in the points with a 6th.
Sophmore Kaitlyn Williams was edged out by her teammate, 8th grader Zariah Tramell (by just 3 thousandth of a second!) for the NEW SHS RECORD 0f 9.144 seconds in the girl’s 60 meter dash.
and 8th grader Renita Vander Schaaf set NEW SHS RECORDS for the indoor 800 meter (2:52.27) AND 1600 meters (6:11.31).
For the boys – 9th grader Jake Russell set a NEW SHS RECORD in the 800 meters (2:15.23).
Apart from the new records, several students set good “first marks” in their events and two set new PR’s.
– In the Boys High Jump, Jake Russell bettered his old mark by 4″ going 5′- 2″ and tieing for 22nd,
– Rob Russell set a new PR in the PoleVault with a jump of 11′